Rules of Baccarat

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Baccarat Protocols

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards valued less than 10 are worth their printed value whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they strictly symbolize the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for each hand will be the sum of the two cards, but the very first digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of seven … five has a tally of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card might be given depending on the following protocols:

- If the player or banker has a tally of eight or nine, both players stand.

- If the player has 5 or lower, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the bettor hits, a chart will be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful stakes on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even money minus a five % commission. Commission is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have $$$$$ left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie generally pays 8 to one and sometimes 9 to 1. (This is not a good gamble as ties happen lower than 1 every 10 hands. Run away from betting on a tie. Even so odds are radically better – nine to one vs. eight to one)

When done smartly, baccarat presents pretty decent odds, aside from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some common myths. 1 of which is quite similar to a roulette myth. The past is surely not a predictor of future results. Tracking of historic results on a chart is simply a waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and probably most successful tactic is the one-3-2-six technique. This method is employed to maximize profits and limiting risk.

commence by gambling 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, take away four so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you lose on the 1st bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the 2nd will create a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. This means that you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.

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