Baccarat Strategy

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Baccarat Strategy

Devising the perfect Baccarat strategy is not going to be an easy task, this is due to the nature of the game, and unlike Blackjack for example counting cards etc will have no overall effect on the outcome.

But there are a few things you should be aware of that will help you to become a much better player and by understanding the following points and integrating this knowledge into your Baccarat strategy you will stand a sporting chance of a winning session when you next sit down to play.

Understanding the odds

Often a novice Baccarat player will become totally blinded by the Tie bet wager, they will see that it offers the best payout odds and decide that this is the best bet for them, this is where the saying a fool and his money comes in play!

A casino whether online or offline will welcome with open arms players wanting to bet on the Tie bet and will lure them in by offering payout odds of 8 to 1 or even 9 to 1, but they are not doing this for love, they are offering these huge payout odds due to this wager having the biggest house edge.

The higher the house edge on any casino game the more money the casino will win off players over time. Also be aware when making your own Baccarat strategy that the Banker bet will payout at odds of even money, however the house will take a commission of 5% from all winning wagers.

The Player bet attracts no house commission and pays out a flat rate on winning wagers of even money.

House Edge

Now the following part of our Baccarat strategy section will help you reduce the house edge by only selecting the best Baccarat games to play, so whatever you do pay attention to this bit!

If the casino uses an 8 deck shoe of playing cards and offers a payout of 8 to 1 on the tie bet then the house edge is as follows; The Banker bet is 1.06%, the Players bet is 1.24% and the Tie bet is 14.36%.

Should a casino use 6 decks of playing cards and offers 8 to 1 for a tie bet the following is the house edge on each possible betting outcome; The Banker bet is 1.06% on the banker bet, the Players bet is 1.24%, and the Tie bet is 14.44%.

If you find a casino offering a single deck Baccarat game then the house edge is as follows; The Banker bet is 1.01% , the Players bet is 1.29%, and the Tie bet is 15.75%.

Best Wagers to Play

After studying the above information the best Baccarat strategy should you wish to play the Banker wager is to find a single deck shoe game. If you must play the Tie wager then find a 6 deck shoe, or if you are intending on playing the Player wager then find either a 6 or 8 deck shoe.