Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards which are valued less than ten are valued at their printed number while 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 individuals; they strictly symbolize the 2 hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards will then be given to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for every hand is the sum total of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of seven and 5 produces a score of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be given depending on the following protocols:

- If the player or banker has a total score of eight or 9, then both gamblers stand.

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

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the gambler hits, a chart is used in order to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful wagers on the banker pay at 19 to 20 (even money less a five percent commission. Commission is followed closely and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have cash left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie generally pay out 8 to one but on occasion 9 to 1. (This is a crazy wager as ties happen lower than one every 10 hands. Stay away from betting on a tie. Regardless odds are emphatically better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to one)

When played properly, baccarat offers generally good odds, away from the tie wager ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some well-known misconceptions. One of which is close to a roulette misconception. The past is surely not an indicator of future results. Keeping track of last results on a chart is a total waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most established and almost certainly most successful tactic is the 1-3-2-6 method. This scheme is used to amplify payout and reducing risk.

start by betting 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, subtract 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third gamble, add two to the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th bet.

If you lose on the initial wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the 2nd causes a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. Accomplishing a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. Thus you can get beaten the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.

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