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Baccarat Rules

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Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards which are valued less than 10 are counted at their printed value whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual individuals; they only act as the two hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for any hand will be the total of the two cards, but the initial digit is dumped. For eg, a hand of 7 as well as five results in a tally of two (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be dealt depending on the following practices:

- If the gambler or banker has a value of eight or nine, then both players stand.

- If the player has 5 or less, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the player hits, a chart might be used in order to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores will be the winner. Winning bets on the banker pay out nineteen to twenty (even odds minus a five percent commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so be sure to have money remaining before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to one. Winning bets for tie normally pays eight to one and on occasion nine to 1. (This is a bad bet as ties happen less than 1 every ten hands. Stay away from placing bets on a tie. However odds are radically better – 9 to one versus eight to one)

When done properly, baccarat presents relatively decent odds, aside from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with every games, Baccarat has some established myths. One of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is not a predictor of future events. Staying abreast of historic conclusions on a chart is definitely a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and probably most successful technique is the 1-3-2-six technique. This process is employed to maximize payout and cutting back risk.

Begin 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 six on the table, remove four so you have two on the third bet. If you win the 3rd gamble, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the second creates a loss of two. Wins on the 1st two 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 breakeven. Getting a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Thus that you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.