Baccarat Protocols

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards of a value less than 10 are valued at their printed value whereas 10, 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 people; they merely depict the 2 hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given out to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for each hand is the sum total of the 2 cards, but the first digit is dumped. For example, a hand of 7 … five produces a score of two (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card can be played depending on the following practices:

- If the bettor or banker has a total score of eight or 9, the two bettors stand.

- If the gambler has 5 or lower, he/she hits. bettors stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart might be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores will be the winner. Successful wagers on the banker pay out nineteen to 20 (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so ensure that you have dollars still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie usually pays out at eight to one and sometimes 9 to 1. (This is a crazy gamble as ties will occur less than one every 10 hands. Stay away from laying money on a tie. However odds are richly better – nine to 1 versus eight to 1)

When done correctly, baccarat provides fairly decent odds, away from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established false impressions. One of which is close to a roulette myth. The past is in no way a predictor of future results. Staying abreast of old conclusions on a chart is a waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most popular and almost certainly most successful strategy is the one-three-two-six method. This tactic is used to magnify successes and limiting risk.

commence by gambling 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, take away four so you have 2 on the third gamble. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th wager.

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 2nd will create 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 come out even. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.