Mines Games Easy Win Casino Advantage and Paytables in Commission
Now, this is where the main difference between commission and no commission baccarat lies. In the standard version of the game, the dealer deducts the 5% commission only from winning Banker wagers. The drawing rules of the game are such that the Banker hand ends up with a slightly higher win frequency, i.e. it wins more often than it loses.
Probabilities for the Banker Hand
Probabilities for the Player Hand
Banker Hand in No Commission Baccarat
Casino Advantage in Commission and No Commission Baccarat
You have probably guessed where this is going, so let’s examine how the absence of commission affects the house edge of the game. Since the commission only applies to winning Banker hands, it has no impact on the house edge of Player bets – it remains the same at 1.24%.
With the commission in place, the casino holds a 1.06% advantage on the Banker proposition in the standard version of the game. In contrast, the house edge for the Banker side climbs to 1.46% in commission-free variants, which corresponds to a 17% increase.
Respectively, the aggregate casino advantage in conventional baccarat is only 1.15%, while that at no commission tables jumps to 1.35%. It follows that players are better off when they pay the commission as they still end up losing less money in the long term.