Baccarat Strategy Tips
Baccarat Strategy Tips. Yes, today we gonna tell you about the tips to win more in baccarat. You don’t have to be rich to play baccarat. You also definitely do not need to wear a tuxedo or evening gown when you play. Baccarat has come out of the ritzy, high-roller tables and into the casino proper.
You can play for very reasonable sums on online casino and if you go to land-based casino there are usually a few mini-baccarat tables from which to choose. You will never have to longingly look at all those rich people acting, well, rich.
However, you must learn how to correctly pronounce the name of the game or you forever be banished to someplace you don’t want to be vanished to.
The game is not pronounced “back-a-rat.” No, it is pronounced “bah-cah-rah.”
So here are the top 5 ways to play the game, 4 of them are positives and 1 is a warning to avoid something that should be avoided. I’ll get that one over first.
TIP 1 – NEVER MAKE THE “TIE” BET
Baccarat has very low house edges on two of its three bets; those three bets being Banker, Player and Tie. Banker comes in with a house edge of 1.06 percent. Player comes in with a house edge of 1.24 percent. Your expectation is to lose 1.06 units for every 100 units wagered on Banker and 1.24 units for every 100 units wagered on Player.
Now, those are great house edges in the scheme of casino things.
And now the rotten bet, the Tie. That bet comes in (hold your breath ladies and gentlemen) with a house edge of approximately 14.4 percent. Yes, I am not kidding, 14.4 BIG percent. Yikes! That means you lose 14.4 units for every 100 units wagered.
This bet is a total waste of money and you should try to avoid making bet on it.
TIP 2 – BANKER IS CLEARLY THE BEST BET
You come to the live baccarat table and you are going to make your first bet. That bet should be on the Banker. The Banker will win slightly over 50 percent of the time. In order not to give the player an edge on that bet every win has a 5 percent commission taken from it.
You might as well go with the Banker.
TIP 3 – KEEP GOING WITH BANKER UNTIL IT LOSSES
We are looking to capitalize on streaks and the bet that will have the (slightly) better chance for a streak will be the Banker. If you find that the Banker does go on a streak from your first bet then keep betting it.
Do keep in mind, however, that the fact a streak has occurred is no indication that it will continue to occur (meaning don’t be too aggressive with your betting amounts). You still face a house edge on every bet you make and you can’t bet your way out of such an edge.
TIP 4 – WAIT ONE DECISION AFTER A BANKER LOSS
So you finally lose on the Banker bet. Player wins. Don’t jump in with another bet. Wait for the next decision. Whatever that decision is then that is what you bet. Keep in mind that if the Tie is the decision neither the Banker nor the Player loses. (That’s why it’s called a tie.)
TIP 5 – MONEY MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL IN BACCARAT
Essentially you are betting a coin flip when you play baccarat. That makes it a tight game. Still, even with coin flips you can experience outrageous streaks for good or ill. Good is good but ill isn’t.
If you are betting, say, 10 units per decision, give yourself 200 units as your session bankroll and should you lose that you take a break. And by break, I don’t mean you should yawn stretch and start playing again.
Get up and get out. Take a walk. People watch. Take a nap. Give yourself some decent amount of time before you start playing again.
If you have won a decent amount but you don’t want to quit right then; though you do want to leave the session a winner (whew, that was long winded), then split your win in half and only use that to continue your play. Lose it then take the rest of you win and go on break.
Baccarat is a fun game. If you have a friendly table you can get in some socializing as well.