Baccarat, the high-stakes card game popularized by the likes of James Bond and Frank Sinatra, is a game of luck, not skill. Unlike poker, it requires no intuition or creativity. And unlike blackjack, players don’t benefit from a well-rehearsed betting strategy. With a house advantage hovering just above 1 percent, baccarat is more like a glorified coin toss.
"What Is 'Edge-Sorting' and Why Did It Cost a Poker Star $10 Million in Winnings?" is from the October 26, 2017 Sports section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.