Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under 10 are valued at their printed number whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they purely represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

2 hands of two cards are then played to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The value for each hand will be the sum total of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is removed. For example, a hand of 7 as well as 5 produces a score of 2 (sevenplusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

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

- If the player or banker has a total score of eight or 9, each players stand.

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

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the bettor hits, a chart is used to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores will be the winner. Winning wagers on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even odds minus a five % commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so be sure to have dollars left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winning bets for tie generally pay out 8 to 1 but occasionally nine to 1. (This is an awful wager as ties will occur lower than one every 10 hands. Avoid putting money on a tie. Regardless odds are supremely better – 9 to 1 versus eight to one)

When done properly, baccarat provides fairly decent odds, away from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with every games, Baccarat has some well-known false impressions. One of which is similar to a roulette misconception. The past is in no way an indicator of future outcomes. Tracking of old outcomes on a chart is for sure a waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most commonly used and possibly most successful method is the one-3-2-six technique. This schema is deployed to magnify payout and controlling risk.

start by betting 1 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 6 on the table, remove four so you have 2 on the third gamble. If you win the third gamble, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a total of six on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the 1st wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd creates 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 4th mean you come out even. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. Therefore you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.