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Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards of a value less than ten are said to be worth face value and on the other hand 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they just act as the 2 hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards shall then be given out to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for any hand shall be the sum total of the 2 cards, but the first digit is dumped. For eg, a hand of 7 … 5 results in a score of two (sevenplusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A third card could be dealt depending on the following codes:

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

- If the player has 5 or lower, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the gambler hits, a chart shall be used to figure if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the two scores will be the winner. Successful wagers on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even odds less a five % commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have dollars left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie typically pay 8 to 1 but on occasion nine to 1. (This is a bad gamble as ties occur lower than one every ten hands. Definitely don’t try placing bets on a tie. Regardless odds are vastly better – nine to 1 vs. 8 to one)

Played accurately, baccarat offers fairly decent odds, aside from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games, Baccarat has some established myths. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually a predictor of future actions. Tracking of old outcomes on a chart is a total waste of paper as well as a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most accepted and feasibly most successful tactic is the one-three-two-6 concept. This tactic is employed to boost successes and cutting back risk.

Begin by gambling one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, subtract 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the 3rd bet, add two to the 4 on the table for a value of 6 on the 4th gamble.

If you don’t win on the 1st wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second creates a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Getting a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. This means that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.