Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are of a value less than ten are valued at their printed number and on the other hand 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 persons; they only represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards shall then be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The value for every hand shall be the sum of the 2 cards, but the first digit is removed. For eg, a hand of seven … five will have a total score of 2 (sevenplusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

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

- If the bettor or banker has a value of eight or 9, the two gamblers stand.

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the player hits, a chart is used to determine if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores wins. Successful stakes on the banker pay at 19 to twenty (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so ensure you have dollars left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winning bets for tie by and large pay out 8 to one and occasionally nine to one. (This is a bad wager as ties will occur less than one every ten hands. Stay away from putting money on a tie. Regardless odds are appreciably better – nine to 1 versus 8 to one)

When done effectively, baccarat offers fairly decent odds, away from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some established myths. One of which is quite similar to a roulette misconception. The past is surely not a predictor of future actions. Monitoring of last outcomes on a chart is undoubtedly a complete waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most commonly used and probably most successful tactic is the 1-three-two-six concept. This plan is deployed to build up wins and limiting risk.

start by betting one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, remove 4 so you have two on the third bet. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the four on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the 1st wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second causes a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 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 breakeven. Getting 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 4 bets and still break even.