Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued under ten are valued at face value while at the same time ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they merely act as the two hands to be played).

2 hands of 2 cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The total for every hand shall be the sum total of the two cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of seven … five results in a total score of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card may be given depending on the foll. guidelines:

- If the bettor or banker has a score of 8 or nine, then both players stand.

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

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the bettor hits, a chart is used in order to figure if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores will be the winner. Victorious wagers on the banker pay out nineteen to twenty (even money minus a five percent commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so ensure you have $$$$$ still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie customarily pay eight to one and on occasion nine to one. (This is not a good wager as ties will occur less than one every ten hands. Avoid placing bets on a tie. Nonetheless odds are certainly better – 9 to one versus 8 to one)

When done effectively, baccarat offers fairly decent odds, away from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some common myths. One of which is very similar to a roulette misconception. The past is not an indicator of future results. Keeping track of historic results on a chart is definitely a waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most commonly used and probably most successful method is the 1-3-2-six technique. This plan is employed to boost successes and reducing risk.

commence by betting one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, take away four so you have two on the 3rd wager. If you win the 3rd gamble, add two to the four on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th bet.

If you lose on the first wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd creates a loss of two. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you come out even. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. In other words you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.