Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards which are valued less than 10 are of face value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they purely symbolize the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards shall then be played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The value for each hand shall be the sum total of the two cards, but the first digit is dumped. For example, a hand of seven … 5 will have a score of two (7plus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be given out depending on the following codes:

- If the bettor or banker has a total of eight or nine, the two gamblers stand.

- If the player has five or lower, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores will be the winner. Winning wagers on the banker pay 19 to twenty (even money minus a 5 percent commission. Commission is kept track of and paid out when you leave the table so ensure that you have $$$$$ left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie typically pays eight to one and sometimes 9 to one. (This is a bad bet as ties happen lower than 1 every ten hands. Run away from placing bets on a tie. Even so odds are significantlly better – nine to one vs. 8 to 1)

When played smartly, baccarat presents fairly good odds, apart from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established false impressions. One of which is similar to a roulette misconception. The past is in no way a predictor of future outcomes. Staying abreast of previous conclusions on a chart is a waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most established and possibly most successful method is the one-three-two-6 concept. This plan is employed to build up payout and reducing risk.

Begin by gambling 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, subtract four so you have two on the 3rd bet. If you win the 3rd bet, add two to the four on the table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th gamble.

If you don’t win on the 1st wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd will create a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you break even. Arriving at a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. This means that you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.