Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than ten are counted at face value while 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 players; they strictly depict the two hands to be played).

Two hands of two cards are then given to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The value for any hand will be the total of the two cards, but the very first digit is dropped. For e.g., a hand of 7 and five results in a total score of 2 (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be given out depending on the foll. rules:

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

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he/she hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores wins. Successful bets on the banker payout nineteen to 20 (even odds minus a five % commission. Commission is tracked and paid out when you leave the table so make sure you have $$$$$ left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winner bets for tie usually pays out at 8 to 1 and occasionally 9 to 1. (This is an awful gamble as ties will happen less than one every 10 hands. be cautious of betting on a tie. Nonetheless odds are positively better – nine to one vs. eight to 1)

When done correctly, baccarat offers relatively decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an indicator of future actions. Monitoring of last conclusions on a chart is definitely a waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most established and probably most successful strategy is the one-three-2-six method. This tactic is employed to accentuate profits and lowering risk.

start 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 six on the table, remove 4 so you have two on the 3rd bet. If you win the third gamble, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a total of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you lose on the first bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd creates 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 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. Thus that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.