In this section we cover all of the common terminology involved with
the game of baccarat.Many of the worlds come from Italian and French
which is where much of the game developed. Interestingly enough even
after decades of the game being available in the US all of the original
terminology is still used.
Translates to mean zero. When either the player or the bank hand
have a total of zero this is known as baccarat. Unlike blackjack
this is a negative situation.
One of the three possible bets on a standard baccarat table. Pays
off 1 to 1 minus 5% banker commission. The house edge is just over
The amount of money that you have to gamble with.
Chemin de Fer
A version of baccarat that is rarely seen in the casinos of today.
It is available at some European casinos but in general is only
available to the high limit players
A round of play comprising of a player hand and a banker hand.
The person in charge of the drawing of the cards. When playing at
the big table version the dealer position can be taken by players.
The container from which the cards are dealt
A side bet option for either the player or banker hand. Wins if
the chosen hand wins by four or more points or a natural.
A casino employee who makes sure that the correct rules are followed.
A popular version of casino baccarat where the dealer deals all
of the cards. Mini baccarat tables tend to be on the main casino
floor and offer low table limits.
A hand count of eight or nine from the first two cards dealt to
One of the three possible baccarat bets. Pays of at 1 to 1
and has a house advantage of just over 1%. Player is the opposite
bet to banker.
Translates literally to player banker. Punto Banco is the most widely
seen version of baccarat at casinos in the US and abroad.
A side bet that is sometimes offers that gives you the opportunity
to bet on a series of hands. For example you could bet on five banker
hands in a row.
Table of Play
The set of rules which dictate when and if a third card will be
dealt to either hand.
One of the three possible outcomes of a baccarat coup. The tie bet
has the highest pay off at 8 to 1 but also comes with the highest
house advantage of just under 15%.