Betting Variations of Baccarat
Baccarat is an easy to play card game with simple rules and straight forward strategies. There are no deep thought about strategies involved like in Bridge or Poker. The simplicity of the game is what has made the game so popular and loved by people all over the world. Bets can be placed in different patterns in the game. Although nothing actually works when you put yourself against your fate, these are strategies, which will help you place a safe bet and not lose your money.
The Martingale System
This is a very popular betting system. The strategy is simple and yet very risky. You double your bet with every round. Almost all casinos have maximum limits to betting. In most of the casinos, it is $500. In the Martingale system of betting, you start low, say at $10. If you lose, then in the next round you double your bet to $20. If you lose that too, then you bet for $40. The logic is simple. You cannot lose continuously and forever. If you win the next round in which you place a $80, then you get $160, which will make up for your loses. However, this strategy will crash down your ears if you reach the $500 mark and still don't lose. Then you lose all your money. So, if you are confident about your lady luck and are sure that you can win one in every 3 or 4 games, then it is worth taking the risk. However, in casinos, there are people who have lost thousands of dollars by losing game and subsequent game. So, you should know where to stop.
Labouchere betting system
This is a chain of bets. Instead of taking just one round at a time, this system considers a series of games. The game is begun low and then a chain is formed on the amounts you bet. For example, you can employ a 1-1-4-5 system. In this system, you bet $1. If you win, you bet $1 again. If you win that too, then you have a total of $4. In the next round, you add another dollar to this amount and bet for $5. If you win you will have $10. The basic logic of this system is to get the total sum to $10 dollars or $100.
1 – 3 – 2 – 6 betting system
This is a safer system of betting and is the most popular Labouchere chain. In this betting system you begin by betting, say $10. If you win, you get $20. For the second round, you add another $10 to your winnings and bet for $30. If you win, then your winnings will be $60. At this stage, you pocket $20 and bet for the remaining $40. If you win again, then you get $40 dollars and your total winnings will add up to $100. The biggest weakness about this method is betting is that it banks too much on your good luck. If you lose before the chain is complete, then you start from scratch, which in this case is $10. Nevertheless, this is a better betting strategy and not as rash as the Martingale system.
Betting is never foolproof. You can make many variations to the Labouchere system and try your luck. It is very interesting trying to decide these chains and links. However, do not bank too much on your luck because luck is a very fickle mistress.