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Thursday, June 27, 2002 Hello everyone, Last night I was going through the Zumma tester book: 72 Days at the Baccarat Table by Erick St. Germain, scrolling through random pages. At the end of each shoe, there is a statistics table showing the number of Banker and Player decisions. At times the difference between those two numbers is pretty close. However, most of the time this difference ranges between 6 and 16. Shoe number 105, for instance, shows 42 Banker versus 27 Player decisions. Shoe number 161, on the other hand, shows 27 Banker versus 41 Player decisions. It would be nice if we knew beforehand if there will be more Player or Banker decisions. Then winning would be a piece of cake, wouldn't it? We would just bet on only Player bet or Banker bets. But unfortunately, there is no way of knowing this before starting to bet on a specific shoe and completing all bets on that shoe. What we surely do know, though, is that there will be a difference between the number of Player and Banker decisions. Why don't we then bet on this difference? Then the number of units we can win until the end of the shoe will be up to the amount of this difference. The idea is that if there will be more Player decisions, we should be betting on Player, if there will be more Banker decisions, we should be betting on Banker bets. How do we synchronize then our bets towards the Banker or the Player side? A very simple method I thought of is to note this difference from the very beginning of the shoe by counting the number of Player and Banker decisions. Then we bet on whichever side has the greater count. This way, at the end of the shoe, if we had more Player decisions, we will have bet on the Player side and if we had more Banker decisions, we will have bet on the Banker side automatically. I have tested this on quite a few shoes and it works quite well. Let's take shoe number 105 and see how this method works. Zumma Shoe # 105 Read the table in the format: Sequence/Decision/Count B's/Count P's/Next Bet/Bet On/Win or Lose/Bet Amount/Cash/Net Profit 1 P 0 1 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $0 2 B 1 1 No Bet P L $100 $100 $100 3 P 1 2 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $100 4 P 1 3 P P W $100 $100 $0 5 B 2 3 P P L $100 $100 $100 6 B 3 3 No Bet P L $100 $100 $200 7 B 4 3 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $200 8 B 5 3 B B W $100 $95 $105 9 P 5 4 B B L $100 $100 $205 10 B 6 4 B B W $100 $95 $110 11 P 6 5 B B L $100 $100 $210 12 B 7 5 B B W $100 $95 $115 13 B 8 5 B B W $100 $95 $20 14 B 9 5 B B W $100 $95 $75 15 B 10 5 B B W $100 $95 $170 16 B 11 5 B B W $100 $95 $265 17 B 12 5 B B W $100 $95 $360 18 P 12 6 B B L $100 $100 $260 19 B 13 6 B B W $100 $95 $355 20 P 13 7 B B L $100 $100 $255 21 B 14 7 B B W $100 $95 $350 22 P 14 8 B B L $100 $100 $250 23 B 15 8 B B W $100 $95 $345 24 B 16 8 B B W $100 $95 $440 25 B 17 8 B B W $100 $95 $535 26 P 17 9 B B L $100 $100 $435 27 B 18 9 B B W $100 $95 $530 28 P 18 10 B B L $100 $100 $430 29 B 19 10 B B W $100 $95 $525 30 P 19 11 B B L $100 $100 $425 31 P 19 12 B B L $100 $100 $325 32 B 20 12 B B W $100 $95 $420 33 B 21 12 B B W $100 $95 $515 34 B 22 12 B B W $100 $95 $610 35 B 23 12 B B W $100 $95 $705 36 B 24 12 B B W $100 $95 $800 37 B 25 12 B B W $100 $95 $895 38 B 26 12 B B W $100 $95 $990 39 B 27 12 B B W $100 $95 $1,085 40 B 28 12 B B W $100 $95 $1,180 41 P 28 13 B B L $100 $100 $1,080 42 P 28 14 B B L $100 $100 $980 43 P 28 15 B B L $100 $100 $880 44 B 29 15 B B W $100 $95 $975 45 B 30 15 B B W $100 $95 $1,070 46 B 31 15 B B W $100 $95 $1,165 47 B 32 15 B B W $100 $95 $1,260 48 B 33 15 B B W $100 $95 $1,355 49 P 33 16 B B