Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards that are valued under 10 are give a value of their printed value while at the same time 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 individuals; they merely act as the 2 hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards shall then be played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for each hand shall be the total of the two cards, but the initial digit is removed. For eg, a hand of 7 as well as five produces a tally of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A third card can be played depending on the following rules:

- If the player or banker has a value of eight or nine, both players stand.

- If the player has five or less, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the gambler hits, a chart might be used in order to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores will be the winner. Successful stakes on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even odds minus a five % commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have cash still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie as a rule pay out eight to 1 but on occasion 9 to one. (This is not a good bet as ties will occur less than 1 every ten hands. Avoid putting money on a tie. However odds are decidedly better – 9 to one versus eight to 1)

When done smartly, baccarat offers pretty good odds, away from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. 1 of which is similar to a roulette misconception. The past is in no way an indicator of future outcomes. Tracking of historic results on a chart is simply a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and almost certainly most successful tactic is the 1-three-two-6 method. This schema is deployed to pump up profits and cutting back risk.

start by wagering one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away four so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the third bet, add 2 to the four on the table for a value of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second causes a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. A win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.