Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Baccarat Strategies for Online Casino Gamblers

Even though the game of Baccarat has existed long before the rise of online casinos and the online gambling industry, there is no doubt that the popularity it enjoys has significantly rose during the last years, in part thanks to the online casino. One of the best things of Baccarat is the fact that it is one of the easiest games to play at the online casino, and possesses one of the lowest house edges. The strategies in this game differ from other games, as there are only three kinds of bets available: Banker bet, Player bet and Tie bet.

For those online casino gamblers who like playing it safe, Baccarat has a bet for them. To go about playing safe, the Banker bet is probably the way to go. With the Banker bet, the house edge factor is almost insignificant, as low as one percent or about. The only disadvantage in this kind of bet is the fact that if you win you will have to renounce up to 5% of your winnings. The reason is stated at the online casino sites clearly, but should be taken into consideration. The reason is that the online casino sites cover the low house edge by assuring a slight fraction of gamblers' winning.

Another betting option available for the online casino player is the Player bet. One of three betting options, with this one any winning, the entire sum, is yours to keep. There is no commission by the online casino in case of winning. The house edge in this case – if you remember asking, as an experienced online casino gambler would – is about 1.25%, slightly higher than the Banker bet.

This leaves us with a third betting option, although it is the least favorite of many if not most online casino gamblers. Sometimes, however, it can turn out to be the most feasible bet. This is, naturally, the Tie bet. In this case, the house edge is significantly higher, standing on 5 percent. But – and this is a tempting "but" – the online casino will pay gamblers as much as nine dollars for every single dollar they put down in the case that the player's and banker's hands both finish with an identical amount of points. It is risky, sure, but if you're looking for a nice thrill it might be the thing for you.