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New Paper: The History of Baccarat

By David G. Schwartz on June 1, 2010 11:30 AM | Permalink
The latest entry in the Center's Occasional Paper Series has been posted:

Paper 03: May 2010

Theodore Whiting. "The History of Baccarat," Occasional Paper Series 3. Las Vegas: Center for Gaming Research, University Libraries, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2010.

Abstract: The true origins of modern Baccarat are probably lost to history.  The first time the game Baccarat (spelled Baccara) was mentioned in print by a contemporary observer was in the early 19th century.  The written record that would document the origins and evolution of the game is, unfortunately, incomplete.  However, a close examination of the available material reveals some interesting facts surrounding the history of Baccarat, including a much earlier date for its arrival in the United States, that validates its continuing study.

Keywords: casino games, baccarat, game history

View the paper here (pdf)

RefWorks Training Webinars

By Deborah Millett on April 5, 2007 1:31 PM | Permalink
RefWorks is offering additional RefWorks Fundamentals webinars. The sessions are designed to cover the "fundamental" features of the service and are open to any RefWorks user at no cost. Enrollment is limited to 50 people per session and registration is required. During the 75 minute session(s), we will cover the following: - Creating an account and logging in - Navigating RefWorks - Getting references into RefWorks: - from a direct export partner - from a text file - from an online catalog or database search in RefWorks - adding references manually - Organizing references - Using quick search to search your RefWorks database - Creating a bibliography from a folder of references - Using Write-N-Cite and One Line/Cite View to format your paper Sessions will be offered: Thursday, 10 May 2007 at 10 AM EDT (GMT -4) -- copy/paste this link in your browser to register: