Glossary of Baccarat terms...

 

  • American Baccarat - The terms Baccarat and American Baccarat are often used interchangeably.  American baccarat evolved from chemin de fer and European baccarat, and is the form of baccarat offered in Vegas casinos, and online.  Read about Baccarat rules here

  • Banker - One of three bet options in the game of baccarat, and mathematically the bet with the lowest house edge.

  • Chemin de fer - An early form of the game from which American Baccarat eventually evolved, and a game still very popular and common in casinos in Europe (particularly France, where it was first invented).  Read more about Chemin de fer here.

  • European Baccarat - An early form of the game from which American Baccarat eventually evolved, and a game still very popular and common in casinos in Europe (particularly France, where it was first invented).  Read more about European Baccarat here

  • House edge - The term referring to the mathematical edge that the house has over the player on a particular bet.  A house edge of 1% means that for every $100 bet by the player, the probable long term outcome will be $99 won by the player, and $1 retained by the casino or 'house'.

  • Mini Baccarat - A form of American Baccarat played on smaller tables with smaller bet limits and dealer controlled play.  Hands are generally dealt very quickly in this form of the game.

  • Overriding rule - Where either player or banker has a score of  8 or 9, no further cards are dealt.

  • Player - One of three bet options in the game of baccarat, and mathematically the bet with the highest house edge.

  • Punto Banco - A form of baccarat played in Cuba, and based on Chemin de fer

  • Tie - One of three bet options in the game of baccarat.

  • Shoe - A combination of card decks from which the game is dealt.  A shoe in American Baccarat will commonly comprise 6 or 8 decks, but single deck shoes are also offered.

 

 

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