Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards of a value less than 10 are worth face value while ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they purely appear as the 2 hands to be given out).

2 hands of 2 cards are then given out to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The total for each hand is the grand total of the 2 cards, but the first digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of 7 … 5 produces a value of two (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card could be played depending on the foll. practices:

- If the player or banker has a total score of eight or 9, each bettors stand.

- If the gambler has 5 or lower, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the player hits, a chart might be used in order to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Winning wagers on the banker pay nineteen to twenty (even money minus a five % commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so make sure to have cash left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie usually pay out eight to 1 but sometimes 9 to one. (This is a terrible wager as ties occur lower than 1 every 10 hands. Avoid putting money on a tie. Even so odds are noticeably better – 9 to one vs. eight to 1)

When played effectively, baccarat offers pretty good odds, apart from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some established myths. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an indicator of future results. Staying abreast of historic outcomes on a chart is a total waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most common and possibly most successful technique is the one-3-2-6 method. This process is used to amplify winnings and controlling risk.

commence 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, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the 3rd wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a grand total of six on the 4th wager.

If you don’t win on the initial wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the second will create a loss of two. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. This means you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.