Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are worth face value meanwhile 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they simply represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards will now be played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for any hand shall be the total of the two cards, but the first digit is dumped. For e.g., a hand of seven and 5 will have a total of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

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

- If the player or banker has a value of eight or 9, both bettors stand.

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the bettor hits, a chart might be used in order to figure if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores wins. Successful wagers on the banker pay at 19 to 20 (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so be sure to have funds left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winning bets for tie generally pays eight to one but sometimes 9 to one. (This is a crazy bet as ties will occur less than one every 10 hands. be wary of putting money on a tie. Nonetheless odds are vastly better – 9 to one versus 8 to 1)

When done properly, baccarat provides generally good odds, aside from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some well-known misunderstandings. One of which is very similar to a roulette misconception. The past is not a predictor of future events. Keeping track of prior outcomes on a chart is definitely a complete waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most established and possibly most successful strategy is the one-three-two-six method. This scheme is deployed to pump up payout and lowering risk.

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

If you lose on the initial bet, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second brings about a loss of 2. 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 come out even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. This means you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.