The Only Holy Grail to Turn Your Baccarat Losses Into Future Wins

There really is a holy grail to beat Baccarat! There is no mechanical system nor should you ever pay for a holy grail! This article is to provide you with the tools to recoup your losses in the Baccarat game. So you loss $10K – $100K this year or through the years you’ve been in the Baccarat game? Well, you can surely recoup all your losses in small increments. The goal is to win several units for the day, such as 3-6 units. You will not be able to win everything back in one shot because that is not a smart move to wager big increments, for you can lose it all in one wager. Follow these simple rules and you will win more than you ever have.

The Rule of

1. First wager, you must only wager the table minimum.

2. If you lose the first wager, sit out and wait for the right time to jump back into the game. If you win the first wager, sit out and wait for the right time to wager again.

3. Do not drink alcohol when you are playing, for it will cloud your judgment.

4. If one TIE comes out, wager the table minimum for a Double Tie.

5. When you are on a hot streak, wager big **up to your discretion**

6. Once you win several units or win at least 50% of your initial bankroll, leave the table.

7. If you win at one casino, on the same day, do not go to another casino to play, you will 70& of the time lose what you’ve won at the first casino to the second one.

8. Rule #8 is, you must follow the rules above in order for you to win, if you don’t, you will guarantee LOSE.

Never use other peoples so-called winning-baccarat systems on the forums or purchase from the internet, for 99% of the time, you will lose. Find your own system and use the Rule of 8 to refine your Baccarat game play. If you choose to play the game to make a profit, then these are the only set of rules you will need to follow. When I say set of rules, it is the key to beating baccarat. Believe me and you will win.

Rule 1 + Rule 2 + Rule 3 + Rule 4 + Rule 5 + Rule 6 + Rule 7 + Rule 8 = Holy Grail to Beating Baccarat.

Testing Your Baccarat and Craps System

Any Baccarat or Craps System must consist of two parts: a bet selection method and a money management system.

Bet selection is defined as the process of selecting the winning decision (player or banker) in baccarat or (pass or don’t pass) in craps. There are many methods favored by seasoned players. Some like to follow the shoe in baccarat or the roll in craps. By this we mean, the player bets the same as the preceding decision. Another favorite method of picking which side to bet on is the decision before last. Pattern recognition entriques many players as they search for compelling patterns. Streak play has sponded many systems in the baccarat game.

Baccarat seems to hold out the most hope to the mathematically inclined. Since the game is played out of a shoe that is generally not reshuffled until a baccarat game has been concluded. The math types declare there is dependency in the baccarat game. Dependency means as the first half of the baccarat shoe is played it necessary determines the composition of the second half of the baccarat shoe. Therefore, we should be able to develop some edge over the house in the second part of the shoe since we already know which cards have been played in the first half of the shoe (of course we would have to keep track somehow to know this). Card counting pioneered and used successfully in blackjack was attempted in baccarat. The result was slightly positive but very disappointing as the player advantage was very very slight. My advise on baccarat card counting; don’t waste your time, it won’t work.

Other methods of extracting the “dependency” from the baccarat game have been explored.

Dr. S.H. Johnson performed extensive computer research using large volumes of live baccarat data. He studied thousands of reoccuring patterns in relation to the dominence of the shoe (banker or player) at the time the pattern occurred. He was able to extract an advantage only slightly less than created by card counting in blackjack. Dr. Johnson reports the practical limitation of this baccarat strategy is the very infrequent occurrence of betting opportunies. This strained the casino’s patience when he set out two thirds of a shoe before placing his advantaged play. The play required very large bets and a large bankroll to generate a modest profit. The good doctor concluded the strategy was more of a moral victory that a practical solution to taking the advantage in the baccarat game.

