Baccarat glossary

Glossary of terms, defenitions of words:

  • Banco – Banker.
  • Bankroll – A player’s total gambling money.
  • Carte – French for request a card be dealt.
  • Coup – French for a round of play.
  • Croupier – French for dealer.
  • Down Card – A face down card.
  • Face Cards – The Jack, Queen, and King of any suit of cards.
  • High Roller – A player that wagers big bets.
  • House Edge – The casino in-built advantage, usually gained by paying less than the odds.
  • Ladderman – Casino employee who oversees the baccarat game. Personnel working this game are two dealers seated together at the center of the table, a caller standing at the table across from the dealers, and the ladderman, supervising the action from a chair above the table.
  • Le Grande – French for natural 9.
  • Mini-baccarat – A smaller version table baccarat.
  • Monkey – A term for a face card or a 10.
  • Natural – An 8 or a 9 with the first two cards.
  • Palette – The tool (usually a long flat wooden baton) used in the Baccarat game to move cards on the table.
  • Punto – Player.
  • Shoe – Device, usually a wooden box, used for holding and dispensing playing cards to be dealt.
  • Shuffle Up – Premature shuffling of playing cards by the dealer.
  • Standoff – A tie.
  • VIP – A Very Important Person. Usually a big bettor or a high roller.
  • Upcard – A face up card.
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