Here is how you can make money playing baccarat. Baccarat is a game played with 6 or 8 decks of cards, and in order to play well at the game, you need to know the probability on a hand dealt from a full shoe of 6 or 8 decks:
Using 6 decks of cards, the banker can win 0.46, the player can win 0.45, and a tie of 0.09
Using 8 decks of cards, the banker can win 0.46, the player can win 0.44, and a tie of 0.10
Everytime the banker wins, commission will be taken from them (normally 4% or 5%) and payout on tie bets (8:1 or 9:1). This concludes the following casino advantages:
When playing a 6 deck shoe, a commission of 5% the advantage on a banker bet is exactly 1.056%. With a commission of 4%, the advantage then drops to 0.6%. On a player, the bet is 1.24%, and on a tie bet with 8:1 odds it is 14.93% and on 9:1 odds it is 14.43%. The advantage that I mentioned is around the same when playing with an 8 deck.
there is no point counting the cards because the dealer will shuffle on each play. There is also not much strategy around since the game uses a number of automatic rules. I will list a couple of guidelines and strategies that you can use:
Common Sense Strategy
Never ever bet on a tie. The odds are tipped in the house’s favor. In the end, the bank will still win, so it will be much better to place a bet on the banker’s hand. You have the odds in your favor even after paying the commission. So, betting with the bank will be right choice. You will do better to play games that use the 6 deck shoe, and also a 4% commission. Though it can get sometimes boring, but this will work and you will be more profitable in your game.
Play and Loss Management
Sometimes the best bet, but you have really no idea on how much to bet. This is especially crucial in Baccarat Gambling; you must be able to have self-control over your bets.
Too many times, people in the casino wager more than they can afford to lose. Do not end up like them. Instead stick to the 3 basic rules below:
1. You have to determine the amount you are going to lose before you start playing Baccarat in the casino. Note it down and stick to it in any circumstance, because that is your limit.
2. Budget the money you decided to use and divide the amount equally for each round of play.
3. For every win, portion a percentage to the opposite pocket. Leave it there and do not touch it in any situation. A smart gambler will always put ALL of the winnings out of play.
With these rules, winning at baccarat will be much easier.