All right, so now that we’ve covered how to play baccarat and its popular variation, Dai Bacc, we come to a fairly important question: how do you win at Dai Bacc?
Because it’s a relatively simple game (that almost certainly involves no skill or experience), Dai Bacc draws quite a following wherever there are tables. Adding to the fun are the side bets, which allow players to win quite a bit of change.
Remember, in Dai Bacc (as well as in regular baccarat), you may bet on either “Player”, “Banker”, or “Tie”. If you bet on “Player” you’ll only be giving the casino a 1.24% edge and if you bet on banker you’ll be giving the casino an even more modest edge of just 1.06%.
While both of these are pretty low edges to give the casino you are still stuck with the fact that the casino will always have an edge over you. And in the long run, the game of Baccarat is actually unbeatable.
So, if that’s the case, then how do you win? Well, the answer to that is very simple: you have to get lucky! And that’s the ONLY way you can win at Dai Bacc (or just about any variation of baccarat).
Of course, this is easier said than done, but fortunately, in the game of baccarat, you have the option of making two bets that require no skill and both offer the casino a very low edge especially when you compare them to roulette, where the house has a 5.26% advantage on a double-zero wheel, and slot machines, where the edge is about 5% to 15%.
I always stress the point that when you gamble in a casino you have to play the games that have the lowest casino edge in order to have the best chance of winning and with that in mind you can see that Baccarat is not that bad a game to play for the recreational gambler.
Now let’s take a quick look at one of the most common systems for betting in Dai Bacc: one thing that many Dai Bacc (as well as regular baccarat) players seem to have in common is a belief in streaks.
(In fact, the casinos and card rooms accommodate these players by providing scorecards at the table that can be used to track the results of each hand.)
Many players like to bet on whatever won the last hand in the belief that it will continue to come in and they hope for a long streak. The thinking for these players is that since Baccarat is purely a guessing game it’s just like guessing the outcome of a coin toss and chances are that a coin won’t alternately come up heads, tails, heads, tails, heads, tails but rather that there will be streaks where the same result will come in for a while.
Now the question is this: is this a good system?
According to casino experts, it’s no better and no worse than any other system because no matter what you do you’ll still have the same casino edge going against you on every bet you make: 1.24% on the player and 1.06% on the banker.
The one good thing about a system like this though is that you don’t have to sit there and guess what you want to play each time. Instead, you go into the game knowing how you’re going to play and you don’t have to blame yourself if your guess is wrong, instead, you get to blame it on your system!
That’s all you need to know about how to play and how to win at Dai Bacc (and baccarat).