Baccarat Vs Blackjack 9 or 21

04/01/2013
By Tommie ClarkGoogle
It is no secret that casinos earn their top dollar on the tables from arguably two of the most played card games in the history of gambling.

In the West the game is Blackjack 21 where punters ‘hit’, ‘stand’, ‘double down’ and ‘split’ their way into the cash, but on the other side of the globe a game of nines takes the limelight. In the Asian East a game called Baccarat has taken to the casino floors and if you venture over to Macau it is difficult not to notice the flock of guests over at the Baccarat tables, meanwhile, close by there is a thinned out crowd hovering at the Blackjack tables.

The main attractions to the game are said to be the fact that your hand never goes bust, thus still plays, and the 2 way betting options give fairer odds. In Blackjack if your total hand totals above 21 then your hand is ‘bust’ and your bet is lost. In Baccarat, however the winning number is 9 with the options of betting on whether the ‘Banker’ will win with a hand closer to 9 or if the player will be closer to 9.

Another great feature of Baccarat is the 8-1 bet on the dealer and the player’s hands resulting in a tie. The house edge is said to be 14.4% on this bet, thus many players have a strategy that counts the odds of a tie. Players will use the laws of probability to calculate when they believe is a high chance of a tie. The idea is to bet repeatedly on the ‘tie’ bet and hit the payout in less than 8 bets, which the lower the number of bets the higher the profit.



A tie generally happens only 9.55% of the time, so there is a chance of a tie once in every 10 hands. Given the odds are 8-1 for this bet and the odds of a tie are 10-1 players have to miss 2 bets on the Tie every 10 hands to break even. If the tie comes at any time when the player has taken their bet off the tie then the player stands to make a heavy loss on the investment, which is why the timing takes a lot of hours at the Baccarat tables hence its popularity in Asia.

Blackjack also offers similar side betting options, but at most smaller casinos the standard Blackjack tables can only be found. However, online casinos have a variety of tables where different versions of Blackjack offer various side games. For example, some side bets include options to bet on the suit and color of the cards dealt. Most skilled online Blackjack players find a particular side bet that offers favorable odds and then apply strategies similar to the Baccarat side bet on the tie. 



With Blackjack’s ability to diversify this seems to give it a strong edge in the West, but Baccarat is a force to be reckoned with on the casino floors of the East. Blackjack is also found in European and American versions of the game, but Baccarat has various versions of the game throughout Asia sometimes using dominos as well board games. The rules and odds will also change on different streets of Asia than the style and odds normally found in the casinos.


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