Baccarat is one of the most well-known games in a casino. The game has simple rules, and thus, there are plenty of players of this game. The low house edge with the low stakes attracts everyone to the baccarat table. Baccarat is a very easy way to bit the casino without spending much time in making strategies. So, here are some tips for you to help you win a baccarat game. Hang tight with us, and by the end of the article, you may become a baccarat master.
Before that, here is a brief history of baccarat.
Baccarat started in Italy more than 500 years ago. Felix Falguiere, aka Falguierein, created the game. The game was invented in the 1400s, and the name was inspired by “baccarat” (zero in Italian).
It is believed that the game was based on an old legend of Etruscan. It was the story of a virgin lady who threw a nine-sided die. The result of that throw was going to determine her fate. If she threw 8 or 9, she could become a priestess. 6 or 7, however, would have meant that she could not take part to any religious or social events any longer, and lower than six would have taken her life, and she would have been banished to the sea to drown.
The original game of baccarat was played slightly different than it is today. Four different dealers dealt the cards. Each of the players could get the opportunity to be the banker. The rest of the players could place the bets against the other players as well as against the house. However, nowadays, there is only one dealer, and the bets generally placed against the house. The house is the banker in today’s game.
How to play the game Baccarat
- A player can bet either of the two hands. One is the player hand, and the other one is the banker’s hand. The bets have to be placed on either of the hands before you can start dealing with the cards.
- A casino operator or player will be holding the shoe slides one card and will place it in the player box, then the next card to the banker’s box. Then the house will deal with another player and banker card.
- Tens and face cards have no values. Other cards have their face values. If the total value is more than ten, then the second digit will be the value of the hand.
- If a hand values 8 or 9, that is a natural win for the player, and the game is over.
- If the hand value is in between 0 to 5, the player gets another chance to draw a third card.
- Once all the cards have drawn, you can calculate the winnings. The one hand, with the value closer to 9 will win.
How to win in Baccarat
Now that we know about the game pretty well, here are some tips for you!
Do not make the “TIE” bet
Baccarat table has a shallow house edge on two of three bets. These three bets usually come from the Banker, The Player and Tie. In these three bets, the first two bets come with a very low house edge. The bankers have a house edge of 1.06 per cent, and the player holds a house edge of 1.24 per cent. Now for those who don’t know, your expectations are losing 1.06 units for 100 units on the banker and 1.24 units to every 100 unit wagered on our player. This might be the lowest house edge of the table games in a casino. However, the Tie is a rotten bet. The bet comes with a house edge of 14.4 per cent. Yes, you heard it right. Meaning you will be losing 14.4 units on every 100 unit wagered. This is why you should always avoid the tie bet. It is a complete waste of money
Banker is the best bet
Apart from the tie bet, every other bet on a baccarat table is a safe one. However, the banker bet is the best bet in them. Why? Well, the reason is simple. It has the lowest house edge ratio. The banker is going to win slightly more than 50 per cent of the time. The casinos will have 5 per cent commission taken from it just not to give the player an edge on each bet. So, when you are entering the baccarat table, your first bet should be going on the banker.
Keep the faith
Keep going with the banker before it losses. We are giving you tips that emphasis on streaks. And when you are on a baccarat table, your chance will always be slightly better with the banker’s bet. If the banker is going on a streak from your first bet, then you should keep betting on it. However, always remember that a streak has started does not mean that it is going to continue. So, do not get aggressive with your bets. That is undoubtedly not a great idea, because you are still under the house edge on every bet you make. So always make sure that you are not jumping huge with your bets.
Wait for one decision after the banker losses
So, now finally your winning streak with the banker ended. The player has won. But now what? You should not be jumping on another bet. Wait for the next decision. What the decision is, depends on where you are going to place your bets. Well, if the decision is a tie, you know what to do. Always remember that if the decision is a tie that means neither the banker nor the player has won the game.
Now ride the player until it losses
When the banker is winning, your bet was on the banker. It continues its winning streak; you continue betting. It loses, the player wins, you hold your decision for the best. Now the player has started a winning streak. What now? Are you going to go with the banker or the player? Well, obviously with the player. And not only that, you must keep your bets on the player until the streak continues for him.
Money management is the most important part of the game
You know what makes baccarat such a tight game? It’s a coin flip. However, even with coin flips, streaks will happen. Both good streaks and ill streaks. Good streaks are good but, you have to deal with the outrageous ill streaks too. So, if you are betting, say ten units per decision, you have to give yourself a 200 units bankroll. Then, if you lose that, take a break. Get up and get out, give yourself some time before you come back and play again.
So, these were few tips that might help you winning baccarat game the next time. Baccarat is a fun game. On a friendly table, you can also socialize with friends as well.