Las Vegas Baccarat Chemin de Fer
The game played
in Las Vegas may be called many things, but it is played distinctly. You may
come across it played as baccarat, as chemin de fer, or as baccarat-chemin de
fer. There are several features that distinguish the Las Vegas version from all
others. The differences are described below:
the casino occupies the role of banker. However, sometimes this role may be
occupied by players who rotate slowly.
● There is
only one hand dealt that is a non-bank hand.
may bet with the bank or against the bank.
There are usually
six or eight standard decks of cards used.
In the case that
the role of the banker rotates the players will follow the same banking rules
as baccarat banque. Most of the time the casino will keep the bank and in this
case the bank is handled in the following format:
house betting limit limits the size of bets on hands, not the actual bank. A
player can request to have the house betting limit increased in some cases.
● There are
no rules for precedence in betting and there are no banco bets, either.
players are allowed to play.
bets on the bank usually have to pay a 5% levy to the casino.
When a player is
betting on the bank he must place his bet on the appropriate place on the
table. This is located in the center of the table.
A player that
bets the bank will lose will place his bet on the section with a number that is
located in front of him.
Players may also
choose to back the bank in the hopes that it will have a natural eight or nine.
If the bank does have a natural eight or nine the player will be paid at the
odds of nine to one.
The game is
played the same as in chemin de fer, except there are no options for the player
or banker. Instead, the options become draw plays. As a result, the following
● If a
player has a hand that totals 5 he must draw.
● If the
banker is holding a hand of three then after he gives a nine he must draw.
Similarly, if holding a five hand after giving a four he must draw.