Some players take a unique approach based on the continuity of numbers in a negative expectation game like the baccarat game or craps game. The continuity of numbers concept behind this approach proves out every time we analyze the data on the main frame computer. This is not to say the concept will give you the infallible gambling system. Here is the basic idea. Let’s say we went to the casino with a group of researchers and we recorded every roll of the dice at the craps table 24 hours per day 7 days a week for 6 months. That would amount to thousands of rolls of the dice. Just for discussion, let’s say 6 months of continuous recording represents 650,000 rolls or decisions. Now, let’s say a individual researcher lives to be 102 years old and for 80 years of his life he went to the casino every day of his life. Each day he recorded 10 minutes of craps rolls at the craps table (not even at the same table everyday!). Let’s say for our little discussion, that the 80 years of 10 minutes a day produced the amount of decisions, the same 650,000 as the group of 24/7 researchers did in 6 months.

Let us take both sets of data and enter into our computer. The computer will analyse the data against the mathematical model of the game. We’ll analyze the pattern distribution, the occurrence of numbers and all of the percentages. We’ll calculate the casino’s advantage over the player (i.e. – pass line 1.42%, don’t pass 1.40%, etc.). The computer churns for a few minutes and spits out the two reports; Report 1- the “24/7 for 6 months data” and Report 2- the “10 minute per day for 80 years data”. What do you think the differnce will be? NOTHING!! That’s right, the stats and numbers will be the same.

Well, what can we learn from this? As players we play only one big craps game and one big baccarat game (if those are your games) in our life. You form a continuity of numbers that over the lifetime of your play will always attempt to conform to the morphology of the game or the mathematical distribution. At any given time various aspects (patterns and numbers) will be on a deviation from their normal mathematical distribution in the game. For example, let us say in our lifetime game we have played 1,000,000 hands of baccarat. We know because we recorded everyone of those suckers on scorecards and entered them into our computer after every play session. [the pros call this procedure “cataloging their game”]

Every night after entering his data, the player cranks up his trusty computer analysis program. A report is derived; he finds out for example, that patterns of seven bank decisions in row are 6 standard deviations behind in occurrence in “his game”. The pro player has a coveted strategy for playing the deviations in his game. He knows the deviation IS going to come back to equipartition eventually. IT ALWAYS DOES, eventually! Don’t run to the casino yet. The big question is how long absent will the pattern remain before starting to come back into the normal distribution model of the game?

NO, I am not going to give you the answer. Something to think about, huh? It’s interesting, the player does not consider a game to be one shoe of baccarat or two hours of craps play but the entire continuity of all the decisions he has played. FACT: This is HIS game; the only game he can ever play. One could say, this shots the heck out of the idea we often hear… “my system may not win over the long haul but I am only going to play a couple hours a day so that doesn’t matter”. In these negative expectation casino games you cannot escape the continuity of numbers over an ever increasing exposure to the game. Billion dollar casinos are built every year on the impregnable morphology of these negative expectation games (reserving the dependency argument in baccarat and that strategy you may develop!)

We suggest that you initiate your baccarat or craps system design and testing with a concentration on your bet selection methodology. By that I mean, as you test your strategy, use a flat bet or neutral money management. A flat bet means the bet is the same amount on every hand of baccarat or on every roll of the dice. You cannot beat a negative expectation game with money management. Over the long haul your bet selection must produce more winning hands or rolls than losers. When the player accomplishes this, we say he has a positive expectation or a player advantage over the casino. When the player has the advantage almost any type of money management will work. However, let’s repeat this again, if there is no player advantage on the bet selection, No money management system, no matter how clever it is will turn a negative expectation into a positive expectation.

Can we still play even though we don’t have a positive advantage? YES! It’s called gambling. When you have a player advantage it really isn’t gambling is it? Most recreational players play without a player advantage. The system you play and how you manage your money are critical if you are to realize some nice winning sessions and not lose all your money every time you go to the casino. Actually you could be a lifetime winner without a player advantage if you went to the casino table, got on an incredible streak of luck (it does happen) pressed (progressed) your bets to the max. When you’re $35K ahead you quit and never gamble again! Congratulations you just kicked the casino’s butt! This is not going happen with most of us. We will be back! We better develop a system that is either advantaged or close to it and have a money manage system that limits our exposure to only a small percentage of our bankroll.

