Together in answering the question; “What is the easiest game to play in the casino?”, I’m quick to give a long answer. Simple answers not. Although Baccarat is the easiest game to play, it is not the easiest to learn (it may be – I’ll explain later in this article), and it may not be the easiest game to beat (dice game).
Of course, this is a difficult question to answer, and yet easy to answer, as well. Let me explain ….
First, “easy” is a relative term. What is easy for one person can be very difficult for another person. Although I have a book on how to craps for the beginner as well written very easy to make for the professional player, I’ll usually answer this question by explicitly stating – “Baccarat is the easiest game in the entire casino Play “.
“But,” they protest, “It looks like the hardest game to play,” or “it looks so intimidating,” or, “is not that James Bond’s favorite game?”.
Yes, it is all of the 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 ONE decision: Bank or Player!
That’s it … there is no more …. You can of Baccarat ONLY deciding whether on the bench or on the player who bet.
That’s it – you put your coin (s) in the small box or circle on the table with the “bank”, and you bet that the bank will need to win the next round. When you place your bet in the space marked “Player”, you are betting that the “players” will win the next hand.
You really do not have to know (or want) anything else … and to play baccarat!
There are other things to do if you want. I always insist that my students keep a running score (or record) to the results of the use of each hand, my favorite betting strategies for baccarat.
But for those who want more … we will 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 with velvet ropes blocked by tuxedoed dealers of specially assigned waitresses, pit bosses, casino hosts and served covered. They are all there to the Baccarat players lots of free goodies. Usually there is also a buffet spread there for the Baccarat player in the pit. Talk about intimidating! What’s more, there is a $ 100 minimum bet (except in a casino on the Las Vegas Strip) are enforced on the weekends to weekdays and nights, and $ 50. Are you still not quenched? Do not be, this can be a “bargain”.
The other way to play baccarat is in the “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 minima) at 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 handle 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. Blasts each merchant to the mini-tables play by the hands, and you have many to have many hands per hour.
But in the pit, the players on the cards, and believe me, it is an art form, and very interesting to see how they handle the cards. Almost all of them go to turn (and I mean BEND), the up discover each of their two cards – SLOWLY – the markings or spots on the side of their card, and then do the same at the end of her card – then you are not the same ritual to their other card … and their superstitious routines kick in, and throw them, or they can do it in the middle tear (yes, it’s OK in the pit, because the cards are used only once) .. . Or they practice some other rituals to satisfy their superstitions every time. Because of these rituals that are played out each hand, it can be a long, long time to complete the hand so that the number of hands per hour are so low.
The result is amazing: you could spend a lot more of your betting bankroll $ 5 mini table per hour than $ 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 because it is all done for you in this game by the dealers on the mini-tables of the traders in the pit, or. Any other reason, it is complicated – so do not worry – Just play the game!
I have to tell you though, that it, that you can make five bets in baccarat during a particular hand.
1) bank (you are betting that the Bank of winning)
2) Players (you bet that the players always win)
3) binding (you bet, the two will tie or push – no winner)
4) Bank and tie (you bet that the bank to win, but to your bet with a tie bet in the event of a tie hedging)
5) Player and tie (you bet that the players always win, but to your bet with a tie bet in the event of a tie hedging)
These are the five betting options in Baccarat. There are no more betting opportunities – these are the only choice. Note: It is tested a new game on the “Dragon 7”, but 99% of all casinos do not offer these bets, and I will this proposal in another article, the only cover this topic didicated … it is no more – that’s it – NADA!
And without in my strategies …. Let me tell you: (This still) never, never, never, never, never, never bet on a tie! Completely eliminate betting 3, 4, and 5, and you can only bets 1 and 2 …. Bank or players left.
One thing to note: If you are a “bank” bet you pay a commission of 5% to win. There is NO commission on a winning “Player” bet. That’s just 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, Baccarat have to play!
Copyright (c) 2007 Buzz B Berkeley