Baccarat Protocols

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards which are valued less than 10 are valued at their printed number while at the same time ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for any hand is the total of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of seven and five gives a total of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

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

- If the gambler or banker has a total of eight or 9, the two players stand.

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful wagers on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even odds less a five percent commission. Commission is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure to have cash left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie customarily pay out eight to 1 and sometimes nine to 1. (This is a crazy wager as ties occur less than one every ten hands. be wary of placing bets on a tie. However odds are significantlly better – nine to 1 vs. 8 to 1)

When played properly, baccarat offers generally decent odds, away from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some well-known false impressions. One of which is quite similar to a roulette myth. The past is in no way a predictor of future results. Keeping track of last conclusions on a chart is simply a complete 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 one-3-2-six scheme. This plan is deployed to magnify payout and reducing risk.

start by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two 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 bet. If you win the third bet, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the second causes a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Winning at all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. This means you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.