The layout is the felt covering over the table. It can be any game, in the past the layout was normally green but casinos now
have an assortment of designs and colors. Under the layout there is a pad of foam or sponge rubber so the table will be soft and
it is easier to handle the cards and cheques.
This is the part of the table that is the closest to the players. It is clear of print and it is where the players store their chips, ashtrays or drinks.
The betting circle is where the players place their bets and this area is usually marked. The wager must be in the betting area to be a legal wager.
Most casinos have 7 betting areas per table so 7 people can play… but you will usually only see 6 chairs.
This line is the area that players use to place their insurance bets. The bet has to be in this area to be a legal insurance wager.
This is the area where the dealer shuffles the cards and handles cheques.
The rack is the metal tray in front of the dealer. This is the dealer’s bank and it is where all of the cheques are held.
This is the plastic holder that sits next to the rack on the dealers right side. This is where the cards go after a hand is finished.
This is a plastic T-shaped tool used to push money through the hole and into the drop box. Lay the money out flat, over the hole and
then take the end of the paddle and push it in.
This is a locked box that sits under the table and it catches and holds all the money that the dealer pushes through with the paddle.
The shoe is available in the 4-deck, 6-deck and 8-deck varieties. The shoe is a plastic device that holds the cards until ready for delivery.
There are some games, like Baccarat, that may have larger shoes.
This is the plate at the front of the shoe that holds the cards in place making it ready for the dealer.
There is an opening in the front of the shoe where the dealer places their finger to slip out the next card. There are a variety of openings out there,
including the faceplate covers (trap door), and the skirts (brush).
This is a heavy plastic trapezoid shaped object on wheels. It is placed behind the cards to help with movement.
This is the plastic edge under the face that is extended forward.
There will always be a chain attached to the shoe. This is to protect the shoe from being swapped or stolen.