6 weeks – 80 hours (20 hours lecture / 60 hours hands on training)
The school’s objective in this program is to produce a confident, employable dealer, proficient in all procedures of Baccarat in an entry level position. This program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the rules and terminology of the game; the skills and abilities to call the bankers hand and players hand; handling chips, commission, paying and taking bets, marking up of commission and the correct procedures for dealing the game protections. The student will have a complete understanding and be thoroughly conversant with the rules, techniques, systems, procedures and theory of Baccarat and will develop the skills and abilities to the point that will qualify them for entry as a Baccarat dealer at the beginner’s (break-in) level.
Baccarat is known as Punto banco, it is a card comparing game played between a player and a banker. Each baccarat has three possible outcomes: “player” (player has the higher score), “banker”, and “tie”. In Baccarat, cards have a point value: cards 2–9 have face value, 10s, Js, Qs and Ks have no point value, Aces are worth 1 point, Jokers are not used. Hands are valued according to the rightmost digit of the sum of their constituent cards. The highest possible hand value in baccarat is 9.
The course of Baccarat begins with the rules and object of the game. The student then advances to equipment, dealer and caller positions and duties, bank hand wagers, player hand wagers, card values and third card rules, check handling, markers and job interview/audition procedures. Topics include:
- Burn Cards
- Drawing Hands
- Third Card Rule
- Paying Commission
- Land Hand Procedure