## Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards with less than a value of 10 are counted at their printed value and on the other hand ten, 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 contenders; they just represent the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards are then given to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for each hand shall be the sum total of the two cards, but the very first digit is discarded. For eg, a hand of 7 … five results in a total score of 2 (7plusfive=12; drop the ‘one’).

A 3rd card can be played depending on the following standards:

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

- If the bettor has 5 or lower, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart will be used to see if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the two scores will be the winner. Winning wagers on the banker pay at nineteen to 20 (even odds less a 5 percent commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so make sure to have money remaining before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for tie usually pay 8 to 1 but sometimes nine to 1. (This is a bad wager as ties will happen less than one every 10 hands. be wary of laying money on a tie. However odds are generously better – 9 to one vs. eight to one)

Played smartly, baccarat provides fairly decent odds, aside from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about all games, Baccarat has some established misunderstandings. 1 of which is close to a roulette myth. The past is surely not an indicator of future actions. Keeping track of historic results on a chart is definitely a complete waste of paper … a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and feasibly most successful technique is the 1-3-two-6 method. This process is used to build up payout and controlling risk.

Begin by betting 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the 3rd wager. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the four on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you lose on the 1st bet, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the 2nd creates 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 three with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Coming away with a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. Thus you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.