Baccarat Glossary Terms
Baccarat - A card game, as well the Italian term for the lowest hand in the game - zero.
Banco - Refers to the bank and to what the player announces ("Banco!") when he decides to bet all his money.
Burn - When the dealer, after shuffling but before dealing, throws out a few of the top cards.
Callman - A casino employee who, after the first two cards are dealt, announces which player requires another card.
Commission - The 5 percent payment that the casino takes from each winning bank bet.
Croupier - Another name for the casino dealer or the one who oversees the betting.
Down card - A card that faces down.
Face card - The Jack, Queen, or King belonging to any suit of cards, whether hearts, spades, clubs or diamonds.
La Grande - French word for "big" as well as for 9 - the best hand in baccarat.
La Petite - French word for a card total of 8.
Natural - Term used when the two cards first dealt total 8 or 9.
Punto - Another name for player.
Shoe - A wooden box or other device that holds and dispenses playing cards.
Standoff - Another term for a tie.
Tie bet - Placing a bet on the banker and player being even or tied.