Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards with less than a value of ten are counted at face value while 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 persons; they only appear as the 2 hands to be played).

2 hands of 2 cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The value for every hand is the grand total of the two cards, but the initial digit is dumped. For example, a hand of seven … five results in a value of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card may be given out depending on the foll. protocols:

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

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

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

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores will be the winner. Winning wagers on the banker pay nineteen to twenty (even money minus a five percent commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have funds remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winning bets for tie normally pays out at 8 to one but occasionally 9 to one. (This is a crazy bet as ties happen less than 1 every 10 hands. Stay away from betting on a tie. However odds are positively better – nine to one vs. eight to 1)

Played smartly, baccarat presents generally decent odds, apart from the tie wager ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with every games, Baccarat has some established misunderstandings. 1 of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is not a predictor of future actions. Keeping track of historic outcomes on a chart is simply a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and probably most successful tactic is the 1-3-two-6 scheme. This scheme is used to magnify earnings and lowering risk.

start by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, clear away four so you have two on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third gamble, add 2 to the four on the table for a total of six on the fourth gamble.

If you lose on the initial wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the second causes a loss of two. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. This means that you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.

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