Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards that are valued under 10 are said to be at their printed value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual gamblers; they only symbolize the two hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards will now be given to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for each hand is the total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dropped. For eg, a hand of 7 … five will have a score of 2 (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be played depending on the following regulations:

- If the bettor or banker has a tally of 8 or nine, the two players stand.

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the bettor hits, a chart is used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the 2 scores is the winner. Successful bets on the banker pay 19 to twenty (even odds minus a five % commission. Commission is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure you have funds left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winning bets for tie commonly pays out at 8 to one but on occasion nine to 1. (This is a crazy wager as ties happen less than one every ten hands. Definitely don’t try betting on a tie. However odds are remarkably better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When played correctly, baccarat provides relatively decent odds, apart from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Strategy

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some well-known misunderstandings. 1 of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is not an indicator of future events. Keeping track of last outcomes on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and possibly most successful method is the one-3-two-six method. This process is deployed to accentuate successes and lowering risk.

Begin by betting 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 6 on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the third bet, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a total of 6 on the 4th bet.

If you don’t win on the initial wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd causes a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. In other words that you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.