Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued less than ten are give a value of their printed number and on the other hand ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they merely represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards shall then be dealt to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for every hand is the sum total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of seven and five has a tally of two (7plus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be given out depending on the following protocols:

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

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the bettor hits, a chart shall be used in order to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores wins. Winning wagers on the banker pay out nineteen to twenty (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have funds left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie usually pay out 8 to one and occasionally nine to 1. (This is a bad wager as ties will happen lower than 1 every ten hands. Definitely don’t try betting on a tie. Regardless odds are certainly better – nine to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When played accurately, baccarat provides fairly good odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with most games, Baccarat has some common misconceptions. One of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is not a predictor of future happenings. Staying abreast of prior results on a chart is undoubtedly a complete waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and possibly most successful tactic is the one-3-2-6 technique. This plan is deployed to maximize earnings and reducing risk.

commence by wagering 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 two on the third wager. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a total of six on the fourth wager.

If you lose on the first bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st 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 breakeven. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. This means that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.