## Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards than are of a value less than ten are of their printed value whereas ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Bets are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual contenders; they merely act as the 2 hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards will now be played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The total for each hand shall be the sum of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dumped. For eg, a hand of seven as well as 5 has a total of 2 (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A third card might be given depending on the foll. guidelines:

- If the bettor or banker has a score of 8 or nine, then both gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or less, he/she hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores wins. Winning wagers on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even odds minus a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so make sure you have money remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to 1. Winner bets for tie customarily pays eight to 1 but sometimes nine to one. (This is an awful bet as ties will happen less than 1 every ten hands. Avoid laying money on a tie. Even so odds are emphatically better – nine to one versus eight to 1)

When played accurately, baccarat offers fairly good odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with most games, Baccarat has some well-known myths. One of which is similar to a misconception of roulette. The past is in no way an actual indicator of future outcomes. Staying abreast of prior conclusions 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 common and feasibly most successful method is the one-3-two-six scheme. This tactic is deployed to boost payout and reducing risk.

Begin by wagering one unit. If you win, add one 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, remove 4 so you have 2 on the third bet. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the four on the table for a sum of six on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the first wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the 2nd creates 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 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Accomplishing a win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. In other words that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.

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