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Avoid the tie

Choosing a tie in Maria baccarat may seem like the most logical bet to take at the start of any game because it is the selection that rewards you the most at odds of 8/1.

However, the reason why the tie is so big in price is because it does not happen too often. It is probably wise to stick to either the player or dealer even though the returns are much shorter.

Statistics prove that the two hands are usually separated and it is quite rare for both the dealer and player to settle on the same score.

Because baccarat is based on chance and there is absolutely no way of influencing the outcome of your hand, it really doesn’t matter if you choose the player or dealer. Both have an equal chance of being successful so you want to vary the selection each time you play.

When starting out in this game for the first time you should think about keeping your stakes low until you get a feel of things. Although there are no strategies required, it usually takes a few spins or rounds of any game before you are 100% comfortable with everything. Once you are at that stage, you can increase your bet to something more at your level.

Temptation is always there in games which feature two even money shots to chase back your losses after a losing sequence. Martingale strategy is very popular even though a lot of people don’t realise they are doing it. This is because the player believes that their luck will eventually change and that as long as they keep increasing their stake, they will get back anything they had lost previously. More often than not it may work, however, you do have to be aware of the consequences.

Continuation Bet

A continuation bet (c-bet) is an action of betting on the flop when you are in the role as the pre flop aggressor (i.e. you have raised or re-raised pre flop). Playersplaying with their Unibet bonus will miss the flop more than they will hit it, and it is this reason alone that makes the c-bet a critical part of the game.

Continuation betting is all about balance. Sometimes you will bet with air and your opponent will fold, and other times you will bet with air and you will lose money as they call with better. Your job is to make sure that your c-bets are profitable over the long run. When you approach the game in this manner, a losing c-bet won’t faze you.

If you are playing in a weak, and passive game, then c-bet at every opportunity. But if you are playing in a more difficult game then the quality and type of player you are facing comes into question.


The action folds to you on the button and you open with [Jc] [8s]. The big blind calls and the flop is [Ks] [2d] [3c], the big blind checks, you c-bet and the big blind calls. The turn is the [4h].

In the above example, it is difficult to proceed against a very good player. The experienced players are expecting players to c-bet a high percentage of the time. This allows them to call with air with the strategy of taking the pot away from you on the turn or river. When you find yourself being exploited like this then go for the delayed c-bet strategy. Just check back the flop and bet the turn. This line can seem more credible, but again is very player dependent.

There used to be a time when a 100% c-betting strategy was optimal, but that’s a thing of the past. Today, you need to pay attention to your environment and act accordingly.