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Baccarat is an elegant casino game often played by the richest of the high-rollers, and was often James Bond's card game of choice. It's an extremely dramatic game that involves placing blind bets on one of two outcomes, the Banker having the higher hand, or the Player. It takes some serious guts to play Baccarat, but you can learn the rules quite quickly and learn to start making smart, safe bets that'll have you ruling the table. See Step 1 for more information.

Part 1 - Learning The Rules

1. Understand how the cards are dealt. In Baccarat, two hands are dealt of two cards each, from a shoe, usually filled with eight decks of cards. One hand is called the Player hand and one hand is called the Banker hand. Any number of players can bet on the outcome of each hand, choosing either to bet that the Player hand or the Banker hand will be closer to nine.

- The deal passes clockwise around the table between the betting parties, though players can elect to pass the shoe. The player dealing will deal out two cards and pass them to the table banker, usually a casino representative who is in charge of the chips. The first hand dealt is usually the Player hand and the second hand is usually the Banker hand.
- Sometimes, when the shoe is shuffled, the first card turned over will reveal how many cards the dealer should "burn" (toss away) in between deals for each hand. So, if the first card over is the 2 of Hearts, the dealer will burn two cards between each hand until the shoe is reshuffled.

2. Learn how the cards are scored. Basically, the card values are added together to result in a score for each hand between 0 and 9. Suit is ignored. Face cards are each worth 10, Aces are worth 1, and all cards 2-9 are worth their face value. When the cards are added together, the digits in the tens places are dropped, making the ones place digit the score. In other words, face cards are essentially worth zero.

- Say the Player hand reads 5 and 7. Since the sum of the cards is 12, the value of the hand 2. It's impossible to "bust" or go over in Baccarat, like in Blackjack, though hits are guided by a particular set of rules.
- In the event of a tie, the hand is passed and the bets are returned and the hand is redealt.

3. Understand how hits work for the Player. A third card will be drawn for the Player hand and the Banker hand under the following conditions:

- If either hand reads 8 or 9, both hands must stand. This rule overrides any other guidelines for hits.
- If the Player hand reads 5 or less, the Player takes a hit. The Player card will be hit first in the rotation.

**4. ****Learn when the Banker takes a hit.** If the Player stands (because the hand reads 6 or higher), the Banker takes a hit on hands that read 5 or less. If the Player hits, it depends on the value of the Player's hit card and the Banker's score.

- If the Player’s third card is 9, 10, face-card or Ace, the Banker draws when he has a 0-3, and stays with a 4-7.
- If the Player’s third card is 8, the Banker draws when he has a 0-2, and stays with a 3-7.
- If the Player’s third card is 6 or 7, the Banker draws when he has a 0-6, and stays with a 7.
- If the Player’s third card is 4 or 5, the Banker draws when he has a 0-5, and stays with a 6-7.
- If the Player’s third card is 2 or 3, the Banker draws when he has a 0-4, and stays with a 5-7.
- At most casinos, the Banker at the table will call for extra cards according to these rules. Much like roulette, the only decision you've got to make in a game of Baccarat is whether or not you bet on the Banker or the Player, then the cards are controlled by the dealer and the table banker. It's good to know these rules, but not essential to play.

Part 2 - Making Smart Bets

**1.** **Learn the odds.** Playing Baccarat is a lot like a super-sophisticated and classy version of betting on coin tosses. You're betting blind, essentially, deciding to put a sum of money on either the Banker hand or the Player hand before the cards have been dealt. It's part of what makes the game exciting, dramatic, and unpredictable. You can't really sway the cards with strategy, which makes the game popular among high-rollers.

- Practically-speaking, the odds favor the house but only slightly in an 8-deck shoe: 1.06% on the banker bet, 1.24% on the player bet.

2. Keep track of your wins. Often, casinos will provide players with a scorecard to keep track of their wins on particular hands. Since the game exists over many hands, learning to develop a strategy of betting and alternate between a pattern and breaking your own pattern is a good way to win money in the long haul.

- Mark whether or not you bet Banker or Player and place a check mark next to your correct calls. Watch for patterns to develop. Follow them. Feel the board and the way the game seems to be swinging and place your bets accordingly.
- To maximize fun while minimizing your risk of losing big, bet the lowest possible sums of your money.

