The Tables And Layouts In Baccarat

Tables and layouts in Baccarat, discussed on this page for our purposes, will throw light upon the two main types of baccarat tables you'll find in the casinos: baccarat and mini-baccarat. You will see that there are a few differences between the two, most important involving the size of the table and bankroll needed to play.

The baccarat tables and layouts are fairly basic, and very easy to get used to. Baccarat is a game with only three bets, banker, player and tie. Hence it is important that the baccarat layouts must reflect this simplicity. You will find most casinos featuring the large full-size baccarat game in a partly secluded area, which is off the main casino floor. Set aside for the higher-limit games, these games tend to have table minimums of $50-100 per hand. The limits can go up to $100,000 or more. On the other hand mini-baccarat's appeal is fast gaining in popularity worldwide. Its appeal lies in the reduced table size, thus making it far less intimidating, along with the lowered table minimums of $5 to $25 The full size big baccarat table layouts are oval table which come with a green felt layout denoting player positions. On each side of the baccarat table, you will see large yellow numbers. The numbers run from one to fifteen, excluding thirteen. The 13th place is skipped over for reasons of superstition. Sometimes, one may find the 4th place skipped too for it is considered unlucky in some Oriental cultures, for it is seen as to be closely related to the word for death.

Getting on with the explanation of tables and layouts in Baccarat, the tables have a large u-shaped cut on one side in the middle marking a spot for one of the dealer's to stand, which is called the "caller's" place. As the game's official, the dealer calls out cards or hands as revealed. He also performs the duty of announcing the winner, and directing the game. He is also supposed to control the shoe as it travels the baccarat table from one player to another around the table with players taking turns.

Corresponding to the possible choices at the beginning of each game, each position has three betting areas associated with it. The banker is spelled out across a row of betting areas, while the Player is spelled out below it. Above both of these bets, there is a central area for tie bets. In front of each player's marked position lies a row for betting on the Player and behind that is a row denoting Banker. Finally there is a third tier for those who want to play the Tie hand. The mini baccarat table layout is probably more comfortable for those used to playing blackjack.

On a full baccarat table, three dealers work the game at all times. Two dealers are either sitting or standing beside the chips on one side of the table, taking care of the player's bets on their end of the table. The caller stands in the middle of the table on the opposite side from the dealers, and makes calls on the hands, directing the game.