Today baccarat is a confident candidate for becoming the most popular game in the whole world. Very often it is played at online casinos, but still some players are not familiar with that game. Novice baccarat gamers might have some questions and experience difficulties finding answers. We'll try to explain the key moments and probably give recommendations that would positively affect your game.
We would like to say that no betting system for any game can give you 100% guarantee that you'll win, and can't decrease casino edge. While choosing a game, some gamblers think of preferring another gambling activity to baccarat, since card counting doesn't work with it, and as was already mentioned, strategies don't bring any significant benefit.
Advantage of baccarat over other products is, first of all, a minimum house edge. There are three types of stakes, and at least two of them do not give players an edge, but allow them to play on equal terms with online casinos.
Today online casinos usually offer a gambler to choose from several baccarat types. The differences are, first of all, in different number of decks, and for us the lowest number of decks used in a game would be better.
Numbers speak for themselves. While playing with 8 decks, chances of winning by betting on the banker are 45.86%; by betting on the player they are 44.62%; and as a result 9.52% is the chance of winning with a tie wager. In case six decks are used in baccarat, the numbers are slightly different. Bet on the banker will give you 45.87% probability of winning; stake on the player will bring you 44.63%; and a tie bet gives 9.51%.
It seems that the differences aren't significant. But if you approach this question of casino edge from the mathematical point of view, then the edge would be 1.06% with 8 decks and 1.05% with 6 decks. If you, for some reason, want to wager on the gambler or place tie bets despite our warnings, then playing with 8 decks would be good for you.
Novice player, who have already played roulette or let's say blackjack, would be surprised with the commission taken from the winnings. Traditionally the size of the commission is 5%. But sometimes online casinos take 4% to make it more attractive for gamblers. If you see online casino with such commission size, it's definitely worth accepting the offer.