Which bets have the lowest house edge in Baccarat?
Baccarat is similar to Craps in the sense that you have few bet options, and house edge varies significantly from one option to the other. Here are the mathematical house edges for the 3 different bet types in Baccarat.
*Assuming tie bet pays 8 to 1
Clearly, from the above table, sound playing strategy in Baccarat would comprise always betting on the banker. Sound strategy would also dictate seeking out games where single deck baccarat is offered. For a list of casinos offering single deck baccarat, CLICK HERE .
How does baccarat compare to other casino games in terms of player returns?
Assuming you play sound strategy, Baccarat offers players one of the lowest house edges of all casino games. A 1% house edge, or 99% return to player rate is very healthy indeed, especially when you consider that return to player rates across all games at most casinos (terrestrial and online) will often be around 96% to 97%. Further evidence of the value that is to be had at the baccarat table, is the historical payout tables of The Sands , one of largest and best known online casinos. Figures shown are simple averages of returns, by game, for the last 12 months.
You can see that baccarat at The Sands has returned 98.5% for the year, well over the overall casino return of 97.5%.
So if you are looking for a game that returns well, then Baccarat could be your game.
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