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Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards that are valued less than ten are valued at their printed number while 10, 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 individuals; they purely appear as the 2 hands to be dealt).

2 hands of 2 cards shall then be played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for every hand is the sum of the 2 cards, but the very first digit is discarded. For example, a hand of seven as well as 5 will have a score of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card can be given out depending on the following rules:

- If the bettor or banker has a value of 8 or 9, both players stand.

- If the gambler has five or less, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the bettor hits, a chart will be used in order to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores wins. Successful bets on the banker pay 19 to twenty (even odds minus a five percent commission. Commission is tracked and paid out when you leave the table so make sure to have dollars left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie customarily pay out eight to 1 and sometimes 9 to one. (This is a bad gamble as ties occur less than 1 every 10 hands. Definitely don’t try wagering on a tie. Even so odds are noticeably better – 9 to one versus eight to one)

When done accurately, baccarat offers relatively decent odds, away from the tie wager ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some common myths. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an actual indicator of future actions. Monitoring of past conclusions on a chart is undoubtedly a waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most established and probably most successful strategy is the 1-3-2-6 concept. This schema is deployed to maximize payouts and lowering risk.

Begin by gambling one unit. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, remove 4 so you have two on the third gamble. If you win the 3rd bet, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you lose on the initial wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet quickly followed by loss on the second brings about a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. In other words that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.