Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards. Cards than are of a value less than ten are said to be worth their printed number and on the other hand ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual individuals; they strictly represent the 2 hands to be played).

2 hands of two cards will then be given to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for every hand is the sum total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is discarded. For example, a hand of 7 as well as five has a tally of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card may be dealt depending on the following regulations:

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

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

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the player hits, a chart shall be used to determine if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores wins. Victorious bets on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even money minus a five percent commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so make sure to have dollars left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to 1. Winner bets for tie as a rule pays out at 8 to one but occasionally 9 to one. (This is a terrible bet as ties will happen less than 1 every 10 hands. Avoid laying money on a tie. Even so odds are decidedly better – nine to 1 vs. eight to one)

When played properly, baccarat provides relatively decent odds, away from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some well-known misconceptions. 1 of which is quite similar to a roulette misconception. The past is surely not an indicator of future outcomes. Tracking of old conclusions on a chart is definitely a complete waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and possibly most successful method is the 1-three-2-6 scheme. This method is used to maximize winnings and cutting back risk.

commence by wagering one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, remove 4 so you have two on the third wager. If you win the 3rd gamble, add two to the four on the table for a value of six on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd will create a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. In other words that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.