Some players believe that they can use card counting techniques for Baccarat but I can assure you that it will never work nor have any impact on the outcome of your Baccarat sessions.
The reason is simple. Let’s say the casino you go to uses 8 decks of cards but if you are observant, you will notice that the cut-off marker is placed about 1 deck from the end i.e. at least one deck of cards will NOT be used in that session because when the hand being dealt hits that cut-off marker, that will be the last hand of the shoe.
So that means your 8 decks are now reduced to just 7 decks in reality.
Furthermore, before each hand is dealt, the casino will “burn” the first card and then proceed to deal the cards for PLAYER and BANKER.
Each shoe will generally have approximately 60 hands or so, which means that the casino will “burn” about 60+ cards that will also never be used in that session.
That takes the number of playable decks down to just 6 decks of cards.
If you’re trying to use a card counting strategy to give you a favorable betting signal you’re on an uphill battle as you will have no idea what value cards have been taken out of that session and your count would be very distorted.
If you want to have a chance to win consistently, you need to have several sound strategies under your belt and apply the appropriate strategy for appropriate circumstances.
At the end of the day, it will NOT be the house-edge that beats you, it will be your own poor bet selection that beats you. Period.