## Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Protocols

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below a value of 10 are counted at their printed number meanwhile 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 players; they just act as the two hands to be played).

Two hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for every hand is the total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is discarded. For e.g., a hand of 7 … five will have a value of 2 (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A third card could be played depending on the foll. rules:

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

- If the bettor has five or lower, he hits. bettors stand otherwise.

- If gambler stands, the banker hits of 5 or less. If the bettor hits, a chart will be used to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores will be the winner. Winning bets on the banker pay out 19 to twenty (even money less a 5% commission. Commission is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the table so make sure you have $$$$$ still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay one to one. Winner bets for tie commonly pays 8 to 1 and on occasion nine to one. (This is a terrible bet as ties will happen lower than 1 every ten hands. Avoid putting money on a tie. Even so odds are appreciably better – 9 to 1 versus eight to one)

Played smartly, baccarat offers fairly decent odds, apart from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Strategy

As with every games, Baccarat has some established false impressions. 1 of which is very similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way a predictor of future actions. Staying abreast of historic results on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most commonly used and probably most successful technique is the 1-three-2-six technique. This plan is employed to pump up payouts and controlling risk.

Begin by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, remove four so you have two on the third bet. If you win the third gamble, add two to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the fourth wager.

If you lose on the 1st wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed up by loss on the 2nd brings about a loss of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you breakeven. Attaining a win on all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. This means that you can get beaten the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.