## Baccarat Rules

Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards which are valued less than ten are said to be worth their printed value while ten, J, Q, K are 0, and A are each equal to 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker,’ the ‘player’ or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they just represent the 2 hands to be given out).

2 hands of two cards will then be played to the ‘banker’ … ‘player’. The score for each hand will be the sum of the 2 cards, but the initial digit is discarded. For example, a hand of 7 and 5 will have a total of 2 (7plus5=12; drop the ‘1′).

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

- If the gambler or banker has a tally of 8 or 9, the two gamblers stand.

- If the bettor has 5 or lower, he hits. Players stand otherwise.

- If bettor stands, the banker hits of five or less. If the bettor hits, a chart shall be used to figure if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two scores is the winner. Successful bets on the banker pay at 19 to 20 (even money less a five % commission. Commission is kept track of and moved out when you leave the table so ensure that you have dollars remaining before you leave). Bets on the player that end up winning pay 1 to one. Winner bets for tie customarily pay out 8 to 1 but sometimes nine to one. (This is a terrible wager as ties will occur less than 1 every 10 hands. Stay away from wagering on a tie. Nevertheless odds are thoroughly better – nine to one vs. 8 to one)

When played smartly, baccarat provides generally good odds, apart from the tie bet ofcourse.

Baccarat Tactics

As with all games, Baccarat has some established misconceptions. One of which is similar to a roulette myth. The past is never actually an indicator of future actions. Monitoring of prior outcomes on a chart is definitely a total waste of paper … an insult to the tree that gave its life to be used as our stationary.

The most established and probably most successful tactic is the 1-three-2-six concept. This schema is used to accentuate successes and controlling risk.

Begin by gambling one unit. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a total of three on the second bet. If you win you will have 6 on the table, take away 4 so you have 2 on the third gamble. If you win the 3rd gamble, add two to the four on the table for a grand total of 6 on the fourth bet.

If you lose on the initial bet, you suck up a loss of one. A win on the first bet followed by loss on the second causes a loss of two. Wins on the 1st two with a loss on the 3rd gives you a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth mean you break even. A win on all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. This means that you can fail to win the 2nd bet 5 times for every successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.