3. **Bet runs.** Betting Baccarat is much more instinct than science. Traditional wisdom, especially in online Baccarat, suggests that you shouldn't break a run. In other words, if you're betting Player and the Player continues winning, don't start betting Banker. Stick with a strategy and bet consistently. If the pattern switches, switch. If you make a few hasty switches, try to stick it out. Learn to adapt to the flow of the game and stay in it for the long run.

- Baccarat isn't typically a game that people only play for a few hands and move elsewhere. Baccarat is typically a game played by big betters with particularly high table minimums, who'll play for several hours, letting lots of money change hands. Often, the game is even roped off from the rest of the casino. Bring as much money as you can safely, comfortably afford to lose and plan on investing enough time and money into the game to make it worthwhile.

4. **When in doubt, bet on the Banker.** Traditionally, it's customary for the player dealing to always bet Banker and to continue dealing until the Banker loses. Even if you're not dealing, however, it's usually the safest bet to go with the house odds and bet for the banker. While there's no strategy to the card-play itself between the Banker hand and the Player hand, there's still a slight numbers advantage that can work in your favor.

5. **Calculate how much money you are willing to lose.** A lot of money can change hands very quickly in Baccarat. Decide on a set amount you're willing to play to win and get out while you're ahead. Like any game of chance, it's difficult to ride a successful streak for very long, so make your money and get away clean.

- Again, often the table will enforce betting minimums and often those betting minimums are quite high for Baccarat. Check out the game and understand the specific house rules before you sit down and play your chips.

6. **Go with your gut feeling.** In Baccarat, the science only goes so far. You can't read the hand, so feel free to play as superstitiously as you want, as loose as you want, and have fun. Like craps, the guy who wanders into the game for the first time and doesn't know what he's doing typically has the most fun and wins the most money. The seasoned vet grimly placing bets and over-thinking it is the one doing all the losing.

*GOOD LUCK!*

Dating back hundreds of years, roulette is one of the oldest gambling games. While the game is based on chance, strict probabilities are at the core of the game's spinning wheel. There are ways of playing the game wisely and minimizing your losses, but the game is structured to give the house an edge. With that in mind, be cautious about strategies that make unrealistic guarantees. Remember to gamble responsibly, if you're making wagers, and have fun trying your luck on the wheel!

Method 1 - Placing Inside And Outside Bets

**1.**** ****Practice playing at a free table before placing actual bets.** See if the casino has a free table, purchase one to play at home, or play on one online just to get a feel for the game. This will introduce you to the various bets involved in roulette. You can make several types of wagers on a roulette table, which is basically a 3-column chart that lists the 36 numbers on the wheel. The types of wagers are grouped into 2 categories:

**Inside bets**are wagers placed on specific numbers on the table. If you bet $1 on a number and the ball lands on that number, you win a 35:1 payout, or $35 plus your original $1 bet. You can also split your bet between up to 6 numbers that are next to each other on the table.**Outside bets**, such as even/odd and red/black, are lower risk, but the payout is only 2:1 or 1:1. There are blocks labeled with various bets on the table outside of the chart of numbers. This is why they're called outside bets, while wagers placed on the numbers are called inside bets.

**2.** **Make outside bets for better odds of winning.** As long as you make the table minimum for each individual bet, you can make multiple outside bets to increase your odds of a payout. For instance, if you wager $1 on even and $1 on black, you’ll win a $2 payout if the ball lands on black 10, and you’ll break even if it lands on red 16. Along with even/odd and red/black, which offer payouts of 1:1, outside bets include:

**High/low:**Wagering that the ball will land on 1 through 18 or 19 through 36; the payout is 1:1.**Dozens:**Betting that the ball will land on 1 through 12, 13 through 24, or 25 through 36. The payout is 2:1.**Columns:**Betting the ball will land on a number within one of the table’s 3 columns; the payout is 2:1.

3. **Bet on the inside in moderation to increase your payout.** Though they have the highest payout, straight bets on a single number are risky. The odds of the ball landing on the exact number you chose is 1 in 37 (2.7%) for European wheels and 1 in 38 (2.63%) for American wheels. In addition to making a straight bet on a single number, you can also divide the odds between multiple numbers.

