Baccarat Tips to help you win

Giving tips on playing Baccarat is a little bit like giving tips with winning on slot machines. Once you place your bet in Baccarat, the game plays automatically and there’s nothing you can do to improve your chances of winning. That being said, there are some things you can do to make your time playing at a Baccarat table more enjoyable as well as limit your losses.

Tip #1 – Never Bet On Tie

It’s tempting to place some money on tie. Casinos usually offer 8-to-1 or 9-to-1 payouts when a player wins with a tie bet, but this seemingly generous payout is nowhere near enough to compensate for the odds of hitting this long shot. The casino’s edge on a tie is 14.36%. That’s huge!

For gambler’s who enjoy betting on tie in Baccarat, I’d like to offer a number of equally profitable bets to consider such as: When the Cubs will win the World Series or when the Earth’s sun will explode. Both bets will offer similar levels of excitement and profit as betting on a tie in Baccarat.

Tip #2 – Bring A Little Extra Money To The Baccarat Table

You’ll want to have a little extra cash in your pocket when you go to the Baccarat table because you will owe a 5% commission for every Banker bet you win. The dealer doesn’t collect this money immediately because it slows the game down too much. Instead, the dealer keeps track of how much commission each player owes, then collects the money when a new shoe is shuffled or when the player leaves.

You owe a commission on your bets regardless of how much money you lose overall, so make sure you have a little extra to settle this debt in case you go broke.

Tip #3 – Don’t Count Cards

Counting cards gives you no advantage in Baccarat. In order to exploit a count, you would have to be able to add and subtract large numbers quickly and without error. Even then you would only have a small edge once every 345 hands. There’s no casino in the world that will let you sit at a table when you’re only playing 1 hand in 345. Baccarat is not a countable game.

Tip #4 – Bet The Bank At The End Of The Shoe

The Banker bet always offers better odds than the Player bet, but these odds are even better as the shoe gets closer to the end. For example, with 8 decks left in the shoe, the house’s edges are 1.058% for the Bank and 1.235% for the player; a 0.177% difference. With 1 deck left in the shoe, however, the house’s edges are 1.012% for the Bank and 1.286% for the Player; a 0.274% difference. It becomes much more profitable to bet the Bank as the shoe comes to an end.

Baccarat is a game of pure luck. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the house’s edge and increase your odds of going on a hot streak. By following these tips, you can make your Baccarat experience more enjoyable and potentially more profitable.