Baccarat Drawing Rules

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Baccarat is a very simple game to play with no decisions made after a bet is placed. The rules are automatic. It means that the Dealer at the table acts according to these rules without consulting players.
The highest total any baccarat hand can have is nine. A two-card total of nine is called a "natural" and cannot lose. An eight is the second-best hand and is also called a natural. If both player and bank are dealt identical hands, it is a standoff (a tie) and neither bank nor player wins.
The dealer gives two cards each to the player and the banker.


  • If either the player or the banker has a total of an 8 or a 9 they both stand. There is no exceptions and this rule overrides all other rules.
  • If the player has total of 6 or 7, the player stands.
  • If the player stands, the banker hits on a total of 5 or less.
  • If the player has total of 5 or less, the player automatically hits and the banker gives the player a third card.


If the player gets the third card then the banker draws a third card according to the following rules:


  • Banker has total of 0, 1, 2: Banker always draws a third card.
  • Banker has total of 3: Banker draws if Player's Third Card is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0 (not 8)
  • Banker has total of 4: Banker draws if Player's Third Card is 2-3-4-5-6-7
  • Banker has total of 5: Banker draws if Player's Third Card is 4-5-6-7
  • Banker has total of 6: Banker draws if Player's Third Card is of 6-7
  • Banker has total of 7: Banker always stands.



Using right strategy for some casino games can be very advantageous to the player. The best example is a game of blackjack, of course. When you know the basic strategy and understand what is card counting, you can even override the negative expectation and have an edge over the casino about 1%!
Card counting is not for Video Poker, but still you can be in very good position when you possess the proper Video Poker strategy.

Unfortunately, there is no strategy that works for Baccarat as the player has not many options - rules are automatic and after you have made a bet you can only hope on your luck. Any baccarat system that is based on the previous hands (and the bets you have made, if any, on those hands) is useless and should be completely disregarded.

But as for any other casino game there is always room for improvement and if you want to establish an effective baccarat strategy there is a few things to consider

Don't bet on "Tie"

Playing Baccarat you have only a choice of three bets, but it does not mean you don't have any options at all.

  • Betting on the Player Hand - the house edge is 1.29%.
  • Betting on the Bank Hand - the house edge is 1.01%.
  • Betting on a Tie Hand - the house edge is 15.75%.

The house edge numbers mean that Banker hand wins more often in the long run. Even after paying a 5% commission it is still a slightly better proposition than betting on "Player hand". So, there is only one good bet to make - Bank Hand.

As for betting on Tie hand the casino will pay nine for one odds. Unfortunately, the casino advantage on this bet is over 15%. So, don't bet on "Tie".

Well, it may be a very boring when you have only one good bet to make, but still the game of baccarat has one of the best odds in casino if you know this.

Number of decks and commission

As shown on the Baccarat Odds, you can improve your chances by choosing the right game to play: you should look for the casino that offers the lower number of decks played and lower commission.

The best choice is the 6 deck card game with 4 percent commission on the winning "Banker" hand. As for the single deck, you can find it only at some online casinos which use Microgaming software.

Money management

Knowing only the best bet for Baccarat game will not make a good strategy. The next decision is how much to bet.

It is not a secret that many players risks more than they can afford to loose when they put on the table their money - a really good way to go completely broke. But following some simple rules can help you to increase your chances to win:.

  • Even before you sit down at the baccarat table decide how much you are going to loose.
  • Divide up your money and control how much you bet at each round.
  • One of the best ways to manage your money during the play is to pocket a certain percentage of your winnings each time you win or to pocket it all.

For example you have $500 to wager. Start the game betting the table limit (let's say $25). Put the winnings aside, and at the end of the 25ths round you'll only have played $500 even, which is exactly what you intended to spend and any winnings are yours to keep.

This simple strategy gives you chance to enjoy the thrill of gambling for a longer period of time without going broke.

