Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are of a value less than 10 are worth face value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual gamblers; they purely represent the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards will now be played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for every hand shall be the grand total of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is dropped. For e.g., a hand of seven and 5 produces a score of 2 (7plus5=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card could be played depending on the foll. codes:

- If the bettor or banker has a total score of 8 or 9, the two players stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or lower, he hits. bettors stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the player hits, a chart is used to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores is the winner. Successful bets on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is followed closely and paid out when you leave the table so be sure to have cash remaining before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie as a rule pays 8 to 1 and sometimes 9 to one. (This is a bad wager as ties will occur lower than 1 every ten hands. be wary of wagering on a tie. Still, odds are substantially better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to one)

Played correctly, baccarat presents generally decent odds, aside from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually an indicator of future happenings. Keeping track of previous outcomes on a chart is for sure a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most popular and feasibly most successful strategy is the 1-3-two-6 scheme. This scheme is deployed to maximize successes and lowering risk.

Begin by wagering 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 6 on the table, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the third gamble. If you win the third wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you lose on the 1st wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second causes a loss of two. 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 4th mean you breakeven. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Thus that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.