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Rules of Baccarat

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Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards than are of a value less than ten are worth their printed value while at the same time 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 persons; they strictly represent the 2 hands to be played).

2 hands of two cards will then be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for each hand shall be the grand total of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is dumped. For example, a hand of seven as well as five results in a tally of 2 (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card could be given out depending on the foll. guidelines:

- If the gambler or banker has a tally of 8 or 9, each players stand.

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

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

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the 2 scores is the winner. Successful stakes on the banker pay at nineteen to twenty (even odds less a 5 percent commission. Commission is followed closely and paid out when you leave the table so make sure that you have cash still before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winning bets for tie normally pay eight to 1 but sometimes nine to 1. (This is an awful bet as ties occur lower than one every 10 hands. Run away from putting money on a tie. Nevertheless odds are vastly better – 9 to 1 versus 8 to one)

Played smartly, baccarat offers relatively good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with most games, Baccarat has some well-known misunderstandings. One of which is very similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an indicator of future results. Tracking of prior results on a chart is undoubtedly a complete waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most popular and probably most successful tactic is the one-3-2-six method. This process is used to increase wins and limiting risk.

start by betting 1 unit. If you win, add one 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, take away 4 so you have two on the third gamble. If you win the third gamble, add two to the four on the table for a total of six on the 4th gamble.

If you don’t win on the initial wager, you take a loss of 1. 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 third gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. A win on all four bets leaves you with 12, 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.