How Many Baccarat Hands You Play Per Shoe

how many hands in a baccarat shoe

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Last Updated: March 7, 2024

Knowing how many hands are in a baccarat shoe can help players plan their game accordingly. The “shoe” is the device that holds the decks used in a game of baccarat. This device holds anywhere between 6 to 8 decks.

The total number of cards held in the shoe would be between 312 to 416, depending on the variation of Baccarat you are playing. Therefore, there are between 80 to 104 hands in a shoe. This number is not exact because there are other factors that can affect the number of hands in a shoe, such as:

  • Where the cut is.
  • How the cards fall.
  • The flow of the game. 

This is a rough estimate that helps players have a starting point from which to calculate the total hands available. Depending on how the game at your table goes, this number could rise or drop.

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