Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards that are valued under ten are said to be worth 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 players; they simply portray the two hands to be played).

2 hands of two cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for each hand shall be the grand total of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of seven and five has a score of 2 (7plus5=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card could be given depending on the following standards:

- If the gambler or banker has a score of eight or nine, each bettors stand.

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

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

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores wins. Successful bets on the banker payout nineteen to twenty (even money minus a 5% commission. Commission is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure to have funds left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winner bets for tie generally pays 8 to one and on occasion nine to one. (This is a bad gamble as ties happen less than one every 10 hands. be wary of betting on a tie. However odds are decidedly better – nine to 1 versus 8 to 1)

Played effectively, baccarat presents fairly decent odds, away from the tie wager ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established myths. 1 of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually a predictor of future outcomes. Tracking of old results on a chart is undoubtedly a waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and possibly most successful strategy is the one-3-two-six method. This process is used to increase payouts and limiting risk.

commence by betting 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, subtract 4 so you have two on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third gamble, add two to the four on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd causes a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.