Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards that are valued less than ten are said to be at face value while 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they strictly appear as the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for any hand shall be the grand total of the two cards, but the very first digit is removed. For example, a hand of seven and five gives a score of 2 (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card might be given depending on the foll. protocols:

- If the player or banker has a total score of eight or nine, both players stand.

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the gambler hits, a chart shall be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores wins. Successful stakes on the banker pay at nineteen to 20 (even money less a five % commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so ensure you have $$$$$ remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie normally pay out 8 to one but on occasion 9 to one. (This is a bad wager as ties occur lower than 1 every 10 hands. Run away from betting on a tie. Nevertheless odds are richly better – 9 to 1 vs. 8 to 1)

When done correctly, baccarat presents pretty decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with most games, Baccarat has some well-known myths. One of which is close to a roulette misconception. The past is surely not an indicator of future results. Keeping track of past outcomes on a chart is definitely a total waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most accepted and possibly most successful strategy is the one-3-two-6 concept. This scheme is used to magnify winnings and cutting back risk.

Begin by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add 1 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, take away 4 so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum of six on the 4th wager.

If you lose on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the second will create a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Accomplishing a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Therefore that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.

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