## Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards than are of a value less than 10 are worth their printed value whereas 10, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each applied a value of 1. Wagers are placed upon the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual gamblers; they only portray the two hands to be given out).

Two hands of 2 cards will then be given out to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for every hand will be the sum total of the 2 cards, but the 1st digit is removed. For example, a hand of 7 … five has a value of 2 (7plusfive=twelve; drop the ‘one’).

A third card might be given out depending on the following protocols:

- If the gambler or banker has a total score of 8 or nine, the two players stand.

- If the player has five or lower, he/she hits. Players stand otherwise.

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

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the two scores wins. Victorious bets on the banker pay out nineteen to twenty (even odds less a 5% commission. Commission is tracked and paid out when you leave the table so make sure that you have $$$$$ still before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie as a rule pays 8 to one and occasionally 9 to 1. (This is not a good bet as ties occur lower than one every ten hands. Run away from laying money on a tie. Nonetheless odds are decidedly better – 9 to 1 vs. 8 to one)

Played accurately, baccarat provides generally good odds, apart from the tie wager obviously.

Baccarat Tactics

As with just about every games, Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a roulette misconception. The past is never actually a predictor of future actions. Tracking of prior results on a chart is a complete waste of paper and a slap in the face for the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most commonly used and probably most successful tactic is the one-three-two-6 method. This scheme is used to magnify wins and controlling risk.

commence by betting one 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 six on the table, clear away four so you have 2 on the third gamble. If you win the 3rd wager, add two to the 4 on the table for a sum total of six on the fourth gamble.

If you don’t win on the 1st bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second causes a loss of two. Wins on the first two with a loss on the third gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth mean you come out even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. Therefore you can lose the second bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.

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