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"
- A players bankroll refers to the amount of monies
he has for betting.
- All discarded cards are placed in a can called
- You will notice a few cards are discarded before
each new game, this is called "to burn"
- 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
- "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
- 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
- "Punto" is another name for a baccarat
- "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".