# Baccarat Tips  Fast Track Gambling Tips Series

Baccarat Tips includes how to play, betting and strategies.
Baccarat Tips is a fast track gambling tips lesson for casino games and can be printed for your next casino visit online or off.

Baccarat: Rules of the Game
1) You bet on either of the two hands to win—Banker or Player.

2) Additional wager is the Tie Bet.

3) The house edge is under 1.5% with strategic play.

4) All number cards, 2 through 9, count as their face value or the number of pips on the card.  All 10s and face cards count as 10.  Aces count as 1.

5) No hand can be worth more than 9.

6) To quickly determine the value of a hand greater than 9, simply use the last digit of the total number—e.g., use 9 for 19, 0 for 20 or 7 for 17.

7) An average shoe will deal about 82 hands.

Baccarat Tips: Strategy and Math of the game
8) It is important to remember that no hand is too bad or too good to win initially, because the count can change with the third card, if one is required.

9) One decision: bet Player or Banker hand. You bet on either of the two hands to win.

10) Avoid the Tie Bet as it has a 14% casino advantage.

11) Baccarat Tips: the Banker hand has a slight edge over the Player hand, because of the third card rules.

12) Bank will win 38 times, Player 36 wins, and 8 ties (about every 10th hand).

13) Banker hands win more because the bank stands on a 7, 8 or 9.

14) Alternatively, Player stands on 6, 7, 8 and 9. Bank can draw on a 6 where player cannot.

15) However, the casinos have come up with a solution to this Banker advantage. They charge Players a 5% commission each time they bet on the Banker hand and win.

16) Card-counting basics are as follows: Cards more favorable  to the Banker hand are 9-8-10-J-Q-K. In order of strength,

17)  4-3-2-5 are Player favorable cards.

18) Ace, 6 and 8 are neutral; no favor for either hand.

19) Bet Player when there is a higher ratio of twos through fives in the deck.

20) Bet Banker when there is a higher ratio of high cards in the deck.

## Tips, Terms & Wins

Chemin De Fer:
You cannot bet on banker or player, you must be one or the other; therefore, the casino has no direct involvement in the game.
6) The bettors wager amongst themselves, similar to US poker.