Baccarat Principles

Baccarat is wagered on with eight decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards under ten are valued at face value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are zero, and A is 1. Wagers are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not really people; they just represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The total for every hand is the total of the 2 cards, however the first number is discarded. For example, a hand of five and six has a score of one (5 plus six equals eleven; dump the first ‘1′).

A additional card may be given using the rules below:

- If the gambler or house has a score of eight or nine, the two players stay.

- If the player has five or lower, she hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the player stays, the bank hits on a value lower than five. If the player hits, a chart is used to see if the banker stays or takes a card.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The bigger of the 2 hands wins. Winning wagers on the bank payout 19:20 (even money minus a five percent commission. The Rake is tracked and cleared out when you quit the game so make sure you still have money left just before you quit). Winning wagers on the player pay one to one. Winning wagers for a tie frequently pays eight to one but on occasion 9 to 1. (This is a poor bet as a tie occurs lower than one in every 10 rounds. Be wary of wagering on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for 9:1 versus 8 to 1)

Gambled on properly punto banco provides fairly decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a handful of accepted misconceptions. One of which is close to a myth in roulette. The past is not a harbinger of future actions. Recording past results on a chart is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that gave its life for our stationary desires.

The most familiar and probably the most successful method is the one-three-two-six tactic. This plan is used to maximize profits and limit risk.

Begin by wagering one unit. If you win, add another to the 2 on the table for a grand total of three chips on the second bet. If you succeed you will hold 6 on the game table, pull off 4 so you have two on the third bet. Should you succeed on the third bet, deposit two on the four on the game table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth bet.

Should you don’t win on the first wager, you take a hit of 1. A profit on the 1st bet followed by a hit on the 2nd creates a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a hit on the third gives you with a gain of 2. And success on the 1st three with a defeat on the 4th means you balance the books. Winning all 4 bets gives you with twelve, a take of ten. This means you can lose the 2nd bet five times for every favorable run of four bets and in the end, break even.

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