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Baccarat : Game Tips & Strategies

Baccarat: The game of course! A count of zero (0).

Burning the top cards: The practice of dealing the top 3 to 6 cards and discarding them after shuffling before starting play.

Caller: The croupier at the baccarat table that handles the cards.

Commission: The cut (usually 5 percent) that the house takes on winning bank bets.

Coup: bet.

Croupiers: Casino employees who deal the cards, and supervise the betting.

Fading: Placing bets.

La Grande: ("the big one") a natural with a total of nine (9).

La Petite: ("the little one") a natural with a total of eight (8).

Loss bet: A bet against the house.

Muck: The 416 cards (8 decks of 52 cards) used, at the beginning of the shuffling process.

Natural: A count of eight (8) or nine (9).

Palette: A long thin wooden paddle that enable thee seated croupiers to transact business at the far reaches of the table.

Pass: Win.

Push: A bet on a hand that ends up a tie. Such bets neither win or lose, and the money simply sits there for the next hand. (unless tie bets are allowed)

Shills: Employees of the casino (usually young good looking women) who play at a table only to attract other players to the table.

Shoe: An automatic dealing device that eliminates any accidents in the dealing.

Shooter: Another term for the bank.

Baccarat School Lessons
Lesson 1: Baccarat History
What does baccarat mean anyways? Where did originate?
Lesson 2: Baccarat Rules
Did you know there are three main variations to Baccarat? Also find out the specific regulations for the North American variation.
Lesson 3: Baccarat Strategy
Once you've learned the basics, find out the when is the best time to "hit", "stand". What is the house advantage?
Lesson 4: Baccarat Tips
Things to keep in mind. Is a game played with fewer decks really a better game?
Lesson 5: Baccarat Vocabulary
What’s a ‘shoe’ and is a ‘shill’ a type of bet? Find out.
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