Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards under ten are counted at their printed number meanwhile ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they strictly appear as the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given out to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The value for each hand is the sum of the two cards, but the very first digit is dropped. For example, a hand of 7 and five results in a value of two (7plus5=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card can be given depending on the following rules:

- If the bettor or banker has a tally of eight or 9, the two bettors stand.

- If the player has 5 or lower, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the player hits, a chart will be used to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Winning wagers on the banker pay nineteen to 20 (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission is followed closely and paid out when you leave the table so make sure that you have money remaining before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie typically pays 8 to one and on occasion 9 to 1. (This is a bad wager as ties will happen less than one every ten hands. Definitely don’t try placing bets on a tie. Nevertheless odds are appreciably better – 9 to 1 versus eight to 1)

Played correctly, baccarat offers relatively decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is close to a roulette misconception. The past is in no way an actual indicator of future results. Monitoring of previous results on a chart is undoubtedly a waste of paper as well as 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 method is the 1-three-2-6 scheme. This schema is deployed to build up payouts and minimizing risk.

start 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, remove 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the initial bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the second will create 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 three with a loss on the fourth mean you break even. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. Thus you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.