Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Procedures

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

2 hands of two cards will then be played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for each hand is the grand total of the 2 cards, but the first digit is dropped. For e.g., a hand of 7 and 5 has a tally of two (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be dealt depending on the foll. protocols:

- If the bettor or banker has a value of 8 or nine, each bettors stand.

- If the player has five or lower, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the player hits, a chart is used in order to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the two scores will be the winner. Successful bets on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even odds less a five percent commission. Commission is monitored and paid out when you leave the table so make sure that you have dollars left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie commonly pays out at eight to one and occasionally 9 to one. (This is a bad wager as ties happen lower than 1 every ten hands. Stay away from laying money on a tie. Nevertheless odds are substantially better – nine to one vs. 8 to one)

When done properly, baccarat offers relatively good odds, apart from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some well-known myths. 1 of which is quite similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is not an actual indicator of future results. Tracking of past results on a chart is simply a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most established and possibly most successful technique is the 1-three-2-6 technique. This tactic is used to magnify payout and cutting back risk.

start 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, subtract 4 so you have two on the third gamble. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the four on the table for a grand total of six on the 4th gamble.

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

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