## An Introduction To Baccarat Strategies

Baccarat is a simple table game played with traditional cards. These are dealt out to “the player’ and the dealer himself, “the banker”. The goal of the game is to see who can get their points as close a possible to 9, without going over. Players at the table place bets on either the player, the banker or for a tie. At the start of the game, the dealer will deal out 2 cards. A 3rd card may be requested, but never more. Probably the most famous gambling system for baccarat is the 1-3-2-4 system.

### The 1-3-2-4 System

On 2006, the Fortune Palace devised a system which is great for even-chance bets. These are bets like the 50:50 you get from tossing a coin. More so, it’s particularly suited for baccarat.

### How to use the 1324 system

In this system the sequence of winning bets follows this pattern: 1, 3 , 2 and 4. For example, if your wager wins, then you progress to the next bet in the sequence. If that loses, then you return to the starting point. If you happen to win all four bets and manage to complete the system, then you go back to the start (but you would of made 10 units of profit!). This system is based on the well known, 1-3-2-6. But the newer version has been designed to reduce the variance of the fourth bet. By winning the first 3 bets of a 1-3-2-6, you could gather a profit of 6, but then lose the lot on your forth gamble. In this system, the 1-3-2-5-4 you get to keep 2 units from your previous winnings. We’ve written a simple Guide to Playing Baccarat.

### Watch The House Edge

As you know you can bet on the player or the banker or for a tie. Now if you place a bet on the player and he wins, then the payout will be 1/1 (even-money), so from a \$10 bet you would receive \$20 (you \$10 original bet plus the same amount you won). A winning bet on the banker should pay out even more. But, remember that you must pay a commission of around 5% back to the house. This is how the house maintains it’s edge. As ties are not that common, and pay out at 8:1, it the least likely outcome. So keep in mind that the best bet in baccarat is the banker bet and the worst is the ties bet. If you’re playing real baccarat or “live” streaming baccarat, then you’ll be able to practice counting cards. Just as in blackjack, counting cards does work…but not with online gaming.

### Progressive Betting

As with Roulette, there are a number of well known progressive betting systems that work equally well with baccarat. Essentially, you’re increasing your bets with each round. For example, when using the Martingale system, you double your bets for every loss. This way, when you do win, then the profit is the same as the first wager. Other systems are the Labouchere System, the Paroli System, which work in a similar way. But the main disadvantage of these systems, is that they don’t eliminate the house advantage. Of course you can achieve a number of small profits. And, if you play long enough, one big loss. None of these systems will impact your game. Take care that you don’t start to believe you are onto a winner with any of these methods. Remember that the house has the edge. This means, that if you continue playing long enough, the house will always be the real winner.

### Side Bets In Baccarat Online

Thanks to online baccarat betting, there are now more than ever, a huge number of possibilities available for the gambler. For example, you could bet a “Player Pair” or a “Banker Pair”. This is where the Player and the Banker form a pair ie if the Player gets a King of Clubs and the Banker gets a King of Spades. The “Either Pair Wins” pays out if the first 2 cards on the Player’s and Banker’s hand make a pair. The “Perfect Pair” is where the first 2 cards make a pair in the same suit.The “Big” wins if the total of combined cards to both player and banker make 5-6. The “Small” pays out if the total between the player and the banker equals 4. Check out our guide on the Rules of Baccarat.

### Some points About Playing Baccarat Online

Choose you site carefully. Your personal details and funds are of greatest importance when using an online site. Look for a recommended site that implements proper SSL security and has eCOGRA auditing. Many sites will offer a very generous bonus for the first sign up. But be wary of these, as some are much better than others. many have hoops you ‘ll be needing to jump through before you can claim for funds. Also, some sites don’t actually pay out the bonuses, they have to be completely spent on that site. On the whole, you’re going to be needing a lot of time to be able to play through any welcome bonus. Another useful piece of advice is to go to online sites that offer free baccarat games. This way you can practice without fearing for your bank roll. It’ll allow you to pick up speed and understand the math behind the game and gambling.