As a good producer or studio executive knows, no change is too shallow, inappropriate or ill-advised if it may result in more money in the short run. In this, they express the highest morality and integrity that our society has to offer.
But that is not the only role for baccarat in the novels and movies of James Bond. Another very notable occasion is at the beginning of Dr. No (1962), the first Bond film with Sean Connery, which opens in Jamaica where a murder takes place, and then switches to Les Ambassadeurs / Le Cercle, a famously elite club of diplomats and aristocracy in London.
It is at this club that the lovely Ms. Sylvia Trench engages in a fierce game of baccarat / chermin de fer with a mysterious stranger. This stranger introduces himself as "Bond, James Bond," timing his words to match the upbeat of the music track that begins, also mysteriously, in the background. Thus, not only is chermin de fer Bond's game, it is the game that leads inevitably to his first successful romantic liason on film. Who is to say what would have happened had he been playing poker? He certainly would not have been at Le Cercle that evening and thus is unlikely to have met Ms Trench.
1. In reviewing the games of Les Ambassadeurs, see URL below, I notice that three-card poker is currently a game there. No doubt this is a sign of creeping Americanism and other degrading trends in European society.
Dr. No (1962) on IMDB
Casino Royale (2006) on IMDB
The club where Bond met Ms Trench