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online baccarat question

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by tennis_balls, Dec 17, 2006.

    Dec 17, 2006
  1. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

    fish n chips promoter
    Albuquerque, NM
    i'm new to baccarat

    it always seemed like a dumb game to me. after reading about its small house-edge, I finally gave it a try and now I rather enjoy it.

    the only thing I don't get is the house edge. does the banker hand really have that big of an advantage over the player hand that it's a slightly better play even with the 5% commission?
  2. Dec 17, 2006
  3. tencardcharlie

    tencardcharlie Dormant account

    The playboy mansion.
    Yes, it does.
  4. Dec 17, 2006
  5. Tagdog

    Tagdog Dormant account

    if you want to play bacaract kismit leisure casinos (eg Harrods) have 4% commission instead of 5%
  6. Dec 18, 2006
  7. aka23

    aka23 Dormant account

    Planet Earth
    There is little difference in the house edge between the player and banker bet. If you have a superstition about player or banker hitting, then choose whichever one you want.

    The banker has a 45.9% chance of winning, and the player has a 44.6% chance of winning (9% ties). This makes the house edge on the banker bet .459*.95 -.446 = ~1.0%. And the house edge on the player bet .446 - .459 = ~1.3%

    Note that Real Time Gaming casinos round down the commission to multiples of 0.25, so if you are not betting a multiple of 5, then the player bet may have the lowest house edge. For example a $1 bet has a 25 cent commission. This makes the house edge on banker bet .459*.75 -.446 = ~10.2%! While the player bet still has a house edge of 1.3%.
  8. Dec 18, 2006
  9. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Bexhill on sea, England
    No good for tennis_balls - no USA at Kismet.

    (His location UK = UnKnown (in the USA) :) )

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