Baccarat the easiest game in the casino

When answering frequently asked question; “What is the easiest game in the casino? Play”, I’m quick to give a long answer. Simple answers do not work. Although Baccarat is the easiest game to play, it is not the easiest to learn (it may be – I will explain later in this article), and it is not the easiest game to beat (Craps).

Of course, this is a difficult question to answer, and yet very easy to answer as well. Let me explain ….

First, “easy” is a relative term. What is easy for one person may be very difficult for another person. Although I have a book on how to make craps written for the beginner as well as professional players extremely easy, I will usually answer this question by emphatically stating – “Baccarat is the easiest game to complete in the Casino Play “.

“But,” she protested: “It looks like playing the hardest game”, or “it is so intimidating looks,” or, “is not that James Bond’s favorite game?”.

Yes, it is all above …. If you do not “just do it”.

So, let’s take a closer look.

At the simplest level, it’s just a matter of making a decision: Bank or Player!

That’s it … there is no more …. You can only Baccarat decide whether to play live on the bench or on the player.

That’s it – your coin (s) in the small box or circle spot on the table with the words “bank” and you bet that the bank had to win the next hand. If you place your bet in the space marked “Player”, you are betting that the “players” will win the next hand.

You really do not need to know (or do) something else … and you’re playing Baccarat!

There are other things to do if you want. I always insist that my students keep a running score (or record) the results of each hand, to use my favorite betting strategies for baccarat.

But for those who want more … let’s look at other options and nuances of the game.

There are two different tables dealing Baccarat: The Pit and the mini-tables. The pit is filled with velvet ropes cordoned served by tuxedoed dealers, through specially assigned waitresses, pit bosses and casino hosts. They are all there to give the player Baccarat many free extras. Usually there is also a buffet spread there for the Baccarat player in the pit. Talk about intimidating! What is more, there is a $ 100 minimum bet enforced (except in a casino on the Las Vegas Strip) on the weekends, and $ 50 on the week days and nights. Are you discouraged yet? Do not be, this can be a “bargain”.

In the other the opportunity to play baccarat is “mini-tables”. The game is played the same way, but it is in the main casino area, a sit-down, semi-circular table (it looks like a “blackjack” table) and there is only one dealer.

This mini-tables have similar betting areas (Low minimums) to the blackjack tables, depending on the casino, the day of the week, time of day, etc.

The main difference is that the dealer handles all the cards here, while the players have to treat the cards in the pit.

But this is a crucial difference …. is not played in the way the game (they are identical), but in the time it takes to play a hand. The individual traders to the mini tables blasts through the hands, and you have many, many hands play an hour.

But, in the pit, to treat the players, the cards, and believe me, it is an art form, and very interesting to see how they handle the cards. Almost all of them will turn (and I mean BEND) to reveal each of their two cards – SLOWLY – the markings or spots on the side of their card, and then to do the same at the end of their card – then you do the same ritual kick to their other card … and their superstitious routines and they prostrate them up or tear them in half (yes, it is OK in the pit, because the cards are only used once) … OR they practice some other rituals that meet their superstition every time. Because of these rituals, which will be played from each hand, it can take a long, long time to complete the hand, therefore, the number of hands per hour are much lower.

The result is amazing: You could spend a lot more of your betting bankroll to $ 5 mini table per hour than on a $ 50 Pit Table!

For the purposes of this article I will not go into how the game is played. Because … there is no need for you to even consider this because everything is here for you in this game by the dealers to the mini-tables made by traders in the pit, or. For any other reason, it is complicated – so, do not worry about it – just play the game!

I must tell you, however, that there are five bets you make during a particular hand in baccarat.

1) bank (you are betting that the Bank of winning)
2) Player (you bet, the player to win)
3) Tie (you bet that the two binding or push – no winner)
4) Bank and tie (you bet the bank to win, but hedge your bet with a tie bet in the event of a tie)
5) players and tie (you bet that the player always win, but hedge your bet with a tie bet in the event of a tie)

These are the five betting options in Baccarat. There are no more betting options – these are your only choice. NOTE: There is a new game tested, offering a bet on “Dragon 7”, but 99% of all the casinos do not offer, and I will cover this sentence in another article that is only because this topic … didicated not more – this is it – NADA!

And without in my strategies …. Let me tell you this: NEVER NEVER NEVER (there was not?) Never bet on a tie! Completely eliminate betting 3, 4, and 5, and you can only bet 1 and 2 …. Bank or players remain.

One thing to note: If you win a “Bank” bet, you have to pay a commission of 5%. There is no commission on a winning “player” bet. This is simply to even the odds, because there is a “slight” advantage for the “Bank” bet on the “Player” bet.

See? I told you it was easy …. That’s all you need to know, need to play Baccarat!

Copyright (c) 2007 Buzz B Berkeley

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