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Baccarat for the Clueless: A Beginner's Guide to Playing and Winning (Clueless Guides) Paperback – 28 Jan 1999

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In the movies, baccarat is played by smoothi es like James Bond for extremely high stakes, in evening dre ss and without emotion. This simple, easy to understand guid e makes it accessible to everyone and teaches the nuances of the game. '

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Extremely good 5 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
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I liked this book a lot, and it helped me win a few thousand dollars.(I'll probably lose it all back though). This is the best book I've read on baccarat. Some of it is a bit technical, but this is better than all the other books on baccarat which don't really say anything except bet on streaks and don't bet too much. I never thought of betting on ties before but May explains that while its usually a sucker bet, sometimes it can be very good value, like say when you have a lot of tens or a lot of even cards left.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Thorough insight to the the game of Baccarat. 7 Sept. 1999
By Stephan M. Kenny - Published on
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Having little knowledge of the game and only playing it once I decided to do some searching on the game. This book teaches you how to play the game as well as tricks to the game. I found that I learned the game and the history. I found out why statistically I should bet a certain way as well as counting certain cards to better my chances. This book will help the novice as well as polish the expert through some more technical parts of the game.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Best book if you truly want to win at Baccarat 11 Feb. 2001
By Jeffrey - Published on
Format: Paperback
I just want to say that John has a counting system in this book that is hard for the casino to beat. I have only been playing his system for about a week now and I am up about $1500 and I only started with about $200, I think with his system you can bet the casino over time, that is just my view, but I can tell you I have not been this lucky in all my life, I have been out to the casino 6 times and only lost once.
Thanks John :)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Remarkable study of the game of Baccarat 27 Feb. 2003
By Olivier Clementin - Published on
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This is probably the best book on Baccarat, and I preciously keep my copy for reference. John May's mastery of all historical, social and quantitative aspects of the game is remarkable. My only complaint is that the author tends to get carried away when he suggests "winning" strategies. Don't expect to find a practical way of making money in this book: unfortunately, a baccarat deck is much more stable than a blackjack deck. Still, if someone ever finds a winning strategy for baccarat, he will probably have read this book.
Finally, a very minor point: there is a small mistake in the description of the rules of Baccarat Banque... although since Baccarat Banque is hardly ever played today it does not really matter.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Baccarat For The Clueless (The Clueless Guides) 10 Sept. 2009
By Nukem - Published on
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Instruction on the game rules. Some methods of betting and improving the odds ever so slightly. Good book for a beginner.
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