Of Online Baccarat Games
An employee of the casino who staffs and services
the games of Online Baccarat Games.
Face Cards. The jack, queen, and king, which together
with the 10, have a zero valuation.
Fade. In chemin de fer, to cover all or part of the
La Grande. French for 9 dealt as a natural.
La Petite. French for 8 dealt as a natural.
Natural. The original hand consisting of the first
two cards dealt, which total 8 or 9.
Player Hand. The hand opposing the bank hand, which
receives cards and acts upon them first.
Rule Card. The card that shows the printed rules of
play for Online Baccarat Games and chernin de fer.
Sabot. French term for the shoe.
Shills. House employees, usually attractive young
women, who sit around an empty Online Baccarat Games
table to attract players to the games.
Shimmy. The American slang expression for chemin de
Shoe. The device which holds all the cards used in
Online Baccarat Gamess, from which cards may easily
be slid out one at a time.
Starter. See Shills
the easiest and most common way for players to cheat,
by far, is collusion. It's also the most difficult
to detect. Collusion is a situation in which any two
or more players work together to develop an unfair
advantage in a game. One type of collusion occurs
when a player manipulates the deal to favor a partner.
The rule that makes your hand dead if another player
folds his cards into yours, even if it is accidental,
is a protection against collusion, to prevent him
from passing cards to you. But that same rule can
be turned around by cheaters: one could become "frustrated"
and "accidentally" throw his cards into
the victim's hand, thus killing it, and allowing the
cheater's partner to take a pot uncontested. (The
moral of this story is to always protect your cards
by keeping them close to you on the table and protecting
them with a chip.)
The classic collusion play is for players to covertly
share information with each other that is not available
in fair play, by somehow communicating what types
of hands they hold or what actions they want their
partner to take. Signals could be encoded in anything
from the way that chips are stacked to footsie under
the table. Players who communicate in this way would
have increased power to shape the hand to their advantage
by keeping other players in or getting them out. At
its lowest level, collusion can be as simple as two
players playing easy against each other. No covert
communication or elaborate planning is required for
players to develop an unfair advantage this way. This
is not a significant issue in a regular live game,
but it can really taint tournament play (see chapter