Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued less than ten are valued at 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 on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual persons; they merely portray the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards will now be given out to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for any hand shall be the sum of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dumped. For example, a hand of seven and five gives a tally of two (sevenplusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A third card could be given depending on the following regulations:

- If the player or banker has a score of 8 or nine, each bettors stand.

- If the gambler has 5 or lower, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the player hits, a chart might be used in order to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Victorious wagers on the banker pay 19 to twenty (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is followed closely and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have funds left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winner bets for tie typically pay out eight to 1 and on occasion 9 to one. (This is not a good gamble as ties happen lower than 1 every ten hands. be cautious of laying money on a tie. Regardless odds are emphatically better – 9 to one vs. eight to one)

When done properly, baccarat provides fairly good odds, away from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with many games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. 1 of which is quite similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way a predictor of future events. Staying abreast of prior outcomes on a chart is simply a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most popular and probably most successful technique is the one-3-two-six technique. This plan is used to amplify wins and reducing risk.

Begin by gambling one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, subtract 4 so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the third bet, add two to the four on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth gamble.

If you lose on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the second will create a loss of 2. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Winning all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. This means you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.