Other than just being the game that Ian Fleming used as the backdrop for the first ever book he wrote that featured the now-legendary British spy, James Bond, (switched to poker in the newer vision featuring Daniel Craig) baccarat has always been sought after by casino lovers starting from the beginning of the last century when the game gained notoriety through the Wild West casinos and gaming halls.
But, before I continue, I have to warn you. Beware of the many frauds online and offline that promise you that their system will break the casino. Don’t purchase any of these books or online manuals. Even if you use the Martingale system, you will crash as soon as you reach the highest amount of money you can place as allowed by the casino. Likewise, don’t count cards as well.
Baccarat is a game based on luck. Neither can its outcome be predicted nor can you calculate odds of receiving a certain card. So, just give up on these types of tactics. They are doomed to land you in hot water.
So, should I just give up and leave the outcome to chance?
You can, but why should you not try and improve your chances by practicing some of the easy to pick up tips mentioned here? At least, try them out before you decide.
1) Look out for the baccarat table that uses the least amount of card decks.
Because a large amount of card decks means that your chances drop, it is advisable to try and locate the table that uses as little decks as possible. Ask around. But, if you can find one that plays with only one deck, watch it. Usually, casinos reserve this baccarat table for the high-rollers.
2) Bet on the banker.
Many baccarat enthusiasts play around with this bet but don’t stick to it. If you want to come out on top at the end of the game, go ahead and bet with the banker always. You will lose sometimes, but when the game concludes, your cash total will be higher than those who didn’t bet with the banker.
3) Before you sit down, calculate exactly what amount you can lose without causing damage.
This tip refers to any type of wagering you wish to conduct and wherever you wish to do it. Many players tend to stretch the pre-set limit and then lose more than what they could afford. Even while playing this tends to interfere too much with your calculations and then you make mistakes just because you are thinking of the money instead of the cards.
4) Observe the baccarat table.
Never start playing as soon as you enter a casino. Relax. Drink a cold drink. Look around. Then, after picking a baccarat table, stand to the side and observe how the game is being played and how the different players are placing their individual bets. Once you feel relaxed enough and once you are well aware of how each baccarat player bets, take your seat. Remember. Start slow.
5) Learn control.
Even before you pick a table, you must sort out exactly the amount of money you are going to bet with. Set this figure by judging how much cash you can lose without becoming too nervous. If you lose more than you had decided on, quit. Every game you play after you cross that sum will be risky because your mind won’t forget that you are wagering with money you cannot afford to lose.
6) Pick the baccarat game that suits your skills.
You only know how good you are at playing baccarat. This is not the time to feel you are stronger than you really are. The difference in what you think you are and what you really are will be the result of your baccarat playing at that table. So, judge wisely and don’t try and show off.
Baccarat is a game that is under-rated. But, you should try it out. Unlike poker and blackjack, it is much easier to make a profit playing this card game than any other card game you can play at a casino. And once you practice the tips I have mentioned above, your profits will increase even more.