Most professional gambler’s use a percentage money management system. These systems are based on extreme discipline and constant monitoring of one’s bankroll. Only a predetermined percentage of the every changing bankroll is bet. Learn the game your play, learn the system you play and then learn discipline, then learn discipline, then learn discipline ..yeah it’s that important. If you can’t learn to control your emotions you will self destruct at the gambling table. If you can’t control your impulses and emotion, don’t waste your time with gambling. You’re embarking on a great challenge. Like anything else worth doing, you must pay your dues. Then and only then can you become one of the few real winners! Enjoy!

How to Win at Baccarat Using Flat Betting

Why Most “Systems” Lose

Most, if not all Baccarat “systems” stay in one spot and repeat themselves over and over with the same mechanical rules. The inherent random nature of the game will undoubtedly pick the system apart over time and render it harmless. The point of getting an edge in Baccarat is to turn this scenario back over towards the casino and have you pick the shoe apart instead using a Baccarat method of play instead. We know we cannot stay in one spot and be effective in beating a game that is always changing up its face on us. We need to fight “like with like” and then refine our results to create a predictable pattern from what was once indefinable. What we have done in this regard is created order from chaos, the legitimate answer to the Baccarat code.

How Can This Game Be Beaten?

The casino sits on such a small edge in Baccarat and it is inevitable someone was going to figure out the DNA of this game and really hammer away at it. The problems players have been coming across is the chaos of the decisions within the shoe(s) and the fact no one knows what the next hand is going to consistently bring.

I will tell you now I don’t attempt to try and know this either and a player should not bank on this illusion or wishful thinking. We do not and cannot know what every hand will bring based on the last or series of past events, since each hand is separate from the others. On the other hand, the shoe as a “whole entity” can be worked through to have definable patterns exposed throughout it.

Flat Betting – A Real Advantage

A player should use flat betting only while playing. Using a flat betting approach is the premier way of playing Baccarat because of the low risk it entails and the fact you don’t have to throw more money at the game to come away with a profit. In addition, you can bet larger amounts because you don’t have to double your wager after every loss like with a Martingale bet selection. Flat betting is the only way to know if a method has a real advantage over the game and casino experts always say, “if you can’t beat if flat betting, don’t try at all.” I agree with this point and use flat betting every time I play at the tables.

Baccarat Strategy — A Simple Way To Win

Is there really a Baccarat strategy? Most gamblers will tell you its non-existent. This is really not the case, as there are a variety of options to increase your odds of winning this game.

More than that, there are a number of things you can avoid that make you lose and play the best bet. This is your best Baccarat strategy.

Are there patterns to follow?

If you have ever played or watched baccarat at a casino, you will notice most of the players writing down the results of each hand on special casino scorecards. These people are pattern spotting “chasing” a particular pattern.

These people are trying to discover a hidden pattern for the results of the hands played.

These are the same people who avoid walking if a black cat passes by. Its just superstition, as everyone knows the shoe is used with 8 decks randomly shuffled!

Indeed if they are professors of mathematics, understand the Chaos Theory, use non-linear dynamics, and are very quick in their calculations, they may be on to something no one else knows but don’t bank on it.

One also has to wonder why the casino is so pleased to pass our paper and pencils for this purpose. If charting really worked, they would ban it, not sponsor it.

Does card counting work?

Some people think this works for Baccarat but it doesn’t

Card counting involves keeping track of cards that have been played from the shoe in order to gain an advantage against the house.

This sounds great, and theoretically, as more cards are played from the shoe, the more you know about the cards that remain.

However even if you know the cards remaining, it can be shown the effect is minuscule baccarat.

This is because, unlike blackjack, you can’t change your bet in mid-hand. A card counting based baccarat strategy will see so few situations with an advantage against the casino that the efforts overall are pointless.

