Baccarat Rules and Terminology

Become a Baccarat expert by learning the rules and terminology!

In order to understand the game of baccarat, it is important to first learn the rules and terminology.

One of the three available bets in Baccarat with house edge of around 1% and payout of 1 to 1 after the banker commission of 5%

The money that is available to a player for the purposes of gambling

Chemin de Fer
A Baccarat variant that is available at select casinos today.

A round of Baccarat play that is made up of a banker hand and a player hand

Baccarat literally means ‘zero’

The person that draws the cards – in some circumstances players can take on the position of the dealer.

Dealing Shoe
The container where the cards are dealt from

Mini Baccarat
This is another version of Baccarat where all cards are dealt.

Hand count of nine or eight from 1st two cards dealt to a hand

Punto Banco
This translates to player banker and it is a popular version of Baccarat in casinos around the world

One of the three available bets in Baccarat with a house edge around 1% and a payout of 1 to 1.

Table of Play
The rules that dictate if and when a 3rd card is dealt to a hand

A side bet that may be available in the game. This side bet allows players to bet on a number of hands. For instance, this bet allows you to bet on five consecutive banker hands

One of three possible bets in Baccarat with a house edge of around 15% and a payout of 8 to 1.