champgnshwer
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September 20th, 2020 at 10:29:03 AM permalink
Hi All,

I was wondering if the 'Big-Small' sidebets of Playtech Live provider could be beaten, counting cards.
These bets are described on the wizard of odds.
/games/baccarat/appendix/5/#:~:text=The%20Big%20and%20Small%20are,cards%20is%205%20or%206.

It pays 0.54 to 1 for Big (total of 5 or 6 cards are dealt in the hand)
It pays 1.5 to 1 for Small (total of only 4 cards are dealt in the hand)

I would assume that the presence of a lot of Tens and low value cards, would favor the 'Big' sidebet, because this will create a lot of low value hands, where additional cards are drawn.
On the other side, the presence of a lot of 8-9 valued cards, will lead to natural wins more often, thus increasing the chance of a 'small' payout.

Has anyone tried to set up a counting system for this or calculate the Effect Of Removal for each card?

Thanks a lot!
ThatDonGuy
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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September 20th, 2020 at 11:22:05 AM permalink
I tried using a true count of +9 for each ten/face and -4 for each 1-9 card, but neither bet got lower than a 3% house edge.
ssho88
Joined: Oct 16, 2011
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September 21st, 2020 at 1:21:27 AM permalink
Quote: champgnshwer

Hi All,

I was wondering if the 'Big-Small' sidebets of Playtech Live provider could be beaten, counting cards.
These bets are described on the wizard of odds.
/games/baccarat/appendix/5/#:~:text=The%20Big%20and%20Small%20are,cards%20is%205%20or%206.

It pays 0.54 to 1 for Big (total of 5 or 6 cards are dealt in the hand)
It pays 1.5 to 1 for Small (total of only 4 cards are dealt in the hand)

I would assume that the presence of a lot of Tens and low value cards, would favor the 'Big' sidebet, because this will create a lot of low value hands, where additional cards are drawn.
On the other side, the presence of a lot of 8-9 valued cards, will lead to natural wins more often, thus increasing the chance of a 'small' payout.

Has anyone tried to set up a counting system for this or calculate the Effect Of Removal for each card?

Thanks a lot!

Playtech NOT ALLOW players to bet on SMALL & BIG after 30 rounds, you can't find any betting opportunities.

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