Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards of a value less than 10 are said to be worth their printed value while ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual gamblers; they purely act as the two hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for any hand shall be the sum of the two cards, but the initial digit is removed. For example, a hand of seven … five will have a total score of 2 (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

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

- If the player or banker has a total of eight or nine, the two bettors stand.

- If the gambler has five or lower, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores will be the winner. Victorious wagers on the banker pay at nineteen to 20 (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission is followed closely and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have money still before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winner bets for tie customarily pay out eight to one but occasionally 9 to 1. (This is a terrible gamble as ties occur lower than one every ten hands. Stay away from putting money on a tie. Still, odds are far better – 9 to 1 versus 8 to 1)

Played accurately, baccarat presents pretty good odds, away from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some common false impressions. One of which is quite similar to a roulette misconception. The past is in no way an actual indicator of future outcomes. Monitoring of historic outcomes on a chart is a complete waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most common and possibly most successful tactic is the one-3-two-6 method. This tactic is deployed to magnify earnings and lowering risk.

start by gambling one unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third gamble, add two to the 4 on the table for a sum of six on the fourth bet.

If you lose on the first wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the second causes a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you break even. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. This means you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.