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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are said to be at face value whereas ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they merely portray the two hands to be dealt).

2 hands of two cards shall then be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for each hand will be the grand total of the 2 cards, but the very first digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of seven … 5 results in a tally of 2 (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card might be given depending on the foll. standards:

- If the player or banker has a total of eight or 9, both bettors stand.

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

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart will be used to ascertain if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the two scores wins. Victorious stakes on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even money less a five % commission. Commission is monitored and moved out when you leave the table so make sure to have money still before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie commonly pay 8 to 1 but sometimes nine to 1. (This is not a good bet as ties occur lower than one every 10 hands. Stay away from placing bets on a tie. Nonetheless odds are decidedly better – nine to 1 vs. 8 to one)

When done smartly, baccarat presents pretty good odds, away from the tie bet obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established myths. One of which is quite similar to a roulette myth. The past is not a predictor of future happenings. Monitoring of previous outcomes on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and probably most successful strategy is the one-three-2-6 technique. This plan is used to magnify earnings and reducing risk.

commence by gambling 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 six on the table, remove four so you have 2 on the third bet. If you win the third gamble, add 2 to the four on the table for a sum total of six on the fourth wager.

If you lose on the initial wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed up by loss on the 2nd brings about a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Getting a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words that you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.