Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued less than ten are said to be at their printed number whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they purely symbolize the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards shall then be played to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for any hand shall be the sum of the two cards, but the first digit is discarded. For eg, a hand of seven and 5 results in a score of 2 (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be given depending on the foll. guidelines:

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

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

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart shall be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores is the winner. Winning bets on the banker payout nineteen to twenty (even money less a five percent commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have money left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to 1. Winner bets for tie commonly pay 8 to 1 and occasionally nine to 1. (This is a crazy wager as ties will happen less than 1 every 10 hands. Avoid laying money on a tie. Even so odds are appreciably better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When played accurately, baccarat presents fairly good odds, aside from the tie wager ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with many games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. One of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is surely not an indicator of future actions. Keeping track of prior outcomes on a chart is simply a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and almost certainly most successful method is the one-3-two-six scheme. This process is employed to amplify payouts and reducing risk.

Begin by betting one unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum of six on the 4th gamble.

If you don’t win on the initial wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the 2nd causes a loss of two. 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 breakeven. Arriving at a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. In other words you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.