baccarat

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

bac·ca·rat

noun \ˌbä-kə-ˈrä, ˌba-\

Definition of BACCARAT

:  a card game resembling chemin de fer in which three hands are dealt and players may bet either or both hands against the dealer's; also :  a two-handed version in which players may bet on or against either hand

Origin of BACCARAT

French baccara
First Known Use: 1865

baccarat

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Casino card game that resembles a simpler version of blackjack. In basic baccarat the house is the bank. In chemin de fer (a more advanced baccarat) the bank passes from player to player. In punto banco, it appears to pass from player to player but is actually held by the house. Casino play involves three or six 52-card decks shuffled together and dealt from a shoe (a box designed to hold several decks of playing cards). Counting spot-cards at face value and face-cards and 10s as 0, the bettor's aim is to receive cards that are closer to totaling 9 than those of the banker. For the purpose of totaling these cards, 10 or more counts only as its last digit (for instance, 17 is counted as 7). The banker deals two cards to the bettor and to himself.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Baccarat glass
Previous Word in the Dictionary: baccalaureate
All Words Near: baccarat

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up baccarat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More