From the...

From the editor #55


I don’t recall the exact moment I walked into a casino for the very first time, but I do remember the state of sheer confusion I felt trying to get my head around the many new and unusual table games before me. Baccarat, blackjack, stud poker, pai gow – it took many months before I plucked up enough courage (and spent enough time reading up on basic rules) to actually risk some of my hard-earned cash. Thank God no one ever told me about baccarat’s roads or I may have run away screaming never to return again!

But as I eventually came to discover, there is much more to many casino games than meets the eye. At WGM, our goal is to help you on this path by not only suggesting where to play and what to expect from the best resorts in Macau and Asia but also how to do so and what strategies you can employ to give yourself an edge.

It is with this in mind that we have reprised in this issue one of the most important articles we’ve ever published, taking a detailed look at baccarat’s mysterious “roads.”

We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!

Ben Blaschke