The best bet & how to win

The game of Baccarat can be considered at best, a coin toss played with a lot of gloss! It’s a game of chance and for a game of chance you simply need to play the bet with the best odds of success.

Do systems work on coin tosses?

However, if you go over the odds, you will find overwhelmingly they are always better if you bet on the banker and the odds for a game of chance are very good, just a shade over 1% in favor of the house.

Knowing this, is it a good idea to only bet with the banker the answer is yes. Try other bets for variety but this is the one to focus on to win.

Even though the casino does have the advantage in the long run, baccarat is one of the few games that provide a rare opportunity for short term success due to the slim house edge on the best bet.

Therefore, do you best to bank any winnings you gain in your playing session by having a win target and never chase your losses.

All in all, the best possible baccarat strategy is bet on the banker and you will have a real chance of success as the odds are very good for what is a game of chance and also keep in mind Baccarat is a lot of fun!

keep in mind if you win bank and enjoy them.

Acquire Baccarat Winners Strategy for Success

Other than just being the game that Ian Fleming used as the backdrop for the first ever book he wrote that featured the now-legendary British spy, James Bond, (switched to poker in the newer vision featuring Daniel Craig) baccarat has always been sought after by casino lovers starting from the beginning of the last century when the game gained notoriety through the Wild West casinos and gaming halls.

Warning:

But, before I continue, I have to warn you. Beware of the many frauds online and offline that promise you that their system will break the casino. Don’t purchase any of these books or online manuals. Even if you use the Martingale system, you will crash as soon as you reach the highest amount of money you can place as allowed by the casino. Likewise, don’t count cards as well.

Why?

Baccarat is a game based on luck. Neither can its outcome be predicted nor can you calculate odds of receiving a certain card. So, just give up on these types of tactics. They are doomed to land you in hot water.

So, should I just give up and leave the outcome to chance?

You can, but why should you not try and improve your chances by practicing some of the easy to pick up tips mentioned here? At least, try them out before you decide.

1) Look out for the baccarat table that uses the least amount of card decks.

Because a large amount of card decks means that your chances drop, it is advisable to try and locate the table that uses as little decks as possible. Ask around. But, if you can find one that plays with only one deck, watch it. Usually, casinos reserve this baccarat table for the high-rollers.

2) Remember that the Bank Wins, Usually.

Most newcomers to baccarat follow this as if it was one of the ten commandments. This causes many others to stay away from this strategy. But, you shouldn’t. If possible, bet with the banker whenever possible. Do this and the odds will work in your favour.

3) Play with an amount you are willing to lose.

Though not specific to baccarat, this is one of the major reasons that many people play badly as soon as money comes into the equation. The pressure of losing too much cash causes the most skillful of players to blunder. When you are wagering money that you cannot afford to lose, this pressure will destroy your game.

4) Before joining a table, watch those playing.

One of the best methods to win is to select a table where the players are not very good. To do that you must stay back, observe and judge their performances. Another thing to look for is how the role of the banker rotates between the players. Under no circumstance should you join a baccarat game before you have surveyed the table.

5) Learn control.

Even before you pick a table, you must sort out exactly the amount of money you are going to bet with. Set this figure by judging how much cash you can lose without becoming too nervous. If you lose more than you had decided on, quit. Every game you play after you cross that sum will be risky because your mind won’t forget that you are wagering with money you cannot afford to lose.

6) Stay away from high-roller baccarat games.

Even though the temptation to make big bucks is great, stay clear of these tables. Not only will you stand the chance to lose all your money in a few rounds, just the thought will remove any enjoyment you would have derived. If possible, stick to the lower betting tables or try Mini baccarat where you can place wager of about twenty-five cents.

Conclusion:

Don’t let the rumours about baccarat scare you away from playing this exquisite card game. Its easy to learn, and if you participate without playing rashly, you can make a decent amount of money.

