Baccarat has been one of the most popular games at the casino for many years, and by using a simple betting strategy, it could become your favourite, and most profitable. The object of Baccarat is to predict if the Player, or the Banker, will be dealt a hand with a point value closest to, but not exceeding 9. All Face Cards, and Tens count as zero, Aces count as One, and all other cards carry the value stated on the card.
The Player and the Banker are each dealt a two-card hand. If the cards in a hand total 9, it is called a ‘Natural’ and cannot lose. A total of 8 is the second-best hand. If both the Player and the Banker are dealt identical hands, it is a ‘Tie’ and neither hand wins. The Player can bet on who is going to win. Player, Banker, or Tie. Banker bets carry the lowest house edge of around 1.35%. Player and Banker bets pay out at Evens, a Tie pays out at 9 to 1. One thing to note is how card totals are added up. If the cards in a hand total more than ten points, you need to subtract ten to get the Baccarat value. So for example, 7 + 7 + 14, which counts as 4 in Baccarat.
Here is a really simple, effective system to reduce the house edge in Baccarat to almost zero. Write down the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 on your piece of paper. Add up the outside numbers of the sequence. In this case 1 + 5 = 6 Bet A6 on the ‘Banker’ section of the baccarat table. If you win, cross out the outside numbers of the sequence. You are left with 2,3,4. Add up the remaining outside numbers. 2 + 4 = 6 Bet A6 on the ‘Banker’ section. If you win, cross out the outside numbers, you are left with 3. Bet A3 on ‘Banker’ If you lose at any point in the sequence, write the amount you have just bet with onto the end of the sequence. So if the first bet was a loser, you would add the number 6 to the end.
You then bet again, using the sum of the outside numbers. In this case 1+ 6 = 7. Bet A7 on ‘Banker’. It takes a bit of practice, and thought, but this really is an excellent baccarat system. The essential bits to remember are -Always bet using the sum of the outside numbers. Cross out the outside numbers if you win. Add the amount just lost to the end of the sequence if you lose. Always bet on the ‘Banker ‘ section of the table.