Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than ten are counted at their printed value meanwhile 10, 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 players; they purely represent the 2 hands to be played).

2 hands of two cards shall then be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for each hand shall be the sum of the two cards, but the first digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of seven and five has a score of 2 (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

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

- If the player or banker has a tally of 8 or nine, both gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or less, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the player hits, a chart might be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Victorious bets on the banker pay nineteen to twenty (even money less a five % commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure that you have cash left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winning bets for tie normally pays out at eight to one but occasionally 9 to 1. (This is a bad bet as ties happen lower than 1 every 10 hands. Definitely don’t try putting money on a tie. Regardless odds are considerably better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When done accurately, baccarat provides pretty decent odds, apart from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established false impressions. One of which is very similar to a roulette misconception. The past is in no way a predictor of future results. Keeping track of last results on a chart is definitely a complete waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most common and possibly most successful tactic is the 1-three-two-six concept. This process is employed to accentuate payout and minimizing risk.

Begin by betting one 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, remove 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd wager. If you win the 3rd wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum total of six on the 4th wager.

If you lose on the first wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the second creates a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. A win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words that you can get beaten the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.