Baccarat is one of several classic casino games you can play right now at Springbok Angola Online Casino. It is a game favoured by the high rollers in Las Vegas, Monte Carlo and Macau – you know those gambling pros who make a few million dollars here and there betting on the Banker?
As you can imagine there is a good reason for the unfettered enthusiasm for what is really a straightforward casino card game… and that is; along with craps and video poker, Baccarat has the lowest house edge in the business!
With a house edge from just 1.5% – if you haven’t yet put in a few hours to try your hand at this timeless game – perhaps these impressive odds will offer some inspiration! There are a few things that could help your winning probabilities even more though… Check out our hot tips on how to win when playing Baccarat below!
Avoid the 9:1 Mug’s Bet at All Cost
Although playing Baccarat at our Springbok online casino will give you fair odds and a high probability of seeing returns, there is one proviso though – it is vitally important that you do not succumb to the temptation of the Tie bet! It may pay out 9:1 – but it is a mug’s bet for sure.
The best way to get to grips with our simple Baccarat strategy is to understand the numbers. By that we mean the statistics pertaining to the house edge and the win rate on the Banker, the Player and the Tie bet – plus a little curve ball known as Commission.
It's All About the Edge
Right, here goes. As you have probably gathered by now there are only three possible betting options in Baccarat - the Banker bet, the Player bet and the Tie bet.
In the RTG version of the game, which you will find at our Angola online casino, the house edge on the bets is as follows:
- Banker - 1,06 percent
- Player - 1,24 percent
- Tie - 4,93 percent
That immediately tells a story – the Banker bet is the best bet in Baccarat. In real terms, what the house edge reveals is for every R10 you bet on the Banker, you lose just R1,06 on average.
Conversely, the Tie bet is a big no-no. It not only has the highest house edge it is an exceedingly rare outcome that only happens once every nine or so hands.
Banker Wins More Than 50 Percent of the Time
In addition to the meagre edge, the Banker bet wins a little over 50 percent of the time. That means it really is a no-brainer to bet on the Banker every time you play Baccarat at Springbok Angola Online Casino.
The Commission Curveball
Before you get too carried away, it is time to get back to that curveball we mentioned a little earlier in the article. In order to dampen the effect the edge has for the player, the house charges 5 percent commission on all wins on the Banker.
Tip: Despite the 5 percent cut of the even money payout, it is still a winning Baccarat strategy to bet on the Banker!
Is the Banker-Only Betting Strategy the Way to Go?
When you look at the small variance in percentages between the Banker and Player bets it may seem like a marginal decision to bet on the Banker.
However, when you look at it in another way - as in the Player wins 44,62 percent of the time compared to the 54,15 percent attributed to the Banker bet - then it really does make sense to implement the Banker-only betting system.
The trick is not to get carried away and wager large chip denominations. The rule applies regardless… even if you are in the middle of a red-hot winning streak. When you play Baccarat at our Angola online casino you have a choice of chip values ranging from R2 to R200… so choose wisely.
Tip: Unless you have recently won the lottery, we advise you to bet comparatively small amounts on each hand. That way you can accumulate your Baccarat winnings bit by bit and extend your gambling sessions online.
How About Counting the Cards?
You may have heard that the best Baccarat players count the cards. It is a popular strategy that gives the player something to work with when it comes to predicting the possible make-up of the next hand.
Counting the cards can work in the live casino setting as the players know exactly how many decks are in the shoe. They also know which cards have already been dealt by the dealer.
When it comes to playing Baccarat at our Angola online casino – or any other online casino for that matter - there are no decks. Moreover, the cards are randomly dealt by the gaming software. As a result, there is no way of predicting anything much at all… let alone which cards are due to come up in the next hand or two!
Tip: Baccarat is based on luck – and luck alone. There are no decisions you can make to influence the outcome of the game. Rather than looking for complicated strategies, bet on the Banker and enjoy your time with us at Springbok Angola Online Casino – you will win more than half of the time!
A Quick Recap of Playing Baccarat Online the Best Way You Can
- Avoid the Tie bet
- Go for the Banker bet despite the 5 percent commission
- Keep your wagers at a reasonable level
- Forget about complex strategies - they are a waste of time
- Have fun at the best Angola online casino in cyberspace
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