Baccarat Games – Terms
Baccarat – 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.