Glossary of Terms


Baccarat Guide / Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

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Baccarat: A hand with zero value, the worst hand possible in baccarat.
Baccarat en Banque: An European variation of baccarat in which the casino acts as the bank
Banco: A term used by a bettor when he wants to match the bank
Bankroll: The amount a bettor brings to the gambling table.
Croupier: The dealer.
Chemin-de-fer: A European variation of baccarat in which one player acts as the bank.
Discard Tray: A tray for the cards that have been played or discarded
Down Card: A card dealt face down, like the first two cards of the deal.
Face Cards: Jack, Queen or King. Also known as picture cards.
Flat Bettor: A person who wagers the same stake throughout the game.
High Roller: A player who makes big wagers.
House Edge: The banker’s advantage over the player. In the versions of baccarat in which a bettor acts as the bank, the casino makes its money by taking a commission from the winning bet.
Ladderman: The person who oversees the baccarat table.
Le Grande: A hand with the value of 9. The best hand in baccarat.
Mini-baccarat: A variation of Baccarat with a smaller table.
Palette: A wooden implement used for moving cards on the table.
Petite: A hand with the value of 8.
Shoe: A wooden box for holding and dispensing the cards to be dealt.
Standoff: A tie between the banker and the player.
Tie Bet: When a player bets on a tie.
Upcard: A card dealt face up, like the third card of the deal.