Together in answering the question; “What is the easiest game to play in the casino?”, I’m quick to give a long answer. Simple answers do not work. Although Baccarat is the easiest game to play, it is not the easiest to learn (it may be – I’ll explain later in this article), and it can not beat the easiest game (Craps).

Of course, this is a difficult question to answer, yet quite easy to answer, as well. Let me explain ….

First, “easy” is a relative term. What is easy for one person can be very difficult for another person. Although I have a book on how to make craps written for the beginner very easily as well for the professional player, I’ll usually answer this question by explicitly stating – “Baccarat is the easiest game in the whole casino Play”.

“But,” they protest, “It looks like the hardest game to play,” or “it’s so intimidating looks,” or, “is not that James Bond’s favorite game?”.

Yes, it is all of the above …. If you do not “just do it”.

So, let’s take a closer look.

At the simplest level, it’s just a matter of making ONE decision: Bank or Player!

That’s it … there is no more …. You can of Baccarat ONLY deciding whether to bet on the bench or on the players playing.

That’s it – you put your coin (s) in the small box or circle on the table with the “Bank” and you bet that the bank will have to win the next round. When you place your bet in the space marked “Player”, you are betting that the “player” will win the next hand.

You really do not need to know (or want) anything else … and you play baccarat!

There are other things to do if you want. I always insist that my students keep a running score (or record) the results of to use of each hand, my favorite betting strategies for baccarat.

But for those who want more … we will look at other options and nuances of the game.

There are two different tables dealing Baccarat: The Pit and the mini-tables. The pit is covered with velvet ropes by tuxedoed dealers of specially assigned cocktail waitresses, pit bosses, and locked served Casino hosts. They are all there to the Baccarat players lots of free goodies. Usually there is also a buffet spread there for the Baccarat player in the pit. Talk about intimidating! What’s more, there is a $ 100 minimum bet will be enforced (except at a casino on the Las Vegas Strip) on the weekends, and $ 50 on the weekdays and nights. Are you still not quenched? Do not be, this can be a “bargain”.

The other way to play baccarat is in the “mini-tables”. The game is played the same way, but it is in the main casino area, a sit-down, semi-circular table (it looks like a “blackjack” table) and there is only one dealer.

This mini-tables have similar betting areas (low minima) to the blackjack tables, depending on the casino, the day of the week, time of day, etc.

The main difference is that the dealer handles all the cards here, while the players handle the cards in the pit.

But this is a crucial difference …. not in the way the game is played (they are identical), but in the time it takes to play a hand. Blasts to play The individual traders to the mini tables by the hands, and you have many, many hands per hour.

But in the pit, the players take on the cards, and believe me, it is an art form, and very interesting to see how they handle the cards. Almost all of them are going to turn (and I mean BEND) that reveal each of their two cards up – SLOWLY – the markings or spots on the side of their card, and then do the same at the end of her card – then you do the same ritual to their other card … and their superstitious routines kick in, and they throw up, or they can tear it in half (yes, it’s OK in the pit, because the cards are only one time used) … Or they practice some other rituals to satisfy their superstition every time. Because of these rituals that are played out each hand, it can be a long, long time to complete the hand, so the number of hands per hour are so low.

The result is amazing: You could spend a lot more of your betting bankroll to $ 5 mini table per hour than a $ 50 Pit Table!

For the purposes of this article I will not go into how the game is played. Because … there is no need for you to even consider because it all for you in this game by the dealers to the mini-tables, made by the traders in the pit, or. Any other reason, it’s complicated – so do not worry about it – Just play the game!

I have to tell you though, that it, that you can make during a particular hand in Baccarat five bets.

1) Bank (you bet that the bank are to win)
2) Players (you bet that the players are always winning)
3) binding (you bet, are the two to bind or push – NO winner)
4) Bank and tie (you bet that the Bank to win, but to hedge your bet with a tie bet in the event of a tie)
5) Player and tie (you bet that the players always win, but to hedge your bet with a tie bet in the event of a tie)

These are the five betting options in Baccarat. There are no more betting options – these are your only choice. NOTE: There is a new game tested on the “Dragon 7”, but 99% of all casinos do not offer this provides a bet, and I will this proposal in another article, the only cover this topic didicated … it is no more – that’s it – NADA!

And without in my strategies …. Let me tell you: (This still have) never, never, never, never, never, never bet on a tie! Completely eliminate betting 3, 4, and 5, and you can ONLY bets 1 and 2 …. Bank or players remain.

One thing to note: If you win a “bank” bet you have to pay a commission of 5%. There is NO commission on a winning “Player” bet. That’s just to even the odds, because there is a “slight” advantage for the “bank” bet on the “Player” bet.

See? I told you it was easy …. That’s all you need to know, need to play Baccarat!

Copyright (c) 2007 Buzz B Berkeley