Baccarat Strategy: Minimizing the Casino Edge

Because Baccarat is a game of chance, their is no winning baccarat system. So, if someone is telling you otherwise, don’t believe them, they are not telling the truth.
The reason therefore is that the house always has an edge in baccarat, no matter what bet you are taking. But, you can minimize this edge by taking only bets in which the house has the lowest edge possible.

The following odds apply to the game of Baccarat:

  • Betting on the Bank wins 45.86% of the times, giving the house an edge of 1.06% using a 5% commission.
  • Betting on the Player wins 44.62% of the times, giving the house an edge of 1.24%.
  • Betting on Tie wins 9.52% of the times, giving the house an edge of 14.36% when using 8 to 1 payouts. Should the payout be at 9 to 1, which happens at some casinos, the house edge is 4.8%.

As you can see from the odds, the house has the lowest edge when the player bets on the Bank, eventhough the player will have to pay a commission on each hand that is won when betting on the Bank. Therefore, the proper strategy to minimize the edge of the house when playing baccarat is to bet on the Bank each and every time.

I’m saying that you should bet on the Bank each and every time because in baccarat, what happened in the last hand or before that, has no influence on what is going to happen in the future. Should the player have won the last 9 hands, the player will again have a 44.62% chance of winning the tenth hand (same chance as if the player would have lost the last 9 hands). Therefore, there is no sense in taking notes on what has happened historically in the game, as it simply has no influence on future outcomes.

When choosing an online casino, a baccarat player shouldn’t tend to any particular software, as all software providers offer the same baccarat rules. Therefore, we recommend trying several online casinos (using different online gambling softwares), so you can find out for yourself, which software you like the most.

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