- The payout decreases with the more numbers you split. A straight bet (1 number) yields a 35:1 payout, while a 6 line bet offers a 5:1 payout.
- When you split your wager, the numbers must occur next to each other on the roulette board within a 12-cell block. The exception is a 4 corners bet, in which you wager on the corner numbers of one of the table’s blocks.

**4.** **Observe the wheel, note people's wagers, and look for trends.** Watch the croupier, or the casino roulette worker, spin the wheel and release the ball, observe the ball as it spins around the rim, and study other people’s wagers. Check for wheel biases, or numbers or sections where the ball repeatedly lands.

- If people making wagers spin the wheel on their own, give it a spin yourself to get a feel for how fast it moves.

Method 2 - Minimizing Your Losses

1. **Stick to your profit goal and loss limit.** When it comes to roulette and any other gambling game, you should only bet an amount that you know you can afford to lose. Once you've decided how much money you're willing to lose, stick to that amount and don't be tempted to bet any more. Things can get out of hand quickly, especially with a game that goes so fast.

- Additionally, don’t get too ambitious when it comes to profiting off of a roulette table. Set a low profit goal, such as 5% of your total wagers.
- To avoid temptation, limit the amount of alcohol you consume, write your maximum acceptable losses on a piece of paper to hold yourself more accountable, and ask a friend to keep tabs on you.

**2. Decrease your bets over time to protect your profits.** If you start off betting $100 and end up with $150, withdraw your profit ($50) instead of adding it to the next wager. Continue playing with the same $100 to limit your maximum loss to $50.

- The more you win and withdraw your money, the more likely it is that you’ll at least break even.

**3. Remember that the house always has an advantage.** Since the maximum payout is 35:1 instead of 37:1 or 38:1, the house always has an edge. Additionally, recall that there's a 0 pocket in European wheels and an extra 00 pocket on American wheels. This means that, even if you pick a “safe” red/black or high/low bet, you still have less than a 50% chance of winning, since 0 and 00 are green (not red or black) and don't count as low in a high/low bet.

- Suppose you bet $1 on the same number on a European wheel 37 times. If the odds play out, you’ll lose 36 times and you’ll land on that number once. You’ll end up losing $36, but you’ll only make $35 in winnings, so your net gain is -1. This gives you a house edge of -2.7% (-1 ÷ 37 = -0.027) .
- Similarly, since there are 36 numbers and a 0 pocket on a European wheel, you have a 51.35% chance of losing if you bet on black. Say you bet $1 on black for 37 spins; if the odds play out, you’ll win $18 and lose $19. Again, you have a profit ratio of -1 to 37, or -2.7%.
- This means that, no matter which type of bet you place, you're more likely to end up losing money to the house because of how the game is structured.

**4. Play on European wheels instead of American wheels when possible.** The American Roulette wheel has an extra slot, 00, which decreases the odds of winning. One pocket may not seem like a big deal, but the impact on probability is drastic. On an American wheel, the house advantage is twice that of a European wheel, which means you could lose money twice as fast.

- Recall that, on a European wheel, the house edge is 2.7%. If you bet $1 on the same number for 37 spins and the odds play out, you’ll end up with a net profit of -$1 ($35 in winnings and $36 in losses).
- On an American wheel, if you bet $1 on the same number for 38 spins (accounting for the extra pocket), you’ll end up with $35 in winnings and $37 in losses, or a net profit of -2. That gives you a house edge of -5.26% (-2 ÷ 38 = -0.0526), which is twice that of a European wheel's -2.7% edge.

**5. Keep in mind probability is a trend with no short-term guarantees.** The real trick to roulette is to get lucky, then quit while you’re ahead. Every spin has a 1 in 37 (for European) or 1 in 38 (for American) chance of landing in a given pocket. Each spin is an individual trial with its own odds but, the longer you play, the more likely it is that you’ll fall into the probabilities that structure roulette.

- Over the course of a few spins, there’s no guarantee that one spin will be red and the next will be black. The ball could land on a black pocket 5 times in a row despite the roughly 50:50 odds of landing on red or black.
- For another example, try flipping a coin. If you flip it 3 times, you may very well land on heads 3 times in a row. However, if you flip it 100 times, it’s more likely that you’ll flip heads and tails around 50 times each.

