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Bad Odds: Bets Never to Make While Playing at the Casino

Among all the skills needed to get the most out of casino games online and offline, one of the most important for casino players is choosing your wagers wisely.

And an important part of choosing your wagers wisely is knowing which bets never to make.

Sometimes that means avoiding bets with extraordinarily high house edges. Sometimes it means skipping a bet because a better option is available that accomplishes the same thing with a lower house edge.

John Grochowski
August 6, 2018

The Best 3 Baccarat Strategies

Baccarat is a betting game best played using a strategy. There’re many Baccarat strategies to choose from. But if you were to ask me for my top three, I would have to choose Baccarat strategies that are:

  • Logical.
  • Easy to understand
  • Have the best possible chances of reducing the casinos house edge; meaning you have a strong likelihood of winning.

The whole concept of how to play Baccarat requires a strategy to be applied to the game. 

Stephen R. Tabone
March 13, 2018

4 Baccarat Trends for Online & Live Baccarat

Regular players will identify with that exciting buzz we feel when joining a live Baccarat table. We look at the dealer and think about a winning method we could put into action.

We’re aware not every single outcome we bet on can win thus we instinctively know we need to use a Baccarat strategy that’ll give us the best possible chance of trying to win more than we stand to lose.

Stephen R. Tabone
February 22, 2018

Dragon 7 and Panda 8 Known Card Play at Baccarat

One of the most persistent and powerful methods used to beat baccarat has been to use the knowledge of the rank of exactly one card in the shoe, (see this post). A "known-card" AP patiently counts down the shoe until their card reaches the window where it is eligible to be dealt in the following round, that is, the card is one of the next six in the shoe.

Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
February 13, 2017

Edge Sorting in Baccarat, Update #1

Edge sorting in baccarat takes place when the player can observe the back of one or more cards before making his wager (see this post or this video for an introduction). If the player is able to sort the cards, then this knowledge allows the player to gain an edge. As I showed in this post, the ability to see one sorted card allows the player to gain an edge of 6.765% over the house.

Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
June 13, 2013

3 Baccarat Strategies that You Don't Want to Try

For a table game to be successful in a casino, the player must feel as though he has some control. Unlike pushing a button on a slot, every successful table game involves a choice or consequential action. In roulette, the player chooses his numbers and the amount he will wager on each. In craps, the player gets to throw the dice. In blackjack, the player makes strategic decisions. And in the game of baccarat, the player gets to choose between Player, Banker and Tie.

Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
July 18, 2017

6 Games You Can Win at the Casino

  • During seminars and general interactions I am constantly being asked how to win at the casino what are the casino games that can be beaten.
  • Believe it or not, the answer is that every game can be vulnerable to a skilled practitioner of advantage play.
  • Here we are going to take a look at 6 games and how you can attack them in a way that will give you the best chance to acctually win at the casino. They are:

The casino games that any player can beat are:

Nicholas Colon
March 28, 2017

Card Counting the Knockout Baccarat Side Bet

Baccarat side bets that consist of a group of related wagers have a history of big game protection problems. A team of card counters targets the side bet by dividing up the individual wagers among their group. When a team member wagers on his particular side bet, the rest of the team follows by betting on the same side bet. In this way, each member of the team gets the full effect as-if they were counting every side bet on the layout.

Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
January 15, 2017