Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below a value of 10 are said to be worth their printed value and on the other hand 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they purely depict the two hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards will now be given to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for each hand is the sum of the two cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of seven … five produces a total of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card could be played depending on the following rules:

- If the player or banker has a value of 8 or nine, then both gamblers stand.

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

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the bettor hits, a chart is used in order to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores will be the winner. Successful stakes on the banker pay at 19 to twenty (even money less a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have $$$$$ still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie normally pay out eight to one and sometimes 9 to one. (This is a bad gamble as ties will happen less than one every ten hands. Run away from placing bets on a tie. Nonetheless odds are significantlly better – 9 to one versus 8 to one)

Played smartly, baccarat presents generally good odds, apart from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some well-known misunderstandings. One of which is very similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is not an indicator of future results. Tracking of previous outcomes on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most popular and possibly most successful technique is the one-3-two-6 scheme. This schema is used to build up earnings and limiting risk.

start by gambling 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away four so you have two on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third wager, add 2 to the four on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth wager.

If you don’t win on the first bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the 2nd causes a loss of 2. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Coming out on top on 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 four bets and still break even.