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Greetings,

Does anybody know of a guide to interpret the Tote Boards of a Baccarat table?

Tried searching the forum and internet... how hard can it be?

I understand the basic P B and T section of the screen after every hand is played... but what about Big Eye, Cockroach and etc.? Not that I will be using this data with NOR but it's good to know... have an understanding and why... in case someone asks...

Many Thanks once again...

Peter

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Greetings,

Does anybody know of a guide to interpret the Tote Boards of a Baccarat table?

Tried searching the forum and internet... how hard can it be?

I understand the basic P B and T section of the screen after every hand is played... but what about Big Eye, Cockroach and etc.? Not that I will be using this data with NOR but it's good to know... have an understanding and why... in case someone asks...

Many Thanks once again...

Peter

Google is our friend.

Here is an excellent explanation of what all of that means and how it came to be. A long read, but interesting if you're into the Roads and Roaches.

MVS

http://www.worldgamingmag.com/en/gaming/gaming-insights/item/70-fate-in-the-cards-understanding-baccarat-trends

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Peter, recognize that modern tote boards are designed to take advantage of the strange beliefs of Asian Players.

I watched the design of tote boards change with the advent of Asian Players who think Bac is an Asian game.

Actually, like BJ, it is French.

Naturals and noting how much either side won by is purely beside the point. But especially Asians

and a few others who copy their lead are intrigued by these meaningless numbers. The casinos are

more than happy to oblige them and design the boards to accommodate their weaknesses.

We use tote boards to enter the right games in progress with the right system.

BUT, once in the game, our score card design is far more important than the tote board.

Once in the game, there is little reason to look at the tote board again.

Yes, the closeness of B vs P might be interesting from an OTB4L standpoint

but that info is right there on your score card and, unlike the tote board,

you know your score card is right.

This is why it is important to keep your card clear and legible without error.

Also, don't take shortcuts. Play in columns of 20. Eventually you will learn to use the col of 20 information

to your advantage and be able to gauge the quality of the shoe thusly.

At least at first, keep an OR count on your card. This is FAR more important info than anything on the tote board.

The casinos know this. That is why it is NOT on the tote board.

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Google is our friend.

Here is an excellent explanation of what all of that means and how it came to be. A long read, but interesting if you're into the Roads and Roaches.

MVS

http://www.worldgamingmag.com/en/gaming/gaming-insights/item/70-fate-in-the-cards-understanding-baccarat-trends

This was sent to me by a friend I am passing it along to all you might find it interesting.

https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/baccarat-scoreboard/id725956678?mt=8

NormA

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FOLLOW THE SHOE

WHEN IN DOUBT WAIT IT OUT

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Thank NormA,

I was kind of looking for this a couple of months back and it has finally come out as an iOS app...! A very useful aid for practicing to notice patterns on a Tote Board and when it's best to choose and deploy the right NOR system from a distance.

E.g. what does a TT, F, Streak and S40, etc shoe look like on a Tote Board...?

Peter

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