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Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are of their printed number while ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they strictly appear as the 2 hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards shall then be given out to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for any hand is the total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of 7 … five results in a total of 2 (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A third card can be given depending on the foll. standards:

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

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the gambler hits, a chart will be used to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores wins. Successful wagers on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so make sure you have dollars remaining before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie normally pay out 8 to 1 and on occasion nine to 1. (This is a bad gamble as ties occur less than one every 10 hands. Definitely don’t try wagering on a tie. Still, odds are significantly better – 9 to one vs. eight to 1)

When done effectively, baccarat presents relatively decent odds, apart from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with many games, Baccarat has some well-known false impressions. One of which is close to a roulette myth. The past is not a predictor of future events. Tracking of last outcomes on a chart is simply a total waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most established and feasibly most successful technique is the 1-three-2-6 scheme. This tactic is used to magnify earnings and lowering risk.

Begin by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add 1 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, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the 3rd wager, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum of 6 on the fourth wager.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the 2nd creates a loss of two. 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. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. Thus you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.