Baccarat glossary, strategy and tips

Glossary of terms, meaning of words: Terminology, Jargon, Slang, Vocabulary.

  • 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.

How to win at baccarat: (Strategy, plan, tactics, method, system, technique.)

There is very little you can do to influence the outcome at baccarat. Therefore, rather than try to influence or predict the outcome, a good strategy would be to ride on the outcome and vary the intensity of betting appropriately; more as you win, less as you lose.

Establish a pattern of play to your liking and stick to it. This combined with a suitable money management system, like the Paroli system, should give you the opportunity to be a winner.

Baccarat tips:

  • Baccarat is really a game of chance and there is no need to know the third-card rules. In any case, play is closely monitored by the casino dealers and errors are very rare.
  • Avoid standoff or tie bets altogether.
  • Don’t bet against a streak of either Banco (banker) or Punto (player). After three consecutive Banco or Punto, either stop betting until the streak chops or bet with the streak.
  • Don’t be put off by the 5% tax on Banco wins. This is compensated by the fact that Banco wins more times than Punto.
  • If a shoe chops four times in a row bet with the chop on the fifth bet and treat the chop as a trend until it breaks with either a bank or player duplication. — Submitted by visitor