Some more facts ;
1. Look at any old shoe you have and up all the hands with runs of 3 or less.....most shoes will have runs of 3 or less between 65% and 90 % of the total hands in the shoe.
For example: PBPBPB
P P B B
There are 14 hands and only 2 hands below than the " 3" line.
% of hands above the 3 line = 12/14 = about 85 %
Check out some of your old shoes,,,,,some shoes are 85% to 90% above the 3 line.
2, Next time you play, look and see which side is ahead after the first 4 cards are dealt. Whoever is ahead after the first 4 cards will win the hand between 65 % and 100 % of the time, depending on the shoe.
Example, Player has a 2 and a 1 total of 3.
Banker has 2 aces for total of 2. Player will win the hand between 65 % and 100 % of the time since Player is ahead 3 to 2.
Player has a 4 and an ace total of 5. Banker has a 2 and a 4, total of 6. Banker will win between 65% and 100 % of the time since Banker is ahead 6 to 5.
Player has an ace and an 8 for natural 9 and banker has a 2 and a 3, total of 5. Player of course wins 100 % of the time.
Reason is that the side which is behind has to "catch up" with the side which is ahead.
So next time you play, just look at the first 4 cards, and if you bet Banker and Banker has a 2 and a 3 total of 5, and Player has a 4 and a 3, total of 7, get ready to chalk up another frustrating baccarat loss.
If you would like to really beat bac, try to determine which side will be ahead after the first 4 cards and you will win between 65% and 100% of your bets,,,,,,assuming the casino doesn't throw you out first.
Of course, that's easier said than done.