Why Most "Systems" Lose
Most, if not all Baccarat "systems" stay in one spot and repeat themselves over and over with the same mechanical rules. The inherent random nature of the game will unduly pick the system apart over time and render it harmless. The point of getting an edge in Baccarat is to turn this scenario back over towards the casino and have you pick the shoe apart instead using a Baccarat method of play instead. We know we can not stay in one spot and be effective in beating a game that is always changing up its face on us. We need to fight "like with like" and then refine our results to create a predictable pattern from what was once indefinable. What we have done in this regard is created order from chaos, the legitimate answer to the Baccarat code.
How Can This Game Be Beaten?
The casino hits on such a small edge in Baccar and it is inevitable someone was going to figure out the DNA of this game and really hammer away at it. The problems players have been coming across is the chaos of the decisions within the shoe (s) and the fact no one knows what the next hand is going to consistently bring.
I will tell you now I do not attempt to try and know this either and a player should not bank on this illusion or wishful thinking. We do not and can not know what every hand will bring based on the last or series of past events, since each hand is separate from the others. On the other hand, the shoe as a "whole entity" can be worked through to have identifiable patterns exposed through it.
Flat Betting - A Real Advantage
A player should use flat betting only while playing. Using a flat betting approach is the premier way of playing Baccarat because of the low risk it entails and the fact you do not have to throw more money at the game to come away with a profit. In addition, you can bet larger amounts because you do not have to double your wager after every loss like with a Martingale bet selection. Flat betting is the only way to know if a method has a real advantage over the game and casino experts always say, "if you can not beat if flat betting, do not try at all." I agree with this point and use flat betting every time I play at the tables.