Like a lot of other casino games, Baccarat is basically a game of chance and there’s little you can do to alter the odds. Still, there are a number of decisions you can make in order to enhance your chances of success.
Applying the “1-3-2-6” Baccarat Strategy
Now, first of all, we have to say that we’re generally not big fans of ‘betting systems’. More often than not (just about all of the time, in fact) they’re scams or marked by flawed logic. However, many people continue to swear by one system or another and for some, they seem to ‘work’.
This particular Baccarat strategy, the “1-3-2-6” system, ‘works’ with this game since it features even-money payouts. But, you can also try it out with any game or casino that pays out even money odds. Keep in mind, however, as we have already said, if there was a sure fire to way to beat the casino every time, casinos wouldn’t be in business!
For the “1-3-2-6” system to work, you need to keep track of your bets over the course of four rounds of Baccarat game play. To begin, bet one unit (a unit can be $1, $10, $50, whatever) and if you win that round, then in the next round add another unit to your winnings and bet that amount (a total of 3 units). Now, if you win this round you will have a total of 6 units. According to the system, in the 3rd round you should take away four units and only bet two.
If you are lucky to win again on your fourth wager, add two more units to your winnings for a total bet of 6 units. When you win the fourth bet you will see a profit of at least 12 units. Hence, the “1-3-2-6” moniker. Of course, you are not always going to win. So, if you lose your first Baccarat bet, it’s only 1 unit lost and if you win the first but lose the second, you’ve only dropped 2 units. But, if you win the second and lose the third, you’re still up two units. And if you win the first three and unfortunately lose the last, no need to worry because you haven’t really lost anything but have actually just broken even.
So, there’s one Baccarat strategy in a nutshell. Like we said, some people swear by these things. But you need to remember that it’s still a game of chance – no ‘system’ is ever foolproof.