the point count misses this situation, though, for
the actual expectation with precise calculation is
+.016(%), nevertheless hardly worth wagering on since
the expected earning on a $1000 wager would be only
10! This also illustrates how the point count, although
measuring the actual 1.251% change in advantage rather
ill as 1.157(%), is quite prone to being on the wrong
side of the small advantage bets. And, of course,
most of the advantages which occur in baccarat are
More extensive simulations suggest the following about
the ultimate counts' behavior:
you used them to pick the least negative expectation
(rather than to raise your bet on putatively advantageous
situations) and selected that wager suggested by the
count values as best, you could improve on the -1.06%
`Bank' expectation (the best wager) by an average
of .09% per hand. That is, betting the same amount
on every hand, but picking the hand with highest estimated
expectation, you would play with an expected loss
of .97% of your constant wager.
(b) The ultimate count is worthless for diagnosing
favorable `Tie' bets. And of course, it is the `Tie'
which provides most of the opportunity to profit,
small as it is.
(c) Betting on `Bank' or `Player' whenever the ultimate
counts suggest an advantage, not wagering otherwise,
would yield a profit of .07% of your agreed upon maximum
bet per shoe in Atlantic City (virtually nothing in
Las Vegas). Assuming you'll wager $1000 whenever you
get the go-ahead, this translates into an expected
earning of 70 cents per shoe = 70 cents per hour.
in an eight hour day you might make three bets.
Online Poker Guru Tips
in order to have a low hand, you must
have five unpaired cards with the
rank of eight or lower in poker games.
When you're dealt an ace, it's like
receiving two cards for the price
of one, and that's worth remembering.
This often creates large pots, since
some poker players are trying to make
a high hand, while others are hoping
to make the best low hand. If you've
been alert, you've just learned something
very important about 7-stud/8 in poker
games. Aces can be used as both the
highest and lowest card in the deck.