Holes in the Baccarat Gambling System "Pitch"
When the phrase "gambling system" is
used, you can bet the rest of your bankroll that either
"Roulette" or "Baccarat" is used in the same sentence.
No other casino games spark as much interest in gambling
systems as do Baccarat and Roulette. Perhaps this
is because both games deliver a relatively low Casinos
Edge that can be impacted by incorporating limited
strategy, as opposed to the more comprehensive
mathematical strategy's that govern say video poker or
Blackjack. In other words, since there is no complicated
mathematical strategy inherent to Baccarat and Roulette,
perhaps the growth of gambling strategy's cam from a
"need" to make things more complicated.
Sure, there is something to be said for
the low Casinos Edge of Baccarat, which is 1.06% on the
Banker Hand and 1.24% on the Player Hand (never mind the
Tie Bet). There is also something good to be said for
Baccarat's low Standard Deviation (0.93-0.95), i.e., the
amount of volatility imposed on one's bankroll. Although
the online casino version of Baccarat, and Mini Baccarat
at that, is much easier on the overall bankroll amount,
the one thing you can count on in the land-based casino
is that your Baccarat stakes will be much higher, albeit
with less volatility.
Returning back to the idea of using
"gambling systems" to succeed at Baccarat,
well.....let's just say they do not guarantee
anything. Anyone who tells you otherwise, and who also
seeks to sell you a secret "gambling system" monograph
guaranteeing success at the Baccarat table, is a scam
artist. Instead of taking a closer look at one of these
top secret gambling systems, let's take an even closer
look at a Baccarat gambling system pitch to see if we
can discern the B.S. and see through the smoke and empty
First off, it's easy to identify the
empty promises. This one particular pitch promised that
it was "the only Baccarat system that will prove to you
it works before you buy it". Of course, there was no
further explanation of how it was going to do this. The
only thing that followed was a contradictory statement
saying, "you can begin to use the system in the members
area....and after purchase you will receive
immediate access". It goes on to say the Baccarat system
"has been tested at casinos by thousands of players, and
so it will work for you". Oh, that makes perfect sense.
Just because thousands of other players tested this
system out, not necessarily winning any money, it will
work for me. Wow!
The pitch then goes on to give several
reasons why you need this particular Baccarat
gambling system. Need for what, it doesn't say. What it
does say, however, is that "you only have to play four
hours in one day and you will win $1,650". Once again,
it doesn't say how, other than attempt to offer some
numbers and equations that do nothing but confuse.
The two things in this particular pitch
that are totally misleading, however, are the comparison
of Baccarat to a coin toss, saying that a good
definition of randomness is "tossing a coin over a
period of time and getting 50% heads and 50% tails",
while in the case of Baccarat, since there are fixed
cards and rules, it is not random at all. Uh, last time
I checked, a coin only has two values - heads or tails.
Sure, there is more randomness in a coin toss, but to
say that Baccarat is not random at all is misleading.
It's a betting game. Chance is always a factor. The
other laughable part of this Baccarat gambling system
pitch was when it said "...you have a better chance to
win playing Baccarat than Blackjack". Once again, last
time I checked, Blackjack offered a lower Casinos Edge
when played with mathematically correct strategy.
Do yourselves a favor. Don't entirely
rule out playing Baccarat. As I said, it delivers a low
Edge and offers better odds than most other games in the
online casino. However, if you are going to spend
valuable time and energy learning a worthwhile strategy,
take up the Basic Blackjack Strategy and forget about
the Baccarat Gambling Systems and "miracle" secret duds.