Method 3 - Using Common Betting Strategies

1. **Try your hand at guessing the ball’s bounce.** As the ball spins in the rim around the wheel, notice when it moves past a fixed point, such as the wheel's 0 pocket. Try to guess when the ball will slow down, fall from the rim, and start bouncing off of the deflectors that divide the wheel’s pockets. It’s difficult but, with practice, you may be able to guess which section of the wheel the ball will land after it stops bouncing.

- If you can guess before the croupier, or the casino worker, calls last bets, you can wager on the section of the wheel where you think the ball will land.
- Recall that it’s easier to predict where the ball will land if the wheel is tilted. If there’s a slight tilt, the ball is more likely to land on the side opposite where the croupier released it into the spinning wheel.

**2. Take advantage of La Partage and En Prison rules on a European wheel.** Generally,

- Let's say you bet $10 on black. If the ball lands on zero, the house keeps $5 and gives you back $5. It’s not a win, but it's better than losing the entire $10 bet.
*En Prison*works similarly. Suppose you bet $10 on black and the ball lands on 0. The house keeps your $10 and spins again. If the ball lands on black, you get your $10 back. You don't win anything, but you don't lose your $10!

**3. Go with the Fibonacci System for a low-risk, low-reward strategy.** In this system, you place wagers only on the roughly 50/50 bets (such as odd/even), and you base your wagers on the Fibonacci numbers. If you lose in the first round, make your next wager the next number in the Fibonacci sequence in the second round. Keep advancing a number in the sequence until you win then, when you do win, go back 2 numbers in the sequence.

- The Fibonacci numbers are a sequence in which a number is equal to the sum of the 2 numbers before it. The first part of the sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, and 89. To figure out what comes next, just add the last 2 numbers in the sequence: 55 + 89 = 144.
- Suppose you start with a $1 wager and lose 4 times in a row. So far, you’ve lost a total of $7 ($1 + $1 + $2 + $3 = $7). You win when you wager $5, so you get the original $5 bet back plus the $5 payout. Then, you'd count back 2 steps in the sequence from 5 and wager $2 in the next round. Lowering your wager every time you win helps protect your profits.
- The Fibonacci strategy is a pretty safe strategy, but low risk means low profits. Additionally, remember that house always has an edge of 2.7% (for a European wheel) or 5.3% (for an American wheel), and no mathematical system or betting strategy can defeat that.

**4. Use the James Bond Strategy no more than once or twice.** This system involves dividing your wager between high numbers, a 6 line bet, and 0. For instance, if you’re betting $200 total, you’d wager $140 on the high numbers (19-36), $50 on the numbers 13-18, and $10 on zero. This increases your likelihood of winning by spreading out your bets.

- This strategy is based on a $200 total wager; keep your proportions if your making a wager other than $200. For instance, divide a $20 bet in to $14, $5 and $1 wagers. If you're betting $40 total, make divided wagers of $28, $10, and $2 (20 x 2 = 40, so multiply the divided bets by 2).
- If the number is between 19 and 36, you will have an $80 profit; if the number is between 13 and 18, you will have a $100 profit, and if the number is zero, then you will have a $160 profit.
- No strategy is foolproof. Since odds tend to even out over time, the house still has an edge. Even if you place bets on half the board, you’re still more likely to lose money over time.
- Additionally, there’s no guarantee that the ball won’t land on a number between 1 and 12 several times in a row. Suppose that happens for the first 5 spins. If you wagered $200 per spin, you just lost a quick $1000!

**5. Steer clear of the high-risk Martingale Strategy.** For this strategy, you start by wagering the table minimum on a 50/50 outside bet. You keep betting that amount until you lose. When that happens, you double your bet for the next spin and keep doubling your bet until you win. While doubling your bet may help you recover the money you lost, it’s an extremely risky strategy.

- Say you bet $10 on red and lost. You’d bet $20 in the next round and, if you win, you’d more than make up for your $10 loss in the previous round. The problem with this strategy is that a losing streak could quickly leave you bankrupt.
- In a series of 4 spins, there’s no guarantee that the ball will land on red twice and black twice, even if the odds are roughly 50/50. You could bet on red 4 spins in a row and the ball could land on black each time.
- Suppose you bet $10, lose 4 times in a row, and double your bets each spin to $20, $40, and $80. If you have only $150 to spend, you’ll have blown through your entire bankroll before you have a chance to recover your losses.

