The game of baccarat is one of the oldest casino games. In fact, according to baccarat history, the game was documented as early as the 1300s, when it appeared in France. According to legend, the game came originally from Italy, and indeed the word baccarat in Italian means zero. The word baccarat or zero refers to the fact that all tens, jacks, queens and kings have a value of zero in the game. Any hand with a total of ten, like a three plus a seven, will also equal zero.