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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards that are valued less than 10 are give a value of face value while ten, 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 contenders; they merely appear as the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards shall then be played to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The total for each hand is the sum of the two cards, but the first digit is dropped. For example, a hand of seven and five results in a total score of 2 (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘1′).

A third card may be played depending on the following practices:

- If the player or banker has a score of eight or nine, both gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has five or lower, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart is used to determine if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores is the winner. Winning stakes on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even odds minus a 5 percent commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so make sure that you have cash remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie typically pay out eight to 1 and on occasion 9 to 1. (This is a terrible bet as ties occur lower than one every ten hands. Definitely don’t try betting on a tie. Nonetheless odds are supremely better – nine to 1 versus 8 to 1)

When played properly, baccarat presents relatively good odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. One of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is in no way a predictor of future results. Monitoring of old results on a chart is definitely a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and possibly most successful technique is the one-3-2-6 scheme. This method is employed to amplify earnings and reducing risk.

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

If you lose on the first bet, you take a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second brings about a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Accomplishing a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Therefore you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.