Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards with less than a value of 10 are said to be at their printed 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 players; they simply portray the 2 hands to be played).

Two hands of two cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for any hand will be the grand total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of 7 and 5 produces a score of 2 (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card could be dealt depending on the following practices:

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

- If the player has 5 or less, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores wins. Winning wagers on the banker pay out nineteen to 20 (even money less a five percent commission. Commission is tracked and paid out when you leave the table so make sure you have $$$$$ left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winning bets for tie usually pay out 8 to 1 but sometimes 9 to one. (This is not a good bet as ties occur less than one every ten hands. be wary of laying money on a tie. Regardless odds are emphatically better – 9 to one versus eight to 1)

When done accurately, baccarat presents fairly good odds, aside from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Strategy

As with every games, Baccarat has some established false impressions. 1 of which is close to a roulette misconception. The past is never actually an indicator of future events. Keeping track of historic results on a chart is simply a total waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and almost certainly most successful strategy is the 1-3-two-6 technique. This method is used to magnify payouts and reducing risk.

start by wagering one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd wager. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a value of six on the 4th gamble.

If you don’t win on the initial wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the second causes a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. This means that you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.