Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards below a value of 10 are of their printed number whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they strictly appear as the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards are then dealt to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for any hand is the total of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For example, a hand of 7 and five produces a total of two (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘one’).

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

- If the player or banker has a total of 8 or 9, the two gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has five or lower, he/she hits. bettors stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart will be used in order to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores is the winner. Successful wagers on the banker pay at 19 to twenty (even money minus a 5 percent commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so make sure to have funds remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winner bets for tie commonly pays out at eight to 1 but sometimes nine to one. (This is a crazy gamble as ties occur lower than 1 every ten hands. Definitely don’t try laying money on a tie. Nevertheless odds are especially better – 9 to one versus 8 to 1)

Played accurately, baccarat offers relatively decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with most games, Baccarat has some common myths. 1 of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way a predictor of future results. Keeping track of old outcomes on a chart is a complete waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and probably most successful method is the one-3-two-6 scheme. This scheme is employed to increase wins and reducing risk.

commence by betting one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd wager. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a total of six on the 4th wager.

If you don’t win on the 1st wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd creates a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you come out even. A win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. Thus 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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