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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards that are valued less than 10 are said to be worth their printed number whereas ten, 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 contenders; they only represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards will then be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The value for any hand will be the total of the 2 cards, but the very first digit is dropped. For e.g., a hand of seven … five gives a score of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card could be played depending on the foll. practices:

- If the gambler or banker has a total of eight or 9, each bettors stand.

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

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart shall be used to determine if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores is the winner. Successful bets on the banker pay at 19 to twenty (even odds minus a five % commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so ensure that you have $$$$$ still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie commonly pay out eight to 1 and on occasion 9 to one. (This is a terrible gamble as ties happen less than one every 10 hands. Stay away from putting money on a tie. Regardless odds are somewhat better – nine to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When done correctly, baccarat provides pretty good odds, away from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is in no way an indicator of future events. Tracking of old results on a chart is a complete waste of paper as well as a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and almost certainly most successful technique is the one-3-2-six method. This plan is employed to maximize payout and limiting risk.

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

If you lose on the 1st wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the second brings about a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you break even. Accomplishing a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. In other words that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.