Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards of a value less than ten are of their printed value while 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual individuals; they just symbolize the two hands to be given out).

2 hands of 2 cards will then be played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for every hand is the sum of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of 7 as well as five results in a score of two (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card can be given out depending on the following practices:

- If the player or banker has a value of 8 or nine, each gamblers stand.

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

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the gambler hits, a chart is used to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores wins. Winning bets on the banker pay out nineteen to 20 (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission is tracked and paid out when you leave the table so be sure to have funds still before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winner bets for tie usually pays 8 to one and on occasion nine to one. (This is a terrible wager as ties happen less than 1 every ten hands. Definitely don’t try betting on a tie. Still, odds are certainly better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When played accurately, baccarat provides fairly good odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some common false impressions. 1 of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is in no way an indicator of future results. Keeping track of prior outcomes on a chart is simply a waste of paper … 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 method is the one-three-2-six technique. This scheme is used to pump up payout and minimizing risk.

Begin 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 four so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second brings about a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. Attaining a win on 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 four bets and still break even.

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