Understand the limits at the table you're playing
at. Don't come to a $20 minimum table and start making
-- The player hand sees and acts upon his cards first.
If holding the shoe, don't peek at the cards you've
dealt till the player hand is opened. It's not prohibited
but is considered bad form.
-- The callman will run the games. Don't interfere
with his decisions. An experienced dealer will know
what he's doing.
-- Dealers at Online Baccarat Games can receive tips,
and it's proper to toke them, especially after a big
win, or at the end of your stay at the table.
-- The dealers will be happy to get any player free
beverages, cigars and cigarettes, and sometimes food
if the games is a rather long one. Just ask them to
call over a cocktail waitress.
-- The games is slow and relaxed. There's no way to
rush the games, so sit down and make yourself comfortable
and play according to the rhythm of the games.
tournaments demand some deviations from the example
structure we identified for our single-table event.
You should definitely allow at least one re-buy, since
being eliminated immediately from a big event is such
a drag. (An add-on is another reasonable option.)
The last remaining players will have more chips in
a multi-table tournament than a single-table one,
requiring higher levels of blinds and perhaps a fourth
denomination of chip. Big tournaments are usually
designed to last most of the evening, so instead of
doubling the blinds each time, try a more gradual
increase through the early and middle levels. Finally,
the presence of more players means that you should
award prize money to more of them. Table 14.2 is an
example of a good structure and payout scheme for
a twenty-five-player tournament.
Another major decision is the number of starting tables.
The fewer there are, the easier the tournament will
be to manage. But the slower pace of these tournaments
makes overcrowded tables a big discomfort. The number
of players between starting tables shouldn't vary
by more than one. As examples, for a tournament with
eighteen players, you would probably start with two
tables of - nine. But with twenty players and typical
tables, two of seven and one of six would probably
be better than two of ten.