## Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Procedures

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards. Cards than are of a value less than ten are counted at their printed number while 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each given a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they merely represent the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of two cards will now be given to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The value for any hand shall be the grand total of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is discarded. For example, a hand of 7 as well as five will have a total of two (sevenplus5=twelve; drop the ‘1′).

A 3rd card could be given depending on the following guidelines:

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

- If the gambler has five or lower, he/she hits. bettors stand otherwise.

- If player stands, the banker hits of five or lower. If the player hits, a chart shall be used in order to figure if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores will be the winner. Successful stakes on the banker pay at nineteen to twenty (even money minus a 5% commission. Commission is monitored and paid out when you leave the table so ensure you have money still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie normally pays out at 8 to one but sometimes 9 to 1. (This is an awful wager as ties occur lower than 1 every 10 hands. Stay away from placing bets on a tie. Regardless odds are exceedingly better – 9 to 1 vs. eight to one)

When done accurately, baccarat presents relatively good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with many games, Baccarat has some well-known myths. One of which is similar to a roulette myth. The past is surely not an actual indicator of future happenings. Tracking of past results on a chart is undoubtedly a total waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most common and possibly most successful method is the 1-3-2-6 scheme. This plan is deployed to accentuate wins and cutting back risk.

Begin by wagering one unit. If you win, add one 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, subtract 4 so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the third wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you don’t win on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of 1. A win on the 1st bet followed by loss on the second will create a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the 4th mean you breakeven. Winning all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. This means that you can get beaten the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.