Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than ten are 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 individuals; they simply act as the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for any hand shall be the total of the 2 cards, but the very first digit is discarded. For example, a hand of seven and five will have a value of 2 (7plus5=12; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card might be dealt depending on the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker has a score of 8 or 9, then both bettors stand.

- If the bettor has five or lower, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores is the winner. Successful stakes on the banker pay out nineteen to twenty (even odds minus a 5 percent commission. Commission is monitored 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 one to 1. Winner bets for tie typically pays out at 8 to 1 and on occasion 9 to one. (This is a terrible wager as ties will occur lower than one every ten hands. abstain from placing bets on a tie. However odds are significantly better – nine to 1 versus 8 to 1)

When played accurately, baccarat presents generally good odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some common misconceptions. One of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually an actual indicator of future actions. Monitoring of historic results on a chart is simply a total waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most established and probably most successful strategy is the 1-three-two-six concept. This technique is used to build up payout and controlling risk.

Begin by betting 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away four so you have two on the third gamble. If you win the third gamble, add two to the 4 on the table for a total of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the second will create a loss of two. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Winning at all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. In other words you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.