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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards than are of a value less than 10 are valued at their printed number whereas ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they just appear as the 2 hands to be dealt).

2 hands of two cards are then given to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for any hand shall be the grand total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is discarded. For example, a hand of 7 … five produces a tally of 2 (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card may be given out depending on the foll. practices:

- If the bettor or banker has a score of eight or nine, both bettors stand.

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he/she hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the player hits, a chart is used to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores will be the winner. Successful bets on the banker pay nineteen to twenty (even money less a 5% commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so make sure to have money left before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie typically pay 8 to 1 and on occasion nine to one. (This is a bad wager as ties occur lower than 1 every ten hands. Avoid placing bets on a tie. Still, odds are generously better – nine to 1 vs. eight to 1)

When done properly, baccarat provides relatively good odds, away from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some common myths. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually an indicator of future happenings. Monitoring of previous conclusions on a chart is undoubtedly a waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most established and almost certainly most successful method is the one-3-two-6 technique. This technique is employed to build up payout and limiting risk.

start by gambling one unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, remove four so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the 3rd bet, add two to the 4 on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you lose on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the 2nd will create a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you break even. Getting a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. Thus that you can get beaten the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.