The American Baccarat is played at the table which consists of two identical ends and a middle area for the croupier. The typical layout of the baccarat table is shown on the image.
Areas on the Baccarat Table:
- Caller ("Croupier")
- Drop Box
- Discard Trays
- Tips box
Up to 14 players occupy the seats which correspond to the numbers on the layout. The No. 13 seat is eliminated, because of the superstition that surrounds the number. So, the 14th player will be seated at No. 15. In front of the players is a section for placing wagers.
You may sit in any open seat at the table, the position does not affect the play in any manner.Each player has three betting areas associated with his position at the table, corresponding to the possible choices at the beginning of each game: "Banker", "Player" or "Tie".
Three dealers service each table. The dealer standing between positions one and 15 (position 1) is known as the "caller" or "croupier", and directs the play of the game and makes calls on the hands.
Two other dealers work on the position 2 and 3. One dealer serves players 1 through 7, the other serves 8 through 14. They pay bets when a player wins and takes bets away on losses. In the croupier area there are numbered boxes, which are used to track how much commission each player owes the house.