## Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under 10 are valued at their printed value and on the other hand 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual players; they simply appear as the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards will now be dealt to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The value for each hand is the sum of the two cards, but the initial digit is dumped. For example, a hand of 7 as well as five results in a total score of two (sevenplusfive=12; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be given out depending on the following standards:

- If the player or banker has a total of eight or 9, the two bettors stand.

- If the player has five or less, he hits. gamblers stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of 5 or lesser. If the gambler hits, a chart will be used in order to judge if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful bets on the banker pay 19 to 20 (even money minus a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and cleared out when you leave the table so ensure that you have dollars left over before you leave). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winner bets for tie normally pays 8 to one but occasionally nine to one. (This is a crazy wager as ties happen lower than 1 every 10 hands. Definitely don’t try laying money on a tie. Nonetheless odds are substantially better – 9 to one vs. eight to 1)

When played properly, baccarat offers fairly decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Tactics

As with every games, Baccarat has some established misunderstandings. One of which is close to a misconception of roulette. The past is never actually a predictor of future events. Monitoring of historic outcomes on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper as well as a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most commonly used and possibly most successful strategy is the one-three-2-6 technique. This schema is used to increase payouts and reducing risk.

Begin by wagering 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, subtract four so you have 2 on the 3rd gamble. If you win the third bet, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th gamble.

If you lose on the first wager, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second creates a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Coming out on top on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. Therefore that you can fail to win the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.