Mastering Baccarat

No matter how many times I conduct causal polls in casinos around the United States, there is one trend that keeps popping up. Actually, there are a number of trends, but for the purposes of this article I will restrict my focus to just one. Specifically, I am talking about the way stateside gamblers think of the game of Baccarat. You’d be amazed how much uniformity there is on this matter.

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Stretching Your Baccarat Budget

Baccarat, once believed to be a James Bond, martini sipping, glitzy, posh game played only in places like Monte Carlo, has come into its own and why not? Baccarat is a fun, easy to play, sit back and watch, low risk table game with some of the best odds in the casino. Stretching the Baccarat budget is relatively a three-fold process involving: knowing the rules of the game, incorporating betting…

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Rules Of Baccarat

This table sums up the rules governing the player and the dealer in Baccarat: The history of baccarat is steeped in myth and mystery, but the modern day game follows some simple rules which are easy to understand and quick to learn. The decision to stand or draw is based upon the cards already dealt, for both the player and the dealer. Player Rules Card Action 10, J, Q, K…

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How To Play Baccarat

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Play begins with both player and banker getting two cards dealt face down each. The next move depends on the cards in the hands. Should the player or banker have cards totaling 8 or 9, they turn the cards over immediately. If someone does this the other players must turn over as well. If you are playing on the web, baccarat cards are always face up. The 9 value wins…

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Money Management in Baccarat

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Learning money management in baccarat can help you turn the money you risk while gambling into prudent investment. No doubt that you will lose some money to the casino as all casino games have a house edge, but in the long run managing your bankroll well can help you minimize your losses and maximize your gains.

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Baccarat Betting

Baccarat has great odds for the player. When the player’s betting, the house has only a small edge, and by using free betting offers, the player can give himself an excellent chance of making a profit. To balance this out, the house takes a commission, usually 5 percent, on winning bank bets. The bets are always made before any of the cards have been dealt. The banker plays against only one player at a time. Even so, everyone present can bet on each hand.

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Baccarat in Different Countries

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The game of baccarat has earned tremendous popularity with card lovers across the globe. As the game reached different corners of the world, it manifested into different varieties and gathered different styles of play. Although some of the baccarat rules changed and the game was christened with new names, the primary objective remained the same – to bet on the hand, which values closest to nine. In France, the most…

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Baccarat Characters

I always have a laugh at some of the characters that you find in the casino at a baccarat table. Sometimes you get that special someone who decides they have to be different. Whether it be the hat, shoes or a special style they have chosen. But heh its all about fun and entertainment so why not?? Get out there and make a special effort sometimes, blow them away!! You…

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Baccarat Intimidation? Try Mini-Baccarat

Because baccarat has this mystique of being the casino game of the rich and famous, many people feel intimidated by the baccarat tables in a casino. But in reality it is just another casino game. My advice to those that want to start playing baccarat but are not too sure of how to break into the game, would be to start with the mini-baccarat tables. The tables are designed to…

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Pattern spotting in Baccarat

If you are a newcomer to playing baccarat in the casino then you probably wonder why some baccarat players keep a record of all the results of each hand. The answer is that they are pattern spotting. So the next question you will ask is, “Does pattern spotting in Baccarat help me win?” If you are superstitious then maybe. But there is no reason why a properly shuffled deck of…

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History of Baccarat

Both the Italian and French meaning for the word baccarat is ‘zero’ in English and has generated much controversy on its origins, with each country wanting to claim the name as their own. The history of baccarat too is steeped in myth and mystery and follows some baccarat rules. On version believes that the game was first invented by an Italian gambler Felix Falguierein in the Middle Ages and was…

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Baccarat for Blackjack Players

A Guide for Blackjack Players Who Want to Learn Baccarat If you enjoy Blackjack then you might also enjoy the game of Baccarat. Both of these card games have an objective of building a hand that is worth a certain value. In the game of Blackjack the goal value is 21, and in the game of Baccarat the goal value is nine. If you would like to learn how to…

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