How to win at Baccarat
Baccarat is the fairest game in the casino. Your odds of winning are more equal than even Blackjack. There are systems in Baccarat that players use but none of them are mathematically proven. As far as Baccarat goes it’s important to know the rules, interesting to understand History of Baccarat and there are a few tips that can be offered.
Baccarat is a game that goes back hundreds of years. It was first invented in Italy during the middle ages. At the end of the fifteenth century the game was introduced to France where it was exclusively played by nobility for a long time before being introduced to the casino. Baccarat, very similar to Blackjack, was always considered a posh game, but recently the game has lost its reputation as being solely for the rich.
The object of the game is to create a hand of two or three cards that add up to nine. A perfect hand equals nine in the first two cards. Eight is the second-best hand in baccarat.
Aces count as one, picture cards count as 10 and every other card equals their face value. If your hand falls into double figures then the first digit is discarded. For example, a hand equaling 18 would represent an eight. A hand with a King and a nine would equal 9. Therefore, essentially picture cards have no value. If a player reaches an eight or a nine on their first two cards it is called a natural eight or nine. If one player secures a natural eight or nine then a third card will not be drawn and the game restarts.
Basically two hands are dealt in Baccarat, one to the player and one to the bank. You choose one side before the cards are dealt. The winner receives a 1:1 payoff. You can also bet on a tie and receive at least 8:1 odds. If a tie occurs and you didn’t bet on a tie, the hand is a push and nobody wins.
The third card rule in baccarat is a little complicated because the bank has to draw its third card based on a variety of permutations according to the player’s third card. The permutations are not important to know because essentially the game plays itself out.
In a nutshell, the player will be dealt a third card if they have a point total of five or less. If the player possesses a six or a seven they have to stand. The bank will draw a third card unless their two card total equals seven.
It is a good idea to stay away from tie bets because the odds the house offers don’t measure up to the outcome of a tie’s occurrence.
Like in roulette, it is a good idea to keep track of streaks. If the bank wins four times in a row probability dictates that it’s just a matter of time before the player will win.
In the end, Baccarat comes down to good money management and pur