Baccarat glossary and terms meaning
Baccarat Glossary of Terms
Many of the terms used in baccarat are French, Spanish and Italian. Some of the terms below have one meaning when applied to general gambling and another meaning in the context of baccarat. Definitions listed here apply to baccarat.
The total money a player wagers during a session.
Italian: zero. A casino game of chance requiring little knowledge or skill where all face cards and tens have a value of zero.
Spanish: banker. The dealer or player in possession of the shoe who deals and plays the hands. In some versions, the banker finances the action; in other versions, the casino books the action, but the dealer is usually called the banker.
The dealer or player in possession of the shoe who deals and plays the hands. In some versions, the banker finances the action; in other versions, the casino books the action, but the dealer is usually called the banker.
The total amount of money the player intends to bet.
The dominant version of baccarat played in North America.
The card removed from the deck after each shuffle and placed in the discard tray.
Chemin de Fer
French: the French version of baccarat.
French: round of play in Baccarat.
French: dealer. In American baccarat, the croupier acts as the ‘caller,’ and controls the flow of the game rather than dealing the cards. In mini baccarat, the dealer does it all: deals, controls the flow, collects losses and pays wins.
Divide the deck in two after the cards have been shuffled.
Solid-colored plastic card given to a player to cut the deck after the dealer shuffles.
Distribute the cards.
In American baccarat, two casino employees, stationed at opposite ends of the baccarat table, are called dealers. They do not deal the cards; instead, they collect losing bets and pay winning bets. The player acting as banker deals the cards and is sometimes called the dealer as well. In mini baccarat, the croupier deals the cards.
A tray that holds cards that have been played or discarded.
A card dealt face down.
A statistical advantage, usually an advantage that the house has over the players, expressed as a percentage.
Jack, Queen, King (all having a zero value in baccarat)
The same bet, placed over and over again without variance. When a player bets the same unit or dollar amount from hand to hand, he or she is flat betting.
Cards dealt and played during each round.
The casino or gaming establishment.
The edge that the casino has over the players, expressed as a percentage.
Casino employee who supervises baccarat from a chair above the table.
French: natural 9.
A version of American baccarat using a smaller table, about the size of a blackjack table.
An 8 or a 9 that is dealt in the first two cards.
A tool used to move cards on the baccarat table.
Spanish and Italian: point. Point or player in baccarat.
Wooden device that holds playing cards, from which the cards are dealt. The shoe holds up to eight decks and allows the dealer to easily slide one card out at a time.
A term used when dealers shuffle prematurely to annoy and harass card counters.
A card dealt face up.