Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards with less than a value of ten are said to be at their printed value and on the other hand ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual persons; they purely appear as the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards will then be given to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for each hand will be the sum of the two cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For eg, a hand of 7 and five results in a total score of two (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be dealt depending on the foll. standards:

- If the gambler or banker has a tally of 8 or nine, both gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or less, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Winning stakes on the banker pay at 19 to 20 (even odds less a five percent commission. Commission is monitored and paid out when you leave the table so ensure that you have $$$$$ left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winning bets for tie usually pay eight to 1 but sometimes nine to 1. (This is not a good wager as ties happen lower than 1 every ten hands. Avoid placing bets on a tie. Still, odds are appreciably better – 9 to 1 vs. 8 to 1)

When done effectively, baccarat offers pretty good odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some common false impressions. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is not a predictor of future actions. Tracking of past results on a chart is undoubtedly a waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and almost certainly most successful tactic is the one-3-2-6 concept. This technique is used to boost payout and limiting risk.

Begin by gambling 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, subtract four so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third bet, add 2 to the four on the table for a value of six on the fourth gamble.

If you lose on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the 2nd causes a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. 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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