And one more advice: Never underestimate luck, it is the biggest factor when you play any game of chance - if you leave the table having more dollars in your pocket than you started (even if it is only $25) you win!

The sad thing about any gambling strategy is the discipline. Remember, if you do not follow your chosen strategy, you do not have strategy at all!

So, bet on the Banker hand, stick to the money management and let the luck be on you side!

How to play Sic Bo

The rules and bets of Sic Bo explained

The Sic Bo board

Sic Bo Table

The Sic Bo board can look complex at first, but once you understand the layout, the game is very simple to play.

Three dice are tossed in a small cage by the dealer, and you bet on the results of the throw.

You have many different betting options eg the total of the three dice, any single number, two specific numbers, or a combination of numbers.

Each bet has a different payout, and you can place as many bets as you like.

To help you understand the game, each bet is explained below.


Small and Big

Sic Bo Table

Two of the most popular Sic Bo bets are the bets on Small and Big. These bets predict that the total of the three dice will be Small (4 to 10) or Big (11 to 17).

If these bets win, you win 1 unit for every unit staked, so they are evens chance bets, just like Red / Black in Roulette.

Big and Small both lose if the result is a Triple (three dice all showing the same number).

Small and Big are used by every Sic Bo player, from beginners to High Rollers, but because they are nearly evens chance, we use them as part of our Lower risk Sic Bo strategy.



Sic Bo Table

A Double bet is a bet that the same number will show on two of the three dice.

You can bet on any double from 1 to 6 and the payout is 8 to 1, so you win 8 units for every 1 unit you stake.

Unlike the Triple bet (see below), there's no option to bet on ANY double - you have to bet on a specific double, though you can bet on as many doubles as you like. You can also combine your Double bets with as many other bets as you choose.

If the dice spin results in a Triple, all double bets lose.



Sic Bo Table

A bet on a Triple is a bet that all three dice will show the same number.

You can bet on any specific triple from 1 to 6 and you can also bet that ANY triple will occur. This bet is also known as 'The House'.

The payout on Any Triple is 24 to 1 so you win 30 units for every 1 unit staked. The payout on a specific triple is 150 to 1, making it the biggest payout on the board.



Sic Bo Table

You can bet on the total number shown by the three dice. Although the total can range from 3 to 18, you can only bet on a Total of 4 to 17, because 3 and 18 are covered under Triple 1 and Triple 6 - see above.

The payout on each total is different, based on probability, and these are clearly displayed on the betting squares.

For example, a total of 4 pays around 50 to 1 (so win 50 units per 1 unit staked) and a total of 8 or 13 pays out at 8 to 1.

The Total bet is used as part of our Sic Bo strategies.



Sic Bo Table

The Combination bet is a bet that two specific numbers will show on the three dice.

The payout on a Combination bet is 5 to 1 (so win 5 units for every 1 unit bet, total return of 6 units).

This is the same no matter which combination you bet on.

You can use the Combination bet as part of a Medium Risk Sic Bo strategy.



Sic Bo Table

The Single bet is a bet that a certain number will show on any of the three dice.

The Single bet is different because one bet can win different amounts - the amount you win depends on how many times your chosen number appears.

If your number appears on one dice, you get paid 1 to 1 (1 unit won per unit staked). If it appears on two dice, you get paid 2 to 1 and if it comes in on all three you get paid 3 to 1.

This last payout is very different from a winning Triple bet (see above, which pays 150 to 1. But these different betting options are what make Sic Bo so fascinating!

Bet Structure on Roulette

Roulette Table

Objective of the game
The objective of the game is simple, although they are many kinds of bets to keep in mind. The game provides a lot of betting options. The basic is easy. You choose a slot and bet on it. When the wheel is rolled, if the number or the color you chose shows up, then you win. In the European roulette, there is a betting option called En Prison, which will give you a safety net. If the ball falls on a zero, then you get another chance. You can either place a bet again or take half of your bet money.

