BaccyBankerRun
BaccyBankerRun
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December 18th, 2023 at 3:32:19 PM permalink
Hey Baccarat Friends. I tried asking this on reddit with not much feedback and a member recommended to try here!

My betting style typically consists of betting on banker 98% of the time.

Typically Im playing full shoe after full shoe.... Sometimes just a small hit & run 5 hand session.

Im wondering when playing Baccarat in Vegas at MGM properties if its better to choose MGMs commission free game with that specific set of rules or stay playing normal 5% commission game. Im not 100% on the rules but I think on MGM commission free banker only gets 50% of the bet when winning with a hand of 6. As well theres some other rules such as when banker wins 9-0 its only a push.

I understand for the typical gambler choosing player 50% of the time and banker 50% of the time it makes sense to play the 5% game.

But when playing banker exclusively that means in long sessions that will be 5% commission after 5% commission on an insane amount of wins.

It almost seems for this betting style that the better move is to accept the worst rules on the commission free game in trade of not having to give up so many 5% losses each and every time.

This is specifically for gamblers that choose banker each and every time vs "standard" moving around style.

Im also typically never playing side bets either.

Maybe im over thinking this, but I figure 1 game has to be smarter than the other.
Dieter
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Dieter
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December 19th, 2023 at 1:44:30 AM permalink
Welcome to the forum.

The standard 5% commission (19 to 20) has a house edge of about 1.05%.
The 1 to 2 on 6 has a house edge of about 1.45%.
This means that over time, you should lose less playing the standard commission variant.

See:
https://wizardofodds.com/games/baccarat/basics/
https://wizardofodds.com/games/baccarat/appendix/6/


With the numbers hopefully answered properly... none of that matters if you're going to get seriously annoyed by settling the commission and prefer to win half on a 6.
As I understand, a banker 6 wins a bit more than 1 in 20 hands.
May the cards fall in your favor.
ChumpChange
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December 19th, 2023 at 3:38:31 AM permalink
If you're just playing a handful of hands with not much fluctuation in bet size, you'll want to stick to the regular game. If you vary your bet size a lot and really wish Banker would pay like Player does (even money) and you press your bets like crazy on occasion such that the house edge will eat you alive if you pay the 5% commission too often on a win, the other game seems more attractive to me.
100xOdds
100xOdds
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December 19th, 2023 at 6:07:38 AM permalink
Play ez-bacarat.
no commission.
if banker wins with 567, it's a push.
better house edge than regular 5% bacc.

Also, there are casinos with 4% commission.
But no idea if it exists in the US
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
unJon
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December 21st, 2023 at 3:30:06 AM permalink
The AI is strong in this one.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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December 21st, 2023 at 4:12:45 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

The AI is strong in this one.
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May the cards fall in your favor.
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