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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards that are valued under 10 are said to be at their printed value and on the other hand 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 gamblers; they only symbolize the two hands to be dealt).

2 hands of two cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ as well as ‘player’. The total for each hand shall be the total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dumped. For e.g., a hand of seven and five results in a tally of 2 (7plus5=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be given depending on the foll. rules:

- If the bettor or banker has a total of eight or 9, both gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or less, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the player hits, a chart shall be used in order to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful wagers on the banker pay out nineteen to 20 (even money less a five % commission. Commission is followed closely and paid out when you leave the table so be sure to have cash left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie by and large pay 8 to 1 and occasionally 9 to one. (This is a crazy bet as ties happen lower than one every 10 hands. Avoid wagering on a tie. Even so odds are certainly better – nine to 1 versus 8 to 1)

When done accurately, baccarat offers fairly decent odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with most games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a roulette misconception. The past is not a predictor of future events. Keeping track of past results on a chart is for sure a total waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most popular and possibly most successful tactic is the one-three-2-6 scheme. This technique is used to accentuate wins and limiting risk.

Begin by gambling 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, take away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the 3rd gamble, add two to the 4 on the table for a value of 6 on the 4th bet.

If you lose on the initial wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second brings about a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.