Bet on a single number
There are different categories, in which you can place your bet. The wheel basically has 36 numbers, from 1 to 36. Then you have a single 0 in European roulette and single and double zeros in American roulette. You can bet on any single number.

Bet on groups
The slots in the roulette wheel are of two colors, red and black. So, you can bet on a color instead of a number. If the ball falls on any number of your chosen color, you win. Then you can bet in groups instead of the single number. You can choose a group of numbers like the first 12 numbers from 1 to 12, the second 12 numbers from 13 to 24 and the third 12 numbers from 25 to 36 or you can also bet on the first 18 and the next 18 numbers. You can win if the dice falls in any number within this group. You can bet on any odd number or any even number. You can choose corners, rows or two rows. Basically, the game provides you with lots of options to bet on. Betting in groups, on colors and odds or evens will give you a better chance of winning.

Inside and outside bets
The wheel has two rings, an outer ring and an inner ring. You can choose one ring and a category in that ring and place your bet. The inner ring bets are single number, double, triple, four, five and six number bets. The outside bets are group bets like a dozen row bet, a dozen group bet, and color bet, odd-even bet and low-high number bet.

How to play roulette
One roulette table can play eight players. When you decide to play, you first convert your money into chips. When you play in casinos, in order to avoid confusion, each player is given different colored chips. If you are playing online, then all the players will be given same colored chips. Once you get the chips, you make a bet. There are no restrictions to the kind of bet you can place. You can change your bet till the dealer signals a stop. Then he spins the wheel. The ball will begin to roll on the wheel. When the wheel stops rotating, the ball will land on a slot. If the slot matches the type of bet you have placed, then you win. The dealer will announce all the bets that have won and distribute the money according to the bet that the players have placed. All the losing bets will go to the house.

10 Tips for Playing Roulette and Winning a Fortune
Here are a few time tested strategies you can apply and help you in winning a good sum of money...

Roulette Tip 1
Always play a Roulette that is free and always bet on the outside tables' one.

Roulette Tip 2
Always bet on outside chances whether Red/Black, Odd/Even, High/Low, Columns or Dozens. The returns are marginal here but they will help you in winning the game.

Roulette Tip 3
Always keep checking the previous rounds or sessions of the Roulette as they will help any player in making predictions for their rounds. For instance, if a series of 10 red figures were to be spun in, the player will prefer betting on the red ones. This Roulette Tip is the most important factor or tip of many Roulette Systems and is usually used by many players who win consistently.

Roulette Tip 4
This is important. Practice makes a man perfect. Start with a free table to get hold of the game, clear your doubts and then when you are confident enough, start placing your bets on a table where you play to win

Roulette Tip 5
Reserve whatever you win. Example: You start with the amount of $50. After a couple of hours of playing you have a total sum of $100 which is equal to the profit of $50. Withdraw the amount or sum you won into your bank account. You cannot lose the game, you can only draw even. This is the most important Roulette strategy for any casino player. Always keep the money you win and play with your original amount put at stake. If you lose your stake within a short span of time, control your temptation to make more deposits in the future. Here comes the most important Roulette Tip for any player…always bet an amount you think you ca afford to lose.

Roulette Tip 6
Always start with checking your table before playing. You need to concentrate. To consistently win huge sums of money, you must keep in mind that you are not competing with the casino. Focus only on earning profits.

Roulette Tip 7
Always look for this rule before playing. Play only the European Roulette Table and never the American Roulette Table. The double 00 on the American Table increases the casino's profit margins and your chances of losing too at a faster pace.

Roulette Tip 8
If you are playing online, you have to be doubly careful .always play with reputed casinos which publish their payout percentages. Always play with a casino with a Random Number Generator.

Roulette Tip 9
This is only for the traditional casinos. Before starting your turn spin the wheel several times to check for biases if any. It is quite possible that a particular wheel generates more of odd numbers than even or vice versa.

Roulette Tip 10
Always keep a printed version of these Roulette tips. Keep them while playing the game as they can be of great help to you while playing and winning a huge sum of money.