Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below a value of 10 are counted at face value and on the other hand 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 persons; they only portray the 2 hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards will then be played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for each hand will be the total of the 2 cards, but the first digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of 7 as well as 5 has a value of two (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card may be played depending on the following regulations:

- If the bettor or banker has a tally of eight or 9, both players stand.

- If the player has 5 or lower, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the gambler hits, a chart might be used to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores is the winner. Winning bets on the banker pay at 19 to twenty (even odds minus a 5 percent commission. Commission is followed closely and moved out when you leave the table so ensure you have money left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie as a rule pays eight to 1 and sometimes nine to 1. (This is a bad wager as ties happen lower than 1 every 10 hands. Run away from wagering on a tie. However odds are far better – 9 to one versus eight to 1)

When done accurately, baccarat provides relatively decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with every games, Baccarat has some common false impressions. One of which is similar to a roulette myth. The past is not an indicator of future results. Staying abreast of previous conclusions on a chart is for sure a complete waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and feasibly most successful strategy is the 1-three-two-six method. This plan is deployed to maximize payout and controlling risk.

commence by gambling one unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, remove four so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the 3rd gamble, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th bet.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the first 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 fourth mean you break even. Getting a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. In other words that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.