Baccarat holds the lowest house edge possible in casinos, and it’s considered one of the easiest games to play.
The rules are very simple, so you can learn to play it very quickly. There are only 3 kinds of bets, which lets player pick the right pattern that gives them higher chances of winning. Those different bets are the Player bet, the Banker bet and the Tie bet. “Banker” and “Player” don’t specifically mean the dealer or the player.
For the highest chances to win, it’s the most beneficial and secure to bet on Banker – the house edge is close to 1.0%. You need to remember that when you place the Banker bet, your winnings are subject to a 5% vig – for example, if you bet $100 and win, you receive $195 instead of $200. Even with that rule in place, you can still benefit the most from the Banker bet.
The second best one is the Player bet. It’s not subject to any vig, so all your winnings stay with you, but the house edge is higher – about 1.25%.
The Tie bet option is better to stay away from because the house edge is 5%. On the other hand, it pays 9 to 1 if you win, so that’s something to consider.
After some practice, every player develops their own methods and strategies that suit them.