How to play Blackjack

When gambling, luck shines on only a few people. Blackjack, however, is one of the only casino games where you as a player have a fair shot against the house. This is because blackjack depends on strategizing based on probability instead of pure luck. To increase your chances of winning at blackjack, first learn the basic strategies of playing your cards wisely and then master a card counting

Part 1 - Learning From Scratch

**1. ****Memorize the basic terms of the game.** The game itself is simple enough to figure out. Every player knows they need to get to 21 to beat the dealer. However, many players don’t understand the terms used beyond hitting to get another card or staying to end their term. Before you play, know about asking to double down, split your hand, or surrender your hand so you can incorporate these into your betting strategies and give yourself the best chance of winning.

- When you choose to double down, you double your bet and receive only one more card.
- When you have two of the same card, such as a pair of twos, you can split them and play them as two hands with two separate bets.
- Very few casinos allow you to surrender your hand. When you have a bad hand, you can surrender and save half your bet.

**2. Mitigate the house advantage.** The dealer gains an advantage because the player must act first without knowing what the hole card, the face-down card, is. Also, once you go over 21, or bust, you lose even if the dealer busts as well. Once you understand this, you’ll realize that winning depends upon reacting to the cards you have as well as those other players and the dealer show on the table in order to predict what card the dealer has face-down.

**3.** **Study basic blackjack strategy.** Because blackjack is a game of probabilities compared to other casino games, you will be a stronger player by learning how to play certain hands. For example, do you hit on your 16 when the dealer has a ten? Do you split your eights? Study a chart to determine which choice you should make depending on what cards you have and what card the dealer shows.

- At first you’ll find it hard to remember how to act during various in-game scenarios, but the more you play, the more you’ll learn how to play your hand by instinct.

**4. Find out the table’s game rules before you start playing.** Different casinos or blackjack games feature different rules. Many games use multiple decks of cards in order to discourage card counting, throwing off your ability to track your odds of winning. Most games of blackjack require the dealer to stop at 17, even if this means the dealer loses, but the rules may allow for the dealer to hit on a soft 17, which is a 17 made with an ace (the ace can be a one or an 11).

- A game that makes it harder for you to win in the long term, such as one that allows the dealer to hit on a soft 17, should be avoided.
- Avoid continuous shuffle machines when playing in person. These machines make keeping track of possible cards you and the dealer can draw an impossibility.

**5. Check the table’s blackjack rules.** Before you start playing at a table, it’s important to find out how you will be paid for a blackjack. If you get a natural blackjack, a 21 on the first two cards dealt to you, a table may pay you 3:2, which is $3 for every $2 wagered. Others will pay you less, such as 6:5, and should be avoided.

- 6:5 odds are worse for you than 3:2. Consider that if you bet and win twice on the first odds, you’ll bet ten units to win 12 units. 12 units on the second odds makes for four bets totalling eight units bet to win 12 units.

**6. Formulate your betting strategy.** In an average game, it’s best to be consistent or, at most, increase your bet by one dollar or other unit of measurement until you win. Remember that there is no such thing as being due for a win or hot and cold decks. Any such pattern you perceive will disappear over time because the game is based on chance and probability. Instead, try betting low after a loss or deck shuffle and increase your bet a little when you perceive the odds are in your favor.

**7. Increase your bet when the odds are in your favor.** Many high cards in the deck work better for you since they always amount to ten and help you get more blackjacks. The more you play, the more you’ll gain a sense of how many helpful cards remain in the deck and how to proceed with the hand you have. Once you have a grasp of your odds of winning, you can more aggressively bet on good hands.

**8. Resist buying insurance.** The dealer will give you an option to buy protection in case the dealer has a blackjack. This means you in essence make a side bet that the dealer will have blackjack. If the dealer does have blackjack, you will win your side bet but lose your original bet. This may get you back some money in the short-term, but long-term the bet makes the casino money.

- Beginner players have no way of knowing if the dealer has a card worth ten points face-down under an ace. Card counters however have a better idea and can use their information to make money on this bet.

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