Posted onMay 29, 2021|Comments Off on Why Baccarat Card Counting Sucks
[This article appears at 888casino.com, but folks in some countries can’t access it. Due to the popularity of this article, I am reposting it here. Gratitude to 888 for permission to re-post.]
From time to time the question of card counting in baccarat comes up. Because baccarat is dealt from a shoe, it follows that the odds for the banker/player/tie bets change as cards are dealt. As more and more cards are dealt, a counter will get an ever more precise estimation of the composition of the cards that remain. Continue reading →
I am announcing the release of a new statistical blackjack side bet analysis VBA Excel spreadsheet. You can find it in the downloads section of this blog, or just CLICK HERE.
This spreadsheet allows the user to compute the house edge for any pay table, any number of decks for a number of popular blackjack side bets. In addition, this spreadsheet allows the user to input a custom shoe composition or to follow the play of a shoe in real-time and get updated edges after each hand. This facilitates computation of EORs to develop counting systems, assists online play and also allows surveillance to assess if a player is using a system to get an edge.
Exciting news! I have completed what I consider to be the first “full release” of the Statistical Baccarat Analyzer and Baccarat Shoe Risk Analysis spreadsheets. You can download the latest version here: