Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards which are valued under 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 individuals; they purely represent the 2 hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for every hand is the sum total of the two cards, but the very first digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of 7 as well as five has a score of 2 (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

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

- If the gambler or banker has a tally of 8 or nine, then both bettors stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or lower, he/she hits. bettors stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Victorious bets on the banker pay nineteen to twenty (even money less a 5% commission. Commission is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have funds remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to 1. Winning bets for tie customarily pay out 8 to 1 but occasionally 9 to 1. (This is an awful wager as ties will occur less than one every 10 hands. Run away from placing bets on a tie. However odds are considerably better – nine to one vs. eight to 1)

Played properly, baccarat offers generally good odds, away from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some well-known misconceptions. 1 of which is very similar to a roulette misconception. The past is not an indicator of future events. Keeping track of past results on a chart is undoubtedly a complete waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and possibly most successful method is the one-three-2-six technique. This process is used to increase payouts and cutting back risk.

Begin by betting 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the third gamble. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a grand total of six on the 4th gamble.

If you lose on the first wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet quickly 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 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Arriving at a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Therefore that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.