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Wizard
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August 18th, 2020 at 3:25:29 PM permalink
I just found a baccarat game online that has 20 side bets, on the exact total of the Player and Banker hands. It was pretty easy to analyze, so I created a new page on Side Total Side Bets in Baccarat.

I welcome all comments.



The question for the poll is would you make these side bets if playing baccarat anyway?
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Gialmere
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August 18th, 2020 at 7:33:04 PM permalink
Very sad. With their low overhead it looked like online casinos would stick to decent pay tables but, things no longer seem to be trending in that direction. Admittedly live dealers cost more money but the HE here is a disgrace. You may as well play live Keno.
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August 18th, 2020 at 7:38:52 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Very sad. With their low overhead it looked like online casinos would stick to decent pay tables but, things no longer seem to be trending in that direction. Admittedly live dealers cost more money but the HE here is a disgrace. You may as well play live Keno.



Time and time again, casinos are not rewarded for offering generous odds. The fact of the matter is the vast majority of players will play anything and don't care about the particular rules. If anything, they may somehow favor worse rules, as evidenced by 6-5 blackjack and triple-zero roulette.
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Mission146
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August 19th, 2020 at 3:59:50 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Time and time again, casinos are not rewarded for offering generous odds. The fact of the matter is the vast majority of players will play anything and don't care about the particular rules. If anything, they may somehow favor worse rules, as evidenced by 6-5 blackjack and triple-zero roulette.



I donít know about favoring worse rules, per se, but probably a combination of not being fully aware of the difference AND lower table minimums.
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August 19th, 2020 at 8:14:04 AM permalink
So I should only bet the Player 6, 7, 8, or 9 to keep the HA under 14.0%. Can I bet more than one number per hand, and would that raise the HA to over 14.0%?
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August 19th, 2020 at 11:49:32 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Time and time again, casinos are not rewarded for offering generous odds. The fact of the matter is the vast majority of players will play anything and don't care about the particular rules. If anything, they may somehow favor worse rules, as evidenced by 6-5 blackjack and triple-zero roulette.



Do you still think your 99% casino is a good idea?
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August 19th, 2020 at 12:08:55 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

I donít know about favoring worse rules, per se, but probably a combination of not being fully aware of the difference AND lower table minimums.



Time after time you see more people at a triple-zero wheel than double-zero in the same casino with the same minimum.

I have seen players at 6-5 tables betting green chips, which would satisfy the minimum at a 3-2 table. I seriously think a high percentage, perhaps the majority, of casino gamblers in the US, couldn't affirmatively tell you which is greater 3/2 or 6/5. I suspect many would say 6/5, because both numbers in the fraction are bigger than those in 3/2.
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August 19th, 2020 at 12:09:57 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Do you still think your 99% casino is a good idea?



Yes, absolutely. Unfortunately, it remains stuck in the mud for lack of 99% slots.
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August 19th, 2020 at 6:43:13 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Time after time you see more people at a triple-zero wheel than double-zero in the same casino with the same minimum.

I have seen players at 6-5 tables betting green chips, which would satisfy the minimum at a 3-2 table. I seriously think a high percentage, perhaps the majority, of casino gamblers in the US, couldn't affirmatively tell you which is greater 3/2 or 6/5. I suspect many would say 6/5, because both numbers in the fraction are bigger than those in 3/2.

I read that A&W introduced a 1/3 pound burger many years ago to compete with the quarter pounder. But it flopped since most people think 1/4 is more than 1/3
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Mission146
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August 20th, 2020 at 5:08:09 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Time after time you see more people at a triple-zero wheel than double-zero in the same casino with the same minimum.

I have seen players at 6-5 tables betting green chips, which would satisfy the minimum at a 3-2 table. I seriously think a high percentage, perhaps the majority, of casino gamblers in the US, couldn't affirmatively tell you which is greater 3/2 or 6/5. I suspect many would say 6/5, because both numbers in the fraction are bigger than those in 3/2.



I'd believe it about the BJ, though the Roulette thing comes as quite a surprise.
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