Baccarat Rules

Baccarat chemin de fer is gambled on with eight decks of cards in a dealer’s shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are counted at their printed value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these aren’t actual people; they just represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The value for every hand is the sum of the cards, however the beginning digit is discarded. For instance, a hand of five and 6 has a score of 1 (five plus 6 = eleven; dump the first ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be given using the following rules:

- If the gambler or house achieves a total of eight or 9, the two players stay.

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the gambler stays, the banker takes a card on 5 or lower. If the player takes a card, a guide is used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The better of the two scores wins. Winning wagers on the bank pay out 19 to 20 (equal money minus a 5% commission. The Rake is kept track of and paid off once you depart the table so be sure to still have money remaining just before you leave). Winning wagers on the player pays out at 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie normally pays out at eight to one but on occasion nine to one. (This is a poor bet as a tie occurs lower than one in every 10 rounds. Be wary of putting money on a tie. However odds are substantially better for nine to one versus eight to one)

Gambled on properly punto banco gives pretty good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has quite a few common misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a misconception in roulette. The past is not a fore-teller of future outcomes. Tracking past outcomes at a table is a poor use of paper and a snub to the tree that gave its life for our paper needs.

The most accepted and almost certainly the most acknowledged scheme is the 1-3-2-6 method. This method is deployed to pump up earnings and minimizing losses.

Start by wagering one dollar. If you win, add another to the 2 on the game table for a sum of three units on the second bet. Should you succeed you will hold six on the table, take away 4 so you are left with two on the 3rd round. If you succeed on the 3rd bet, add two on the four on the table for a total of six on the 4th round.

Should you don’t win on the first wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the initial round followed by a hit on the second causes a hit of two. Wins on the 1st two with a hit on the third gives you with a take of two. And success on the 1st 3 with a defeat on the fourth means you experience no loss. Winning at all four wagers gives you with 12, a take of ten. This means you are able to squander the second wager five instances for each favorable streak of four rounds and still break even.