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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Standards

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

2 hands of two cards shall then be played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for every hand will be the sum of the 2 cards, but the first digit is removed. For e.g., a hand of seven … 5 results in a score of 2 (7plus5=12; drop the ‘one’).

A third card could be played depending on the following codes:

- If the gambler or banker has a score of eight or 9, then both bettors stand.

- If the player has 5 or less, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the gambler hits, a chart is used in order to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores wins. Successful bets on the banker payout nineteen to twenty (even money minus a five percent commission. Commission is followed closely and cleared out when you leave the table so be sure to have cash left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to 1. Winning bets for tie typically pay out 8 to 1 but on occasion nine to 1. (This is not a good gamble as ties occur lower than one every 10 hands. Stay away from placing bets on a tie. Nonetheless odds are positively better – nine to 1 vs. eight to 1)

Played correctly, baccarat presents relatively good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. One of which is very similar to a roulette misconception. The past is not an indicator of future happenings. Keeping track of last outcomes on a chart is undoubtedly a waste of paper … 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 1-3-2-6 technique. This technique is employed to amplify profits and reducing risk.

commence by wagering one unit. If you win, add one more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, clear away four so you have two on the 3rd bet. If you win the third wager, add two to the four on the table for a sum of six on the 4th bet.

If you lose on the initial wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the 2nd will create a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you break even. Getting a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. This means you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.

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