# Baccarat playing strategy

## Baccarat strategy

You may search through the whole Internet, but you will never find the magic system or technic that could allow you to win every (or even the majority) baccarat game. There is no useful baccarat strategy in this world, if only you could sign a deal with the devil. Anyway, let’s come to reality. We can offer you some popular baccarat betting systems. These systems are well-known around and are widely used by casino players.

### Martingale

The Martingale is an old and, perhaps, the best-known strategy. The system was invented for even-money games. While it was originally developed for roulette, it was then adapted for blackjack and baccarat. You should only use Martingale when you bet on the player or the banker. After you have lost an even-money bet, double your bet until you win. When you win, you have to return to the initial bet. Remember in spite of the fact this system is very popular, it doesn’t mean you will certainly win.

### Labouchere

The Labouchère system, also known as split martingale, is also popular with players. If you use this system you have to adjust your bet to the outcome of the previous hand. According to this betting system, you need to raise your bet after a loss and decrease it after a win, but by a more complicated system than used in the Martingale.

First you have to choose a sequence of numbers, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Each number shows the amount in units or chips you have to bet. Your first bet then will be the sum of the first and last numbers (in this example, 1+6 = 7). If this hand wins, 1 and 6 are removed and the next bet is again the sum of the first and last numbers, this time 2+5 = 7. If the hand (1+6) loses, you should add the whole lost bet to the end of the sequence (you add 7 to 1,2,3,4,5,6 and get 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7) and then make the next bet that is 8 (1+7). When the numbers in your sequence are over, this series ends.

### D’Alembert

The D’Alembert is rather simple money management betting system, which is based on the Martingale with a few tiny changes. When you use this system you need to raise your bet one unit after a loss and lower the bet by one unit after a win.

For example, you are playing baccarat where a \$3 is minimum bet (that is one “unit”). So, you begin by placing a bet of \$3. If you lose, your next bet will be \$6 that is 2 units. In the event of your win, the bet will be \$3 again. If you lose the second hand your bet will be \$9. If this hand wins, you bet \$6, so you lower only by one unit, and do not return to the original bet.

### Fibonacci

The Fibonacci money management betting system uses the Fibonacci Sequence. This sequence was developed by Leonardo Pisano, the talented Italian mathematician in the very beginning of the 13th century. The sequence goes as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 and so on. As you probably see, the next number in the row is the sum of the two previous numbers. Using the Fibonacci, you start from a 1 unit bet. If the first hand wins, there is no sequence and you will bet 1 unit again. If the first hand loses, then you bet 1 unit again. If there is a loss again, the next bet will be 2 units. If you lose again your next bet will be 3 and so on. If you win, you should cross out the last two numbers in this sequence. The sequence ends when you have returned to a 1 unit bet.

### 1-3-2-6

The 1-3-2-6 Baccarat System is the technic which determines how much money to wager each hand. 1, 3, 2, and 6 are the numbers showing how many units you have to wager on each hand. A unit is certain amount of money you want to wager.

According to this system you have to bet a one unit on the first hand. If this hand wins, you have to wager 3 units on the second hand.

If you win again you need to wager 2 units. And if you win the third hand in a row you have to bet 6 units. If you win all four hands you will get 12 units as the pure profit.

### Paroli

The Paroli system is a positive progression system, the aim of which is to build or “pyramid” your profits. The Paroli system raises up the ante when you win. You can use this system when you are on a hot streak. You should only use this system when you bet on the banker or the player (which you should do most of the time, if not all of the time). This system’s aim is to reduce your losses quickly and let your winnings ride. Remember that this system can only be used with even-money bets. This system works as follows:

1. Double your next bet when you win,

1 win 2 win 4 win 8 lose 1

The system doesn’t require betting big money. It is necessary to set betting limits and don’t exceed it while having a winning streak.

You never know when a winning streak stops.

### Parlay

The Parlay is a progressive betting system similar to the Paroli, it’s also a positive progression system, the aim of which is to build or pyramid your profits. The Parlay system is also known as the “Let it Ride” system because when you win you let your winnings ride to the following hand.

This money management betting system is very simple and works in the following way:

If you win the first hand your next bet will consist of your winning and the initial bet. If you win the second hand you will have to bet again your winning plus the money wagered on the second hand and so on. That is every time you win you double your previous bet. If you lose you will return to your initial bet.

To understand better how this system works, let’s examine an example of using the Parlay. Assume you are playing baccarat and have made an initial bet of \$10. You win and get \$20, (\$10 is your bet plus \$10 you win). Therefore, your next bet will be \$20. If you win again, you get \$40 and your next bet will be \$40. If you lose your next bet will be \$10 (you return to the initial bet).

1 win 1 + 1 win 2 + 2 lose 1

If you have decided to use the Parlay, set a max bet limit before you begin playing. If a streak of luck ends you can lose a large bet unless you leave the table beforehand. This system doesn’t work in the long term.

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