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Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards of a value less than ten are counted at their printed number and on the other hand 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 players; they merely act as the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards will then be played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for every hand is the sum of the two cards, but the very first digit is dumped. For eg, a hand of 7 as well as 5 has a total of two (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card might be dealt depending on the following regulations:

- If the gambler or banker has a value of eight or 9, both players stand.

- If the gambler has five or less, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the gambler hits, a chart is used to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful wagers on the banker payout 19 to twenty (even odds less a five percent commission. Commission is followed closely and paid out when you leave the table so make sure that you have dollars left before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winning bets for tie as a rule pay 8 to 1 but on occasion nine to one. (This is not a good wager as ties will happen less than one every 10 hands. Avoid putting money on a tie. Still, odds are significantlly better – nine to one vs. 8 to 1)

Played effectively, baccarat offers generally good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established myths. One of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually an indicator of future actions. Tracking of previous results on a chart is simply a complete waste of paper as well as an insult to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and feasibly most successful technique is the one-3-two-six method. This technique is employed to pump up payouts and lowering risk.

start by betting 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, subtract four so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the third wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a value of six on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the 2nd creates a loss of two. 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 breakeven. Winning all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. Therefore that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.