Applying a strategy to your Baccarat game improves your overall winning opportunity. This is possible by covering any losses while still having the added benefit of adding a profit to your balance. Many beginners enter the game by simply wagering on one Player or Banker and end up winning. However, in the long run, your odds of winning are 50% are both betting options offer even money. Strategies apply a betting method to your game. Should a particular event take place such as winning or losing,, the strategy tells you what to do next for the best possible result.
Progressive Baccarat Strategy
The progressive strategy is one of the most popular and oldest systems with games that provide even money, such as Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. The system requires information regarding the table, including the limits such as minimum bet and the highest possible wager allowed by the table. This is important as the lowest bet sets your starting point as a new player, and the maximum bet would indicate how many times you can double up or progress your wager.
Let’s assume the lowest bet on the table is $1.00, which will also represent your starting bet value. Should you win the first hand, simply take the profit and leave the $1 bet on the table. Should you lose, double the bet to $2.00, providing $4 of the hand wins. This will cover the $1.00 bet lost in the round before, return the $2.00 bet placed in the last round, and provide $1.00 in profit. The reason you need to start with the lowest bet is because a few losing hands will result in a much bigger bet as the value is doubled repeatedly. For example, $1.00 would become $2, $4, $8, $16, $32, $64, $128 and so on. However, losing 7 hands repeatedly is unlikely, but still possible. It’s highly recommended to have a higher than usual account balance to ensure all double up bet values are covered.
The final rule of the progressive system is that the same bet needs to be placed until a win happens. For example, should the first bet be placed on Player, do not double up and move to Banker as this could easily result in multiple losing hands, increasing the wager value to massive amounts.
Advanced Progressive Strategy
Using the exact same strategy from above, you can increase the winning values of each round. However, this only works on tables with higher limits and players require a higher account balance. As mentioned above, the regular progressive system only requires you to double the last bet on a losing hand and return to the lowest bet on a winning hand. Here you increase your bet more than just double the amount, increasing the wager along with profits.
The regular system would regular a bet of $1.00 to be increased to $2.00, and $4.00 and so on. This will result in a profit of $1.00 when you win. The advanced progressive system works the same, but instead of just going to $2.00 from $1.00, you would increase to $3.00, then $6.00, and so on. This small increase would result in a profit of $2. Players who use the system include multiple increase levels, though, meaning the more they risk, the higher the profit. For example, they would start with $1, $3 (instead of $2), $6, $14 (instead of $12), $28, $60 (instead of $56). In the example, 6 hands were played. Should the regular system have been used, all the wager values would have been won back, and a $1 profit would have been created. With the system above, a total of $112 would have been wagered by round 6; the winnings would have been $120, giving the player all the wager values back in full along with an $8 wager amount.
However, keeping track of this system would be a bit more difficult in regards to keeping to the correct value. Luckily with online Baccarat, players are able to use programs such as Excel to keep track of these systems, winnings, and how well it all works.