Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are counted at their printed value whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they merely appear as the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for every hand shall be the sum total of the two cards, but the very first digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of seven … five has a tally of 2 (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card may be given depending on the foll. rules:

- If the bettor or banker has a tally of eight or 9, each gamblers stand.

- If the player has five or less, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful bets on the banker pay 19 to 20 (even money less a five percent commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure you have cash left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie normally pays out at 8 to one and on occasion nine to 1. (This is an awful gamble as ties will occur lower than one every 10 hands. Definitely don’t try putting money on a tie. Regardless odds are substantially better – 9 to one versus eight to 1)

When done effectively, baccarat offers relatively good odds, away from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with most games, Baccarat has some well-known misunderstandings. One of which is close to a roulette myth. The past is in no way an actual indicator of future outcomes. Staying abreast of historic outcomes on a chart is simply a waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and almost certainly most successful tactic is the one-3-two-6 scheme. This process is deployed to amplify wins and minimizing risk.

Begin by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a value of six on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the initial wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the second will create a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. Therefore that you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.