## Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards that are valued under 10 are worth face value whereas ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Bets are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual persons; they simply represent the 2 hands to be given out).

2 hands of 2 cards are then played to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for every hand will be the sum total of the 2 cards, but the very first digit is discarded. For example, a hand of seven and five gives a tally of two (sevenplus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

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

- If the gambler or banker has a total score of 8 or 9, each gamblers stand.

- If the gambler has 5 or lower, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or lesser. If the gambler hits, a chart might be used in order to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The greater of the 2 scores is the winner. Winning stakes on the banker pay at nineteen to 20 (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission is tracked and moved out when you leave the table so be sure to have $$$$$ still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winning bets for tie typically pay out 8 to one but occasionally nine to one. (This is an awful wager as ties occur less than 1 every 10 hands. Stay away from wagering on a tie. However odds are significantlly better – 9 to one vs. 8 to 1)

When done smartly, baccarat offers pretty decent odds, away from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some common misconceptions. One of which is very similar to a roulette myth. The past is not an actual indicator of future outcomes. Tracking of old 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 popular and possibly most successful method is the 1-three-2-six method. This schema is employed to magnify payouts and minimizing risk.

Begin by wagering one unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the table for a total of 3 on the 2nd bet. If you win you will have six on the table, remove four so you have two on the third bet. If you win the third gamble, add 2 to the 4 on the table for a total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you lose on the 1st wager, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet quickly followed by loss on the second brings about 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 twelve, a profit of ten. Thus you can lose the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of four bets and still break even.

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