I got news a team of 10 players recently made a serious dent in the baccarat bankroll of one US casino, heavily betting on dragon bonus.
Everyone here knows how the dragon bonus works and I guess most part of you have read the Jacobsen topic about that.http://apheat.net/2012/08/12/card-counting-the-dragon-bonus-baccarat-side-bet/
It sounds this team had heavily and simultaneously bet mainly the "before last" and last hand of any shoe after having counted the cards removed from the deck.
Let's summarize a bit.
Dragon bonus is a bet where you bet the winning hand will win by a fair percentage of points over the losing one (minimum set at 4 or more points).
By a proper and accurate card counting, players could get an advantage expecially on the latest portions of a shoe.
Cards which lessen the probability of having a 4+ points gap mostly are Aces, 2s and 3s.
Cards enhancing the dragon bonus factor are 8s and 9s (7s too, at a lesser degree).
For obvious reasons, dragon bonus Player bet will show better perfomances than the same Banker bet, having the first bet about a 4 times lower negative edge than the counterpart.
The team after having accurately counted every card, waited the right circumstances to bet the very last hands of some shoes, getting the best of it by far.
Rumors suggested they solely bet when the 8s-9s-paints ratio was higher at some degree than other card combinations, thus simultaneously betting huge sums either on the player dragon bonus side and inferior amounts on banker side, without waiting other "perfect card distribution" situations.
Surely they got long positive transitory variance outcomes, let's think about winning a 30-1 proportion having had the luck to encounter a 9-0 third card or a 0-9 third card scenario.
Anyway, the simultaneous steady "good luck" and accurately selected flow raised the casino's heat ending up with the ban of those "lucky" end-shoe bettors.
Moreover and for good measure, the casino erased the dragon bonus bets from the baccarat tables, the like dragon and panda bets are steadily disappearing in our beloved felts.