Baccarat Rules

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

2 hands of two cards are then played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The value for any hand will be the sum total of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is removed. For eg, a hand of seven and five produces a score of two (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card may be given out depending on the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker has a score of eight or nine, the two bettors stand.

- If the gambler has five or less, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the gambler hits, a chart shall be used in order to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores wins. Victorious stakes on the banker payout nineteen to 20 (even odds minus a 5% commission. Commission is monitored and paid out when you leave the table so be sure to have funds left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie generally pays out at eight to 1 and on occasion 9 to one. (This is not a good gamble as ties occur less than one every ten hands. Run away from putting money on a tie. Still, odds are somewhat better – 9 to 1 versus 8 to 1)

When played smartly, baccarat offers relatively decent odds, away from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with most games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. 1 of which is quite similar to a roulette misconception. The past is surely not an indicator of future actions. Keeping track of last results on a chart is simply a total waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and feasibly most successful tactic is the one-three-2-six scheme. This scheme is used to amplify profits and reducing risk.

Begin by betting one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the third bet. If you win the 3rd bet, add two to the 4 on the table for a total of 6 on the fourth wager.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the second brings about a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. This means you can get beaten the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.

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