Baccarat Guide

The object of this fascinating game is to get the hand that will have the point closest to 9. This game has a very low house edge. If you bet on player, the house edge is 1.36%. If you bet on banker the baccarat odds is 1.17%.

The value of the cards is the following: 10's, Jack, Queen, and King are worth 0 points; Aces count as 1; the cards from 2 through 9 are worth their face value, i.e. they are  worth 2 points; if the value of your cards is more than ten, you subtract 10. If you have a 9 and an 8, your hand totals 7 (after subtracting 10).

How To Play Baccarat

There are two hands dealt: the banker's hand and the player's hand. Both the banker and the player are dealt two cards, and depending on the value of the hand, might be dealt a third in either case. Each gambler can have up to three positions at the table: "Banker", "Player" or "Tie".

Again, each Baccarat game starts when dealer gives out 4 cards: two for the Banker and two for the Player. In case that the total of any of the sides is 9 or 8, no cards are dealt more. If both sides have the same point total, it is a tie. But in the case the hand of the Banker or the Player doesn't add up to a "natural" or when to tie occurs, another card is dealt but under certain rules: the banker takes additional card if his initial hand is 0, 1 or 2; if his hand totals 3 and the player's third card is not 8; if it's 4 and the player's card is not than 1, 8, 9, or 0; if it's 5 and the player is given a 4, 5, 6, or 7; the Banker stands if his hand totals 7 or more. If player's first hand totals 6 or more, he should stand but he can hit if his hand is 5 or less.

Payouts are quite clear. If you bet on a Player's hand, the payout is  1 to 1. If you wager on Banker's hand, the payout is also 1:1. Keep in mind that the House takes 5% commission on a winning Banker hand. If you bet on a Tie, you are paid 8 to 1. Minimum bet is one dollar and max is $500.

If you want to succeed in the game of baccarat, you have to stick to certain recommendations. The first is that you should have a clear and through understanding of the game rules of Baccarat, check the pay table, read the rules each casino offers (the rules may vary from casino to casino). It would also be good if you practice playing Baccarat before starting the game for real money. Casinos give a chance to their players to play free online baccarat. Playing for free will enable you to test and improve your skills with no financial risk and you will familiarize with specific features of the game in the casino you have chosen. And another important issue is that you must understand that no baccarat system can beat the casino so don't spend money in vain on baccarat systems, they don't work.

1-3-2-6 Baccarat Strategy

This baccarat strategy, the "1-3-2-6" system, features even-money payouts and thus suits for this game. It is also applicable to any other casino game that has even money odds.

To make the system work, you will have to keep track of your bets during the course of four rounds of Baccarat game. First, you should bet one unit (the amount of the bet is insignificant) and if you win that round, then add another unit to your winnings in the next round and bet the amount total of 3 units. If this round is winning too, you will have a total of 6 units. In accordance with the system, in the 3rd round you should take away 4 units and bet only two.