In none of these 18 sample estimations did our ultimate
point counts mislead us into accepting an unfavorable
wager (as all 18 bets ire). The direction of the change
in expectation (from normal, full shoe composition)
was correctly identified for all `Player' and `Bank'
bets, although not always for the `Tie'. But what
is most important to absorb from this study is that
our error in estimation is growing appreciably as
the shoe is being depleted and is greatest near the
end, precisely when the favorable situations would
arise, if ever.
The ultimate point count values provide us with further
insight into the futility of counting down a baccarat
shoe. For example, the cards whose removal most enhances
the expectation of the `Player' bet are fives, sixes,
and sevens. Just imagine that, miraculously, the first
96 cards out of the shoe ire the 32 fives, sixes,
and sevens. Our point count would still not suggest
an advantage for the `Player!'
-1.23508 + 32(3.49+4.69+3.39)/320 = -.078(%)
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