Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued under ten are said to be worth face value whereas 10, 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 people; they simply portray the two hands to be played).

Two hands of two cards are then given to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The total for any hand is the sum total of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of 7 as well as five produces a total of two (sevenplusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card might be dealt depending on the foll. codes:

- If the player or banker has a total of eight or nine, each bettors stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or less, he/she hits. bettors stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart shall be used in order to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores wins. Successful wagers on the banker pay nineteen to twenty (even odds less a 5 percent commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have money left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to 1. Winner bets for tie typically pays 8 to one and on occasion nine to 1. (This is a terrible gamble as ties will occur less than 1 every ten hands. Definitely don’t try betting on a tie. Nonetheless odds are significantly better – 9 to one vs. 8 to one)

When played smartly, baccarat provides pretty good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established false impressions. 1 of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually a predictor of future results. Keeping track of historic conclusions on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most popular and feasibly most successful strategy is the one-3-two-6 scheme. This technique is deployed to maximize winnings and minimizing risk.

Begin by wagering one 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 6 on the table, subtract four so you have two on the third bet. If you win the 3rd bet, add two to the four on the table for a sum of six on the fourth wager.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the 2nd brings about a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, 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.