Winning the game of Baccarat depends a lot on the player’s luck. The general format of the game remains the same, even though there could be slight variations in the rules when it comes to different versions of the game. Here are a few tips that can help you succeed in Baccarat.
Understanding the odds of the game
When you select a casino, make sure that the commissions they charge customers for ‘banco’ wins are nominal. Casinos are known to alter the percentage of their commissions and odds to compete with their rivals. Also look out for the number of decks in a shoe. The house edge is lower when there are fewer decks in a single baccarat shoe. This will give you better chances of winning.
Avoiding tempting wagers
It is advisable to avoid tempting wagers like tie bets. Tie bets can no doubt, pay off at odds of 8-1, but the chances of a tie occurring are very rare. The casinos have more than 14% edge on the tie bets.
Steady pattern of betting
Make sure that you have a regular betting pattern. This will keep your winnings safe. If it is your lucky day, you can build up the stakes but make sure you do it moderately.
If you have won more than what you staked, you can pocket the win and continue betting only on the amount put as stake. This lets you have the winning amount in hand, even when you have spent the entire amount placed as stake.
Baccarat is a game of fortune, where you should be focussed on the winning goal as well as the forfeiting limits. It is vital that you stay away from single handed big bets.
Betting on overall trends
Baccarat does not have any winning strategy for individual hands. This makes it safer to bet on overall trends of the game. Always remember that the chances of the dealer’s hand or the ‘banco’ winning over the player’s hand or ‘punto’ are usually greater.
Some people claim that if either the ‘banco’ or the ‘punto’ hand enjoys more than three wins in a row, it is better to stop betting against it. Some people suggest an entirely opposite strategy, that you should stick to the winning side, till the winning streak comes to a halt. However, the truth is that no one knows what the result of the next game will be.
Managing your bankroll
It is usually a good idea to have at least 50 times the amount of the minimum bet, when you start your gamble. Only when you have the necessary amount in hand should you try a progressive betting system of raising your bets after each win. Although there is no single betting system that can be considered fool proof in the game of Baccarat, there are many ways to manage your bankroll effectively. Depending on how much risk you want to take, you can opt for a bankroll management strategy that will work best for you.