I’m here to show you on how to profit when playing baccarat. Baccarat is a game played with 6 or 8 decks of cards, and I will show you 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
With 8 decks of cards, the banker can win 0.46, the player can win 0.44, and a tie of 0.10
If 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.
Forget about counting the cards as the banker will shuffle on each play. There is also not much strategy around as the game follows a list of automatic rules. Here are some guides and strategies that you can make use of:
Common Sense Strategy
Never ever bet on a tie. The odds are overly popular in the house’s favor. In the end, the bank will still win, so it will be much wiser to place a bet on the banker’s hand. You have the odds in your favor even after paying the commission. So, placing a bet with the bank will be a better choice. You will do well to play games that use the 6 deck shoe, and also a 4% commission. Though it can be more boring, but this will get you better results and you will make more money.
Play and Loss Management
Sometimes the best bet, but you have absolutely no idea on how much to bet. This is especially important in Baccarat Gambling; you must have self-control over your bets.
A vast majority of people wager more than they can afford to lose. Do not end up like them. Instead implement the three simple rules below:
1. You have to decide on the amount you are going to lose before you start playing Baccarat in the casino. Note it down and stick to it forever, 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, allocate a percentage to the opposite pocket. Leave it there and do not touch it while you are playing in the casino. An experienced player will always put ALL of the winnings out of play.
You will find winning at baccarat much easier when you adhere to these rules.