## Poll

 Regular Player bet only 2 votes (40%) Regular Banker bet only No votes (0%) EZ Baccarat Banker bet only 2 votes (40%) it does not matter as too close to call 1 vote (20%)

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mustangsally
Joined: Mar 29, 2011
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:28:47 PM permalink
OK,
a heated argument for well over an hour in a casino (embarrassing!)
I won't name names (Mom)

Now,
What bet has the best chance of turning \$3800 into \$4000
making only \$100 bets on the same type bet.
(so at least 2 bets need to be made)

(no Marty or increasing the bet)
*****
3 bets to choose from
Regular Baccarat table:
1) Player bet pays \$100 for each winning \$100 bet
2) Banker bet pays \$95 for each winning \$100 bet
EZ Baccarat table:
3)Banker bet pays \$100 for each winning \$100 bet
(pushes on a winning 3 card total of 7)

the poll has 4 selections
'it does not matter' means all 3 are close enough to each
other that one would not know the difference.

one does not have to be a Baccarat player to figure this out
(it will not hurt either way)
Sally

start=\$3800
target=\$4000

probability of success (gambler's ruin formula and transition matrix solutions used. all very close to sim results)

Player bet (regular Bacc)
0.92003142
Banker bet (regular Bacc)
0.901916619
Banker bet at EZ Baccarat
0.92515721
Last edited by: mustangsally on Feb 20, 2018
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