How To Win Big From Baccarat

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Baccarat Tips

You don’t have to be rich to play baccarat and you definitely do not need to wear a tuxedo or evening gown when you play. Baccarat has come out of the ritzy, high-roller tables and into the casino proper.

You can play for very reasonable sums on online casino and if you go to Genting casino there are usually a few mini-baccarat tables from which to choose. You will never have to longingly look at all those rich people acting, well, rich.

However, you must learn how to correctly pronounce the name of the game or you forever be banished to someplace you don’t want to be vanished to.

The game is not pronounced “back-a-rat.” No, it is pronounced “bah-cah-rah.”  If you call it “back-a-rat” you should only play the game in the back alleys of Jalan Chow Kit where everyone mispronounces everything anyway.

So here are the top seven ways to play the game, six of them are positives and one is a warning to avoid something that should be avoided. I’ll get that one over first.

Never Make The “Tie” Bet

Baccarat has very low house edges on two of its three bets; those three bets being Banker, Player, and Tie. Banker comes in with a house edge of 1.06 percent. Player comes in with a house edge of 1.24 percent. Your expectation is to lose 1.06 units for every 100 units bet on Banker and 1.24 units for every 100 units bet on Player.

Now, those are great house edges in the scheme of casino things.

And now the rotten bet, the Tie. That bet comes in with a house edge of approximately 14.4 percent. That means you lose 14.4 units for every 100 units bet.

This bet is a total waste of money and should only be played by individuals playing back-a-rat in alleyways.

Banker Is Clearly The Best Bet

You come to the live baccarat table and you are going to make your first bet. That bet should be on the Banker. The Banker will win slightly over 50 percent of the time. In order not to give the player an edge on that bet every win has a 5 percent commission taken from it.

You might as well go with the Banker.

Keep Going With Banker Until It Losses

We are looking to capitalize on streaks and the bet that will have the better chance for a streak will be the Banker. If you find that the Banker does go on a streak from your first bet then keep betting it.

Do keep in mind, however, that the fact a streak has occurred is no indication that it will continue to occur. You still face a house edge on every bet you make and you can’t bet your way out of such an edge.

Wait For One Decision After A Banker Loss

So you finally lose on the Banker bet. Player wins. Don’t jump in with another bet. Wait for the next decision. Whatever that decision is then that is what you bet. Keep in mind that if the Tie is the decision neither the Banker nor the Player loses.

Mini-Baccarat Can Be Maxi-Dangerous

The traditional version of baccarat, where players actually deal the cards, is a leisurely game; you might play 40 decisions an hour. But there is a fly in the ointment of baccarat. That fly is the mini-baccarat version of the game.

There are two major differences between traditional baccarat and mini-baccarat. The first and obvious one is that the dealer deals the game, not the players. The second is the fact that the game is fast, as in fast, as in some dealers will get of between 150 to 200 decisions.

Yes, the table minimum bets are usually lower than the traditional game but 200 decisions even with 1.06 and 1.24 house edges can be devastating if things go against you.

If you are going to play mini-baccarat then you should utilize a Banker-only betting system. That’s right. You bet Banker until it loses. Then you wait until Player loses and go back to betting Banker. That will theoretically reduce in half how many decisions you face. That will also theoretically reduce in half your losing expectation.

Tie Bets Do Not Count

In this recommended style of play, all Tie bets are invisible. They don’t count. They are simply a pause in the action. If the sequence goes Banker, Banker, Tie, you treat the Tie as if it did not occur. You would, therefore, continue to bet Banker.

Ride The Player Bet Until It Loses

Here I am going to throw you a curve ball. When Player loses to Banker you will not wait out the next decision. You will immediately hop on the Banker. That’s right when Banker wins you immediately bet it.

Now, should Banker lose, follow “Wait For One Decision After A Banker Loss” tip. We are always looking for Banker streaks.

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How To Win Big From Baccarat
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