Online Baccarat Terminology

There are a number of online baccarat terms and definitions that are useful for the baccarat player to know.


• Baccarat en Banque: A European variation of baccarat with the casino acting as the bank.
• Chemin-de-fer: Another European variation of baccarat, with one of the players as the bank.
• Mini-baccarat: A variation of Baccarat played on a smaller table with fewer players.


• Banco: What the betting player says when he wants to match the bank.
• Banco Prime: When more than one player calls "Banco", the privilege to match the bank, known as banco prime, is given to the player to the bank's right.


• Banker Bet: When a player bets that the banker will win.
• Player Bet: When a player bets that the player will win.
• Tie Bet: When a player bets that the game will end in a tie.

Card Terms

• Down Card: The first two cards of the deal, known as down cards, are dealt face down so that only the player can see them.
• Burn: A number of cards are eliminated after the deck has been cut.
• Discard Tray: Where the cards no longer in play are kept.
• Up card: A card that is dealt face up. In baccarat the third card of the deal is an up card. • Shoe: The wooden box in which the cards are stacked.
• Palette: A wooden tool that shifts the cards on the table.


• Croupier: The dealer in baccarat.
• High Roller: A player playing with a big bankroll.


• Le Grande: The best hand in baccarat with a hand value of 9.
• Petite: Second best hand in baccarat with the value of 8.


• House Edge: The advantage that the casino has over players. In baccarat this advantage is the commission charged by the casino on the winnings.
• Layout: The baccarat table that shows the different bets that may be made and where these bets are placed.
• Standoff: When the banker and the player tie in a baccarat game.

By understanding this online baccarat glossary, you should be ready to play the game at any online casino.

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