"Are you going to play 'Chemy', or have you brought your golf-clubs?"
The casino at Monte Carlo
Creative Commons AttributionThe casino at Monte Carlo - Credit: Alison Christine

Chemy is an abbreviation of chemin de fer, a French card game played in European and Latin American casinos. It is sometimes also known as shimmy or chernay.

The game is of one of three versions of baccarat, which was introduced in France in the 15th century; in French, therefore, the use of the term chemin de fer for the card game predates its use to mean railway.

The other two versions of baccarat are known as punto banco and baccarat banque.