a gambling game played with cards, in which players may bet that either or both of the two other hands will beat the dealer's hand: the dealer typically uses a paddle to deal the cards and move the chips
Origin of baccaratFrench baccara from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totaling closest to 9 points. Face cards and tens are worth 0 points, other cards are worth their face value, and if the hand totals more than 10 only the second digit matters; for example, a hand of 6 and 8 (totaling 14) is worth 4 points.
Origin of baccaratFrench baccara from Provençal
(usually uncountable, plural baccarats)
- (card games) A card game with some similarities to blackjack.
Probably from French