Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards which are of a value less than ten are valued at their printed value while ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they purely depict the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards are then played to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The value for any hand is the sum of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is dumped. For e.g., a hand of seven as well as five gives a score of two (7plus5=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

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

- If the gambler or banker has a total of 8 or 9, each players stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or less, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the two scores wins. Victorious bets on the banker pay 19 to twenty (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure you have funds left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winning bets for tie customarily pays out at eight to one but sometimes 9 to one. (This is a bad gamble as ties happen less than 1 every ten hands. be wary of placing bets on a tie. Still, odds are somewhat better – nine to 1 vs. 8 to 1)

When done accurately, baccarat provides generally good odds, apart from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some well-known myths. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way a predictor of future happenings. Tracking of old results on a chart is simply a waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and probably most successful method is the 1-3-2-6 method. This technique is deployed to maximize earnings and minimizing risk.

commence by betting 1 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 six on the table, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the 3rd wager, add 2 to the four on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second brings about a loss of 2. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Arriving at a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. Thus that you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.