There are a number of casino games where strategy is vitally important
to the success of the player, the game of blackjack is a very good
example of this because the use of solid basic blackjack strategy
lowers the house edge and can give the player a winning advantage.
It is no wonder then that the search for winning Baccarat Strategy is
something that most new players dedicate themselves to, often buying
in to misleading promises of winning systems and strategies. But as
any seasoned Baccarat player will tell you, Baccarat is a game of luck
and there is little that you can do besides placing a bet and allowing
the game to run its course.
The only aspects in Baccarat that are variable are the house edge on
the different bets. The house advantage may also change slightly
depending on the number of decks remaining in the shoe. Players who
take advantage of these discrepancies in the house edge may increase
the odds of hitting a hot streak and earning some short term winnings.
Over the long term however the house will always end up victorious in
the game of Baccarat.
Let's take a look at some of the strategies gamblers swear by when
Believe it or not, the card counting strategy is not only employed in
the game of blackjack but some gamblers swear that it is useful when
playing Baccarat too. Studies have shown however that card counting
efforts in Baccarat are futile because the player is required to add
and subtract large numbers rapidly to keep track of the house edge and
even if an accurate count can be established, it is only advantageous
every 345 hands.
We have yet to come across a land based casino that will allow you to
play at the table if you're only playing one in 345 hands and card
counting in online Baccarat games is impossible thanks to Random
Number Generators. So anything that involved card counting in Baccarat
should be avoided.
Rather than running around nude in hope of distracting the dealer,
streaking strategy involves looking for and "riding" streaks when they
occur which of course requires a great deal of time and monitoring.
The problem however is that although streaks may seem to exist, they
really are an illusion.
Should a player win 8 times in a row, the chances of him/her wining
again in the next hand are the same as if the banker had just won 8
times in a row. Streaks have absolutely no influence on the odds of a
Bet and Bank
The Bet and Bank strategy is a system whereby players escalate bets
and bank a portion of their winnings, for example:
1st Hand: Bet $10 if you win, move to the second hand.
2nd Hand: Add $10 ($30 total bet) if you win, bank $40 and proceed to
the third hand.
3rd Hand: Play the remaining $20. If you win, add $20 more and proceed
to the fourth hand.
4th Hand: Play the $60. Should you win, take the money and begin again
at the first hand.
Should you lose a hand at any time re-start at the first hand.
This is another system that is built on illusion as it requires the
player to have a hot streak in order to be successful.
As you can probably see from the above discussion, baccarat is a game
of luck rather than a game of skill. According to statistics, the best
move is to bet on the banker as the house advantage is the least here.
That is especially true as the shoe comes to an end and the house on
the Banker decreases as the number of cards remaining diminishes.
While this strategy can become quite boring, at least you won't be
All in all, the best thing to do is treat Baccarat like you would a
slot machine and simply play it for the enjoyment and allow wins to be