Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued under 10 are give a value of their printed number 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 players; they only appear as the two hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards will then be given to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The score for any hand will be the sum of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is dropped. For e.g., a hand of 7 as well as 5 has a score of 2 (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card might be given out depending on the foll. guidelines:

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

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the gambler hits, a chart might be used to figure if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores will be the winner. Victorious wagers on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even money less a five % commission. Commission is monitored and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have funds still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie generally pay out eight to 1 and occasionally nine to 1. (This is not a good gamble as ties occur lower than one every 10 hands. Definitely don’t try betting on a tie. Even so odds are substantially better – 9 to one vs. 8 to 1)

When played properly, baccarat provides generally good odds, aside from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. One of which is quite similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an actual indicator of future events. Tracking of past conclusions on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and possibly most successful tactic is the 1-3-two-6 method. This process is deployed to accentuate winnings and controlling risk.

start by betting 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, subtract 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the 3rd bet, add two to the four on the table for a sum total of six on the fourth wager.

If you lose on the 1st wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second causes a loss of 2. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the third 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 twelve, a profit of 10. In other words you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.