Knowing Baccarat Rules – Vital For Playing To Win

When it comes to the game of baccarat rules are different than one might expect. There isn’t really a long list of rules like those you will find for other casino games. The most important rule for playing baccarat of course is that you should play this game for the fun of playing and a love of chance. This is a game that is largely about chance after all.

Baccarat Objective

Knowing the goal of any game is the first step to take towards understanding the game. For example, in blackjack, your goal is to come closer to the sum of “21” than the dealer without going over. This means if you hold cards totaling “21” in your hand you are a likely winner unless the dealer ties your score.

When playing baccarat, your goal is to correctly determine whether you or the dealer will reach the total nearest to “9” with the cards you have each been dealt. You bet on whom you believe has the winning hand rather than on how likely it is that your hand will be the winner. Unlike blackjack, you have the option of betting on a tie when playing baccarat.

Card Values Unique to Baccarat

Only single digit card values are counted in baccarat. This means that a 10, Jack, Queen, or King are counted as zero and have no value. An Ace on the other hand is given the value of 1. If the sum of the cards dealt are greater than ten the value of the cards is subtracted by 10 until a single digit number is reduced.

This means that a 10 and a 6 will have the collective value in Baccarat of 6. While a hand that includes an Ace and a Jack will have the collective value of 1. The valuation of cards is probably the most difficult of baccarat rules to master but the most important when it comes to playing for keeps.

Playing Baccarat

Initially you and the bank are dealt two cards each. You may opt to take a third card under certain circumstances that fall under the third card rule. According to the third card rule, if you, the player, opt not to draw the third card the bank must draw if their total is 5 or less and stand at 6 or more. It gets a little more complicated on the part of the bank if you choose to draw.

If the banks value is less than 3 it must draw regardless of what numbered card you draw. If the value of the banks hand is less than 4 then the bank must draw another card if your drawn card is anything other than an 8. If the banks value is less than 5 it draws when your drawn card is 0, 1, 8, or 9. The bank will draw when you draw a 4, 5, 6, or 7 if its value is less than 6 and if your card is either a 6 or a 7 and it’s value is less than 7. The bank will stand at 7 regardless.

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Origins of Baccarat

Baccarat is known as the card game of the rich and famous. Baccarat was so enigmatically linked with the wealthy upper classes and rich and famous and as a result many people shunned the game its triumphant emergence online.

Baccarat is one of the easiest of casino games to learn and play and can really generate some excitement when played at an online casino. There is no skill involved in the game as the rules determine each hands action. The only variable involved is the betting. In short, Baccarat is a game of chance.

Baccarat is thought to have originated in either France or Italy during the middle Ages. The word baccarat is a derivative of the Italian word for zero. In the middle ages the game was played using Tarot cards as opposed to the modern day card used today.

As Baccarat’s popularity increased across Europe, as with most of the other forms of gambling in those days there was some rigorous opposition from the Church. The Church viewed Baccarat as the game of the devil and those who played it were carrying out the devil’s work.

Tarot cards were first used in a game of Baccarat by Felix Galguiere. The Etruscan nine gods are said to be the basis for Galguiere’s version of the game. In this early edition of Baccarat, dice were rolled to determine the fate of a woman since the nine gods required the sacrifice of a blond virgin.

A roll of either an eight or nine made her a priestess; a six or seven and she was banned from religious activities; a number less than six and she walked into the sea and disappeared.

This early Baccarat variant became the game of choice for the upper classes and aristocracy and eventually evolved into ‘Chemin de Fer’ and European Baccarat it is thought that this took place at approximately 1500. The game, even though extremely popular, was illegal at first, as any form of gambling was. Eventually, the government made it legal and placed taxes on it. This made the game even more popular because people could rationalize that they were doing something for the good of the poor when they played baccarat thanks to the tax involved. The game began to lose its popularity during Napoleon’s reign when it was again outlawed. It remained illegal until the early 1900’s. At around this time many of the grand casinos were established along the French Riviera.

