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LeGold

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I was wondering - what is the reason behind casinos having special/different chips for baccarat?
 

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I don't remember where I read it, but I heard that Baccarat keeps a separate P/L from the rest of the casino. So to help track it, they use different chips.

Although I have nothing to back it up, this was gonna be my response as well. When you see Vegas casinos, the city, county, and even state numbers - it’s always broken down to slots, table games, and Baccarat separately. Wonder why that is though...
 

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Although I have nothing to back it up, this was gonna be my response as well. When you see Vegas casinos, the city, county, and even state numbers - it’s always broken down to slots, table games, and Baccarat separately. Wonder why that is though...
I had heard something about house edge, so different profit expectations per line item. But again I have no current sources.
 

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Thread is useless without pr0n..... ;). And I'm saving real Baccarat drop for later......63 and counting.... :whistle: :whistling:

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Yeah, it's prob because the P/L statements are kept completely separate from the other table games....

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Not sure, but I can think of twp possible reasons

1) Baccarat chips are somewhat larger than the casino’s standard chips. Since baccarat was originally a high/mega roller game, perhaps the purpose of larger size chips was to make it more difficult for dealers to palm them

2) Baccarat was a “prestige” game. Perhaps marking the chips “Baccarat” was to encourage players to keep the chips as souvenirs which they could show off with a few gambling war stories rather than cash them in

I especially like the $20 Baccarat chips. I have a couple from the Dunes and am planning on adding more
 
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