100xOdds
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:18:19 AM permalink
it seems mindless.

the only choice you have is picking player or banker.
everything else is done based on a set of rules. you have no other options/inputs.

it's like playing coin flip. the only option is calling heads or tails.

so why the hell is it sooooooooo popular?
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
AxelWolf
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:39:09 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

it seems mindless.

the only choice you have is picking player or banker.
everything else is done based on a set of rules. you have no other options/inputs.

it's like playing coin flip. the only option is calling heads or tails.

so why the hell is it sooooooooo popular?

For all the reasons you just said. It's the same reason little kids play war or slap jack.

or why kids start out with checkers and not chess. Some kids advance to chess some never get it.

BJ is to complicated, to many rules. The more "advanced players" Once they start playing Bac they find ways to make it more complicated and get obsessed trying to solve an impossible puzzle using betting systems.

I'm fairly certain most Gr8 notorious baccarat system players know deep down they are fooling themselves.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Wulfgar1224
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:56:29 AM permalink
I don't think it is very popular at all at least in Vegas. I suppose overseas it is a different story especially in Asia. But, every time I go to Vegas, the mini Bac tables are normally empty. I don't think I've ever seen a full mini bac table in Vegas. Although, I don't go into the high limit rooms where the players are allowed to touch the cards on a full table. It might be different in there.
teddys
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January 4th, 2015 at 9:12:18 AM permalink
You have to learn the Asian superstitions. It adds a whole 'nother level to the game.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
100xOdds
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January 4th, 2015 at 9:21:47 AM permalink
Quote: Wulfgar1224

I don't think it is very popular at all at least in Vegas. I suppose overseas it is a different story especially in Asia. But, every time I go to Vegas, the mini Bac tables are normally empty. I don't think I've ever seen a full mini bac table in Vegas. Although, I don't go into the high limit rooms where the players are allowed to touch the cards on a full table. It might be different in there.



at my casino, the bac tables where u can touch the cards are located in front of the entrance of the high limit room.
each table seats like 10 and normally one table is full while others are waiting for a seat. (they don't like playing at empty tables.)

people are betting hundreds.

but even the low limit bac tables (5 seats?) where people cant touch the cards gets a lot of players.

and yes, the VAST majority of players are Asians.
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
Paigowdan
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January 4th, 2015 at 9:25:20 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

it seems mindless.

the only choice you have is picking player or banker.
everything else is done based on a set of rules. you have no other options/inputs.

it's like playing coin flip. the only option is calling heads or tails.

so why the hell is it sooooooooo popular?



I've heard it said that gamblers play Baccarat when they don't feel like gambling.

The fact that you can't make a strategy mistake has a couple of things going for it:
1. The low house edge is always in effect no matter how you play. You cannot technically play badly.
2. Quick to learn - "pick one, Player or Banker"
3. Low hands that draw out give a bit of excitement for a "photo finish"
4. An excuse to look at trends and trust in them, like Roulette.

Most Big local casinos (Boulder, Sunset, etc.) has at least one Bacc table that's open during prime hours.
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FleaStiff
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January 4th, 2015 at 10:08:10 AM permalink
>>>>it seems mindless.
It is mindless.

>>>>it's like playing coin flip. the only option is calling heads or tails.
With a slot machine the only option is Red Button or Not.

>>>>so why the hell is it sooooooooo popular?
'cause there are a whole lotta peopple with math skills line mine who would prefer to be playing BlackJack but prefer not to be seen counting on our fingers in public.
EvenBob
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January 4th, 2015 at 10:44:08 AM permalink
I've read that in Macao the big casinos
have over 800 bac tables, of which 400
are usually open and 200 are being played.
For some superstitious reason those 200
tables not being played are very important
to the players. If you close 100 of them,
only 150 would be active, and 150 vacant.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Kerkebet
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January 4th, 2015 at 12:59:55 PM permalink
Baccarat is the great equalizer, it being the ultimate random game. (No possibility of DI, VB or other hocus-pocus.)

The first person to discover the secret to fairly winning baccarat shall henceforth become known as the scourge of the earth by atheists and existentialists alike... and all other serious gamblers.
Nonsense is a very hard thing to keep up. Just ask the Wizard and company.
Asswhoopermcdaddy
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January 4th, 2015 at 2:35:01 PM permalink
Mindless for sure. I ask myself that question all the time. I played baccarat for the first time in Vegas and I wasn't thrilled about it. Very basic trend following such that I broke even. You really can't play poorly with just two basic betting options. Most would not try to bet a tie if its offered. It was really boring and I just wanted to bang my head against a wall. I have a coworker that swears by her success at Baccarat making over 4k at Atlantis using a martingale progression on the banker. She's probably just lucky :-P

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