I’m here to show you on how to profit when playing baccarat. Baccarat is played using 6 or 8 decks of cards, and I will show you the odds 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 since the dealer will shuffle on each play. There is also not much strategy around as the game uses a list of automatic rules. I will list some guidelines and strategies that you can make use of:
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. Always pick games that use the 6 deck shoe, and also a 4% commission. Though it can be sometimes boring, but this will work and you will certainly win.
Play and Loss Management
I know that you know the best bet, but you have absolutely no clue on how much to bet. This is most crucial in Baccarat Gambling; you must learn to have self-control over your bets.
Too many players wager more than they can afford to lose. Do not be like them. Instead adhere to the basic rules below:
1. You have to determine the amount you are willing to lose before you start playing Baccarat in the casino. Write it down and stick to it in any circumstance, because that is your limit.
2. Budget the money that you decide to use and allocate the amount equally for each round of play.
3. Whenever you win, portion a percentage to the opposite pocket. Leave it there and do not touch it while you are playing in the casino. A professional gambler will always put ALL of the winnings out of play.
With these rules, winning at baccarat will be much easier.