"4.In spite of what you read on this or other forums about high $$$$ winnings and high percentage winning bets, in the game of baccarat, losses of 7,8,9,10 or 12 hands in a row ( in the same shoe or 2 consecutive shoes ) unfortunately occur periodically...and if someone disagrees with this, they are delusional and should immediately seek out a mental health professional."
There are most certainly high dollar wins at all casinos on sporadic and varying basis. However, the casinos win is usually in greater amounts on a consistent basis, taking into effect 24/7/365 play at most.
I do witness most losing against the casino a few times a week when I am at the casinos. I am not a full time 8 to 15 hour a day player, every day. However, I have numerous friends, and professional contacts that are usually telling me about something at one of the casinos every day, day in and day out. And usually there are not very many high dollar wins overall where everyone won and every one cashed out and left. Coupled with the fact, in most cases those people are right back playing larger and harder and losing it all plus additional funds. Most every one of them, at least 9 out of 10 anyway, in my experience, knowledge and witnessing.
If your statement was directed towards me, yes I do write about and highlight the few great shoes as a prime example oif what is possible and how we approached it, if I was there. The losing sessions and shoes are so redundant and so common, they only highlight what I call using my Money Management Method and risking the buy in, not your bank roll.
The only way I can see to profit at baccarat since I do not do the grind and make $100 to $300 a day, because I choose to get all of my family, housing, life and savings covered by my career, not gambling. Gambling has been good to me at times and has certainly allowed me many vacations, great times, extra cash and other things I have written about.
But as far as rigging and the casino taking or paying out, usually they cover themselves with the lost money by the players that lost by far, as compared to those that won sizable amounts. I do not personally believe the games are rigged. The consequences in most all states from their gaming control boards would ultimately be criminal charges and they would love to bring those is discovered. I have family members in five states involved within the casino industry and I have knowledge as to what can or would happen if some form of rigging was actually brought to the gaming control officials.
And yes, by far, the average is lots of losing hands as compared to the winning hands. The few (or fewer) times the largest money is continually paid, as compared to the losing collections from the players, are less on a consistent all-day every-day schedule.
And finally yes, losses of 7 to 15 times in a row are extremely common even in winning session. Of course. That is why I have detailed my money management method and when I stick by it, I win and walk with the winnings and when I do not, I give it back or severely get hurt. I have written about this, took my time to explain and have been chastised and belittled because of sharing real life baccarat experience.