Four Tips for a Winning Baccarat Strategy
Finally, The New Baccarat has landed at Bodog Casino. If you haven’t tried the modernized version of this famous table game, you need to give it a shot; the graphics are clean and simple, there’s a player tutorial built into the game, and just like Classic Baccarat, you’re looking at one of the lowest house edges at the casino. That’s if you play your cards right, of course. Here are four tips to point you in the right direction.
Bankroll Management Comes First
Anytime you step into a casino, live or online, you should have a plan for your money. How long of a session do you want to play? How high do the stakes have to be? Once you’ve answered these questions, take your Baccarat bankroll and divide it into however many betting units you need to meet your targets, given average luck. Don’t bet bigger to chase losses, and don’t bet bigger just because you’re winning.
Avoid Progressive Betting Systems
Since most bets in Baccarat pay out at even money, many players try to use the same betting systems they’ve tried with the roulette wheel, including the infamous Martingale, where you double your bet after each loss. Don’t fall into this trap. Stick with one unit per bet; your chances of winning the next hand won’t increase after you lose, but your chances of quickly going busto certainly will if you keep pumping up your bet size.
Bet on the Banker
In the punto banco version of Baccarat, there are three different bets you can make: on the Player (punto), the Banker (banco), or a Tie. The Banker has the lowest house edge of the three at 1.06% when using a six-deck shoe. The Player bet has an edge of 1.24%, and the Tie, which pays 9:1 at Bodog Casino, is 4.85%. Watch out for other casinos, especially live, where the Tie only pays 8:1 for a massive house edge of 14.4%.
Collect Your Points
Baccarat already has a very low house edge, but you can whittle it down even further by making sure you’re collecting all your Bodog Casino Rewards. That includes the Casino Points you earn for playing Baccarat, plus the sign-up bonuses and other promotions that come down the wire. Keep an eye out for these promotions, and don’t forget about the exclusive 94 Club for our Most Valuable Players.