Category Archives: Advantage Play

How to Identify a Baccarat Scammer, Fraudster, Liar, Troll or Delusional Bragger


If you are interesting in gambling topics, you run into these folks all the time on message boards, Facebook, in YouTube comments and elsewhere on Social Media. The question is if there is a simple test to know whether someone has a potentially valid way to beat the game of baccarat, or if they are more likely a scammer, fraudster, liar, troll or delusional bragger. The answer is “yes” — there is a very simple test that will let you know exactly who you are dealing with.

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Top Ten Baccarat Scams and Lies


There are mathematically sound and proven ways to beat the game of baccarat. Unfortunately, very little of what is available in print, on websites, in vlogs or on YouTube channels is mathematically sound. Even worse, most of it is produced by scammers who are seeking to make a profit from their scams by overtly lying.

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Fourteen Legal Ways to Beat the House that Aren’t Blackjack Card Counting


If you ask gamblers to tell you a method to beat the house, they’ll usually talk about blackjack card counting or poker players. They’ll say how smart you have to be to count cards, and they’ll lament the years they spent as a losing poker player (or lie about it).

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Eight Legal Ways to Beat Baccarat that Aren’t Card Counting


Baccarat players are unique among casino gamblers in their beliefs in nonsense: that they have mysterious powers of pre-cognition, that they have superb analytical powers of meaningless patterns, that luck and superstition can impact the house edge. But, the casinos continue to earn at exactly the predicted rate. In other words, none of that nonsense works.

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Eleven Legal Ways to Beat Blackjack that Aren’t Card Counting


Beating the house is what many gamblers go to a casino to do. Unfortunately, the most common method that players attempt is almost certainly doomed to failure. I’m talking about ordinary blackjack card counting. From the sheer difficulty of the method to the hyper-awareness of casino staff to bankroll fluctuations, ordinary blackjack card counting is the last method a player should attempt.

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Beating the Baccarat Pairs Bet (Video)


The baccarat pairs bet is the most common side bet in baccarat internationally. The wager is that the first two cards dealt to the Player hand are a pair (the same rank). There is also a “Banker Pair” wager. Winning pairs bets pay 11-to-1. What is not as commonly known is just how vulnerable this side bet is to advantage play and cheating.

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