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.
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