Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards than are of a value less than ten are said to be worth their printed value while ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual persons; they simply act as the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards are then dealt to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for any hand shall be the sum total of the two cards, but the first digit is dumped. For eg, a hand of 7 as well as five will have a value of 2 (sevenplusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card can be given out depending on the foll. protocols:

- If the gambler or banker has a value of eight or 9, then both gamblers stand.

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

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the player hits, a chart might be used to determine if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Victorious wagers on the banker pay at nineteen to 20 (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have cash left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie usually pays eight to 1 but on occasion 9 to one. (This is a terrible gamble as ties will happen less than one every ten hands. Stay away from putting money on a tie. Regardless odds are greatly better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to 1)

Played correctly, baccarat offers generally decent odds, away from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with many games, Baccarat has some common misconceptions. One of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is in no way an indicator of future happenings. Keeping track of previous results on a chart is for sure a complete waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most established and probably most successful method is the one-3-2-6 technique. This scheme is employed to build up wins and limiting 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, clear away four so you have two on the 3rd bet. If you win the 3rd gamble, add two to the four on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you lose on the initial wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second will create a loss of 2. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Winning all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. Therefore that you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.