Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards that are valued under 10 are said to be at face value meanwhile 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they just portray the two hands to be given out).

2 hands of 2 cards are then played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for any hand is the total of the two cards, but the initial digit is removed. For eg, a hand of 7 and five will have a value of two (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card can be given depending on the following protocols:

- If the player or banker has a value of 8 or 9, each players stand.

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the gambler hits, a chart is used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores will be the winner. Victorious bets on the banker pay 19 to twenty (even odds minus a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so be sure to have dollars left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie generally pays out at 8 to one but sometimes nine to one. (This is a bad wager as ties occur less than 1 every 10 hands. be cautious of laying money on a tie. Regardless odds are generously better – nine to 1 versus 8 to 1)

When played correctly, baccarat provides generally decent odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some common myths. 1 of which is quite similar to a roulette myth. The past is in no way a predictor of future events. Tracking of old results on a chart is 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 almost certainly most successful tactic is the 1-3-two-six concept. This process is used to increase winnings and cutting back risk.

start by gambling 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, subtract four so you have two on the 3rd bet. If you win the 3rd bet, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the fourth wager.

If you lose on the 1st wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd will create a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Thus that you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.