This version is the one that eventually made it way over to America but was a different version of the game that came from England. Baccarat was legal in England during the period that it was illegal across the rest of the Continent.

The English version of Baccarat reached the shores of Argentina in early 1950, where it was called ‘Punto y Banca’. When the game eventually reached Havana, the aim of the game had differed somewhat as now the player played against the house. It is this version, American Baccarat that was played in the casinos in Havana.

The Capri Casino version is the Baccarat variant that migrated to Las Vegas in the mid 1950s via Francis Renzoni, after a Las Vegas casino opened a baccarat pit. The game began it new life in America as an unpopular addition to the casino game selection. Las Vegas adapted the game and made the banker the UK casino or house position. This made it possible to bet for or against the house with the banker position. This is the Baccarat variant that is now so popular in the United States, England and Australia.

Before the game of baccarat had reached Las Vegas, it was already being played in New York and Florida. The game was played at the Saratoga race track and at the Palm Beach resort in 1910, forty years before it was played in Las Vegas.

Since its origins in the Europe during the Middle Ages, Baccarat has steadily made it’s way across each continent eventually becoming one of the most famous and respected casino games in the world.

There are variations in play depending on the location at which you are playing, so it is always best to check the house rules. And, as so may other forms of gambling, baccarat has made its way onto the internet. Most online casinos offer baccarat games with some variation in house rules; the biggest I have found is that there are only two hands: the banker and one player. Again, it’s advised to check the house rules before you play. Some online casinos also play the game with a single deck of cards, which is unusual in a land-based casino.

Baccarat Card Game in Cinematography

Baccarat casino game and all its variants are played and loved all over the world today. That is why it is not surprising that this game feels itself straitened in land-based casinos and it starts finding new fields to show itself. Cinematography has become the perfect basement for this goal: many films can be found today where baccarat is noticed being one of the main actors. It is possible to find in about 20 films which introduce baccarat but everybody definitely knows just the most popular of them.

Casino Royale

James Bond was a big fan of baccarat game and played it in almost all films about Agent 007; for example, baccarat can be met in such movies as Dr. No, Golden Eye, For Your Eyes Only. But the main one is still Casino Royale of 1967 where baccarat plays the main role during the whole film. Casino Royale was a parody on the original book of Ian Fleming (Casino Royale of 2006 showed James Bond being the admirer of poker just because this game was very popular then).

A Hard Day’s Night

This is the film of 1964 where the world-famous band The Beatles played main roles. A Hard Day’s Night tells about some days from The Beatles’ life when they came to London from their native Liverpool to take part in the TV show and give a concert there. A lot of funny and curious situations happened to them there and we have an opportunity to observe them. One of the situations was connected with John Lennon’s grandfather: he came to the casino to play baccarat though did not know the rules at all but was able to win a rather big sum of money.

Rush Hour 3

The films of Jackie Chan are always interesting and funny to watch. He is one of baccarat admirers by himself and this fact is easy to see in some of his films where he uses the game for some curious situations. The famous movie Rush Hour 3 is not an exception: one of the scenes shows us Chris Tucker who comes to a casino and joins baccarat table in order to seduce a beautiful lady. But he does not know the rules of baccarat and considers his hand of 3 Kings being a winning one though it means zero and his total loss.

How You Can Win at Betfair Exchange Game Baccarat

It may be the casino game favoured most by James Bond but given the popularity of baccarat on the Betting exchange, it would appear that Bond is not the only person shaken but not stirred by the game. The rules of baccarat are deceptively simple with players looking to get close to a point value of 9. The exchange version sees the real-life player betting on what the outcome will be between a computer played “dealer and player situation.”

With each number card having its true value, the ace being the equivalent of 1 and each face card being represented by a zero, the sum of the cards is added together and the modular sum will represent a figure up to 9. The player who has the highest value hand is declared the winner and this is what the real-life player on Betting exchange is actually gambling on. A score of nine that is made in two cards is referred to as a “natural” and cannot lose an individual contest.

