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Here is a complete walkthrough of the baccarat system:

- The name "Baccarat" comes from an Italian word which means zero.

- "Baccarat a Deux Tableau" is just one of many variations of baccarat and is very popular in Europe. In this version there are no rules as far as the Bankers play is concerned and 3 hands are usually dealt.

- "Baccarat en Banque" is the version most proularly played in America.

- The games banker is called "banco" in baccarat.

- A players bankroll refers to the amount of monies he has for betting.

- All discarded cards are placed in a can called the "broadway".

- You will notice a few cards are discarded before each new game, this is called "to burn" the cards.

- Like all other card games "face cards" are the same in baccarat, that is the Jack, Queen, Ace & King.

- In the chemin de fer version of baccarat you can cover part or all of the bankers bet and this called fading.

- "La Grande" refers to a natural 9 hand being dealt.

- "La Petite" refers to a natural 8

- Combing or lacing the deck means randomly placing cards into a stacked deck.

- "Lammers" refers to commissions that have been marked up.

- Online you will find a game called mini baccarat which is another variation of the traditional game involving a smaller minimum bet and generally played in a more casual manner.

- "Vig", "Vigorish", or "Juice" refers to the commision charged when a player wins when he bets on the bankers hand.

- High rollers are called "VIPs", they are the big spenders, the big kahunas, very important persons.

- "Chemmy" is what the English call the chemin de fer version of baccarat.

- The main dealer is also known as the callman.

- However in France the dealer is called the "croupier" and each round of card play is called a coup.

- The dealer is the main person employed by the casino to ensure the baccarat game is run smoothly.

- When a card is placed face down it is also referred to as face down card.

- House edge refers to the advantage the casino has over players. The less decks used in a baccarat game the less the house edge.

- Naturally the "players hand" is the hand which is going up against the bankers hand.

- "Punto" is another name for a baccarat player.

- "Natural" means getting an 8 or a 9 in the first 2 cards dealt.

- Rule Card is a card available in all baccarat tables outlining the rules.

- When a player bids at the start of a baccarat game on the banker winning this is referred to as " to auction". Only found in the chemin de fer variation.

- "Sabot" is French for shoe.

- In America they call chemin de fer "Shimmy".

- When a dealer prematurely before a game of baccarat shuffles the deck of cards this is called "shuffles up".

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