How can you develop a strategy for a game that you essentially bet on blind and which has a (roughly) 50/50 outcome of success?
That, in essence is the Baccarat quandary and it is one that has puzzled many analysts and casino professionals for many years.
Let’s start with the basic rule for winning Baccarat Strategy:
- Never Bet On The Tie
While you have three choices of bet in the game, Banker Win, Player Win or Tie, the Tie bet has a less than 2% chance of paying off and as such, should immediately be discarded from your strategy. Yes it can happen, but it is not a profitable bet to make regularly.
This essentially means you have a choice; player or banker, so what do you do?
Many baccarat tables have cards that allow you to keep track of winning hands so you can potentially identify patterns. Indeed some strategists claim identifying these patterns can help you win. However, as a strategy they are flawed as they imply these patterns are somewhat predetermined and in a game of random chance, that is simply not true. Patterns happen because of the result, results do not happen because of patterns.