It follows on that the next best result would be an eight and again, this is referred to as a “natural.” If the player and banker have hands that amount to the same value, it is declared a tie and neither the banker nor the player wins. Similar to some of the other games offered by Betfair, a turbo version of Baccarat can be found online which is ideal for those players who want to get through more games. Nothing about how the game unfolds on the computer is changed but the time taken for each round is reduced which is perfect for those players who are more up to speed with the flow of the game.

The bets available in Baccarat exchange focuses on whether the banker will win, the player will win or whether it will be a tie. If this doesn’t seem like enough options there are additional side markets with which to make further gambles on. Either way, there are plenty of options for players to get involved in the Betting exchange Baccarat game and make some money.

Baccarat – A Casino Card Game With III Phases and a Bit of History

Before I explain this Baccarat game that dates back to the 15th Century, let’s review a brief bit of history. Americans got their first real glimpse of this casino game during the 1962 James Bond movie, Dr. No, when Bond, played by Sean Connery, was winning in a Monte Carlo casino. The game was Chemin de fer.

Phase I – Chemin de fer

In this original version Players wagered among themselves and won or lost with their own money. A dealer shoe rotated around the table counterclockwise after each hand. Players could decline the bank and pass the shoe to the next player. A 5% commission for winning bank hands paid to the house was to cover the casino overhead.

Phase II – Punto Banco

Punto Banco, meaning Player, Banker, was introduced in Nevada from Cuba in the late 1950’s, where it was very popular until Castro closed he mob run casinos. The main difference from the French version is that the house banks the game. A tie bet was added to increase the house edge, and the 5% commission to the house for a winning bank bet remains in place. Eventually the name baccarat, Italian for zero, was coined. Today baccarat is played in high limit rooms throughout the world where millions are won and lost each day.

Phase III – Mini-Baccarat

Eventually gaming establishments saw profit potential with Baccarat however they had to make it attractive to the average player. Hence, a new version was born, Mini-Baccarat.The rules for this game are exactly the same as Punto Banco except one house dealer controls he game for up to seven players. Table minimums are as low as $5 or $10. Numerous optional side bets have been added to increase the house edge.

How to Play Baccarat

The objective of baccarat is for the player to come as close to the number 9 as possible. Aces count as one, 2’s – 9’s are face value and 10’s – K’s count as zero.

Regardless of the number of players, the dealer only deals two hands from a six or eight deck shoe. Prior to the deal players must first place one bet on either the bank hand, player hand, or tie. Croupiers pass the shoe so players have the option in turn to deal the cards. In Mini-Baccarat, the shoe remains in place and the dealer controls all the action.

When a hand is totaled, it cannot exceed 9. If the two cards total more than 9, the first digit is dropped. The second digit becomes the total. Ex: 7,8=15. (the 1 is dropped) total = 5.

Baccarat requires no skill to play. All the player needs to do is place one bet before the deal. The dealer examines both hands to determine if a third and final card should be drawn. The determination is made according to a fixed set of game rules. Here they are:

Game Rules for Player Bet

The player position always draws on a 0, 1, and 2,3,4,5, unless the banker has a natural 8 or 9. Player always stands on 6,7,8, and 9. When the play bet has a natural 8 or 9, the game is over.

Game Rules for Banker Bet

The banker position always draws on a 0, 1, and 2 unless the player has a natural 8 or 9. The banker always stands on 7,8, and 9. When a banker has a natural 8 or 9, the game is over.

Strategy

No playing strategy is required. Always bet the bank which has the lowest house edge at 1.06%, even with the 5% commission owed to the house. A player bet has a house edge of 1.24% while the tie bet that pays 8 to 1 has a whopping house edge of 14%!. This bet is not recommended. A number of optional side bets at the mini tables have house edges from 2 to 13%. These are not recommended.

Good luck!