Baccarat Odds

Baccarat has been seen in casinos ever since the late seventeenth century and now thanks to the wonders of the internet you can play online versions for real money at home.

It is a very interesting game played according to a complex set of rules, however, the average player really doesn’t need to know or understand them. He simply bets on a win for the bank or the player or a tie between two. The payouts for these are about 8 to 1 or 9 to 1 (depending on the online casino you’re playing at) on a tie bet win.

The reason the rules were developed was to eliminate any chances of cheating by essentially randomising the game and making it far too difficult for anyone to make realistic predictions on the outcome of different hands. Having said that, baccarat is one of those few casino games where the pseudo-science of hand prediction is taken very seriously by many players.

Real casinos go to great length to publish charts showing the outcome of previous hands and these come in many different flavours. The stated purpose is to identify trends and find occasions when a bet on a tie might be favourable. In fact, from a mathematical point of view they are a complete waste of time (though of course mathematics does not provide a key to everything in the universe).

As, apart from real deal casinos, online baccarat deals are made using a random number generator such charts could have no conceivable application and thankfully (as far as we are aware) they do not feature in online casino baccarat games.

Online baccarat is entirely a game of chance. Although if you just bet on the bank, make sure you’re playing on best online baccarat software, then you will have the best statistical chance of winning. Most people play their hunches which at the end is the best and most fun way to play.