## Baccarat Banque Practices and Strategy

Baccarat Standards

Baccarat is enjoyed with 8 decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than ten are worth their printed number and with 10, J, Q, K are zero, and A is one. Bets are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands that are dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The total for each hand is the sum total of the cards, however the first number is dropped. For example, a hand of 5 and six has a total of one (5 plus 6 = 11; ditch the first ‘one’).

A additional card will be given out based on the following rules:

- If the player or bank achieves a value of eight or 9, both players hold.

- If the gambler has five or less, he hits. Players holds otherwise.

- If the gambler stays, the banker hits on 5 or less. If the player takes a card, a table is used to figure out if the banker stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The better of the two hands wins. Winning wagers on the banker pay out 19:20 (equal cash less a 5 percent rake. The Rake is kept track of and cleared out once you leave the table so make sure you have cash left before you depart). Winning bets on the gambler pays out at 1 to 1. Winning wagers for a tie usually pays 8:1 but sometimes 9:1. (This is a awful bet as a tie occurs lower than 1 in every 10 hands. Be wary of putting money on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for 9:1 vs. 8 to 1)

Played correctly baccarat banque offers generally decent odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Scheme

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a handful of established misconceptions. One of which is similar to a absurdity in roulette. The past is not a prophecy of events about to happen. Recording past outcomes at a table is a bad use of paper and an insult to the tree that was cut down for our paper needs.

The most familiar and possibly the most favorable method is the 1-3-2-6 method. This tactic is employed to maximize profits and limit risk.

Start by betting one chip. If you win, add another to the two on the table for a sum of three dollars on the second bet. If you succeed you will now have 6 on the game table, take away four so you keep 2 on the third wager. Should you succeed on the third bet, deposit two to the 4 on the game table for a grand total of six on the 4th bet.

If you don’t win on the first round, you take a loss of 1. A win on the first bet followed by a hit on the 2nd brings about a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a hit on the third gives you with a profit of 2. And success on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth means you experience no loss. Winning all 4 rounds leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. This means you will be able to give up the 2nd wager 5 times for each successful run of 4 bets and in the end, are even.