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Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below a value of ten are valued at their printed value and on the other hand 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual individuals; they merely appear as the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for any hand will be the sum total of the 2 cards, but the very first digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of 7 as well as five produces a tally of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be given depending on the following guidelines:

- If the bettor or banker has a score of 8 or nine, each bettors stand.

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

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the player hits, a chart will be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores wins. Winning wagers on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission is followed closely and moved out when you leave the table so make sure you have funds left over before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie generally pay out 8 to one and on occasion nine to one. (This is not a good bet as ties will occur lower than 1 every 10 hands. be cautious of laying money on a tie. Even so odds are significantlly better – 9 to 1 versus eight to one)

When done effectively, baccarat offers fairly good odds, apart from the tie wager ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an indicator of future events. Tracking of past conclusions on a chart is simply a waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most accepted and feasibly most successful tactic is the 1-3-two-6 technique. This schema is deployed to amplify profits and controlling risk.

start by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, clear away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the third bet, add 2 to the four on the table for a value of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the second causes a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the 4th mean you come out even. Arriving at a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. In other words that you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.