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Baccarat Glossary

Baccarat Glossary
by Predictem.com Staff

Baccarat is a very easy game to play with very simple terminology. Here are a few words and terms that can help you out in Baccarat. The game of Baccarat became famous in France and therefore many of the terms for the game are in French.

· Baccarat – The worst Baccarat hand, which is the total of zero.

· Banker/Player Bet – the two main bets in Baccarat, besides betting on the tie, which is either betting on the Banker’s (dealer) hand or the Player’s hand.

· Banco – (meaning bank) “Banco” is said by the player when they decide to bet all their money.

· Bank – Is the hand that is dealt last and acts last.

· Burn – Means to discards at the start of the shoe.

· Callman – The dealer who either runs the game or calls the game.

· Croupier – The term for dealer that is used in France.

· Dealer – The person who works the Baccarat game.

· Down Card – The card that is dealt face down.

· Face Cards – The Jack, Queen, and King of any suit.

· Fade – Means to cover either all or a part of the bank bet. Is also called cover or cover the bank.

· High Roller – Term for a player that makes very large bets.

· House Edge – The term for the advantage that the casino has over the player. Baccarat has the best house edge for players.

· Le Grande – The French term for the 9 that is dealt in a natural.

· Le Petite – The French term for the 8 that is dealt in a natural.

· Lace – This is the term for when the cards are placed randomly into one stack of cards.

· Mini Baccarat – This is a variation of baccarat that has a smaller table, fewer seats at the table, and only has one dealer not 2 dealers and a Callman. The version of Baccarat that is predominately played in casinos.

· Muck – 8 decks of cards used in a Baccarat game. (Total of 416 cards)

· Natural – This is the original hand that has the first two cards that total either 8 or 9.

· Palette – The wooden tool that is used to move the cards on a Baccarat table.

· Player Hand – This is the hand that plays against the bank (dealer) hand that receives cards and then acts by itself.

· Punto – The player in Baccarat.

· Rule Card – The rule card for both Baccarat and Chemin de Fer.

· Sabot – The French term for shoe

· Shoe – The wooden box that is used in Baccarat for both holding and dispensing the cards that will be dealt out.

· Shooter – A nickname given to the bank.

· Standoff – This is what a tie is called. For example, a standoff between the player and the dealer, meaning they have the same total number of points.

· Tie Bet – Where neither the bank (dealer) nor the player win the hand.

· Up Card – The card that is dealt face up.

· Vigorish – The commission of 5% that is charged on the banker hands if they have won the hand.

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Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed. ~ Mark Twain