L $100 $100 $1,255 50 P 33 17 B B L $100 $100 $1,155 51 B 34 17 B B W $100 $95 $1,250 52 B 35 17 B B W $100 $95 $1,345 53 B 36 17 B B W $100 $95 $1,440 54 P 36 18 B B L $100 $100 $1,340 55 B 37 18 B B W $100 $95 $1,435 56 B 38 18 B B W $100 $95 $1,530 57 P 38 19 B B L $100 $100 $1,430 58 P 38 20 B B L $100 $100 $1,330 59 P 38 21 B B L $100 $100 $1,230 60 B 39 21 B B W $100 $95 $1,325 61 P 39 22 B B L $100 $100 $1,225 62 B 40 22 B B W $100 $95 $1,320 63 P 40 23 B B L $100 $100 $1,220 64 B 41 23 B B W $100 $95 $1,315 65 P 41 24 B B L $100 $100 $1,215 66 P 41 25 B B L $100 $100 $1,115 67 B 42 25 B B W $100 $95 $1,210 68 P 42 26 B B L $100 $100 $1,110 69 P 42 27 B B L $100 $100 $1,010 You come to the Baccarat table. You don't bet on the very first decision. You see what it is, and you start counting them. If it's a Player, you register one under column Count P's. If it's a Banker, you register 1 under column Count B's. You do that for every decision. As more Player decisions come, you increment the count under column Count P's and as more Banker decisions come, you increment the count under column Count B's and so on. If the count of either Banker of Player is greater, that determines your next bet. If the number under Count P's is greater you bet on Player on your next decision. If the number under Count B's is greater, you bet on Banker on your next decision. In shoe 105 above, the first decision is a P. We register 1 under column Count P's and 0 under column Count B's. So, we know we will bet on P on our next bet, since the number of Count P's is now greater than Count B's. In sequence 2, a Banker decision comes up. We lose that bet. Registering the counts, we have now 1 for P's and 1 for B's. Since this count is equal, we don't bet on our next bet. A P comes up in sequence 3. Now the count is greater for P's and we bet P on our next bet. A P comes up in sequence 4. We win that bet. You must have noticed that we just need to use flat bets and I happen to chose $100 units. The table takes into account Banker commissions when we win on Banker decisions. You can see the amount of bet, how much we cash or lose and the net profit calculations at the three last columns respectively. In sequence 4, the count of the P's grows again and is greater than the count of B's. So we bet on P on our next bet. In sequence 5, a B comes up. We lose that bet. The count is still greater on the P's. So we bet P again on our next bet. In sequence 6, a B comes up again. We lose that bet, too. The count of P's and B's become the same. So we don't bet on our next bet. We won't bet until one the counts become greater. In sequence 7, a B comes up again. Now the count becomes greater for B's, which determines that we should bet B on our next bet. So we bet B and in sequence 8, a B comes up. We win that bet. The count increases for B's. So we decide to bet B again for our next bet. In sequence 9, a P shows up. We lose that bet. We increment the count for the P's, but the count of the B's is still greater. So we decide to bet on B on our next bet. In sequence 10, a B shows up. We win that bet. We increment the count for the B's and leave the count for the P's the same. If you notice, after sequence 10, the count for the B's remains greater than the count for the P's until the remainder of the shoe. Therefore, we keep betting B until sequence 69, the end of the shoe. The Banker side remains dominant and makes us a winner, profiting exactly $1,010 for the entire shoe. Let's now take the other shoe, number 161, where the number of Players were greater than the number of Bankers and see if the method will be able to synchronize to the side which has the greater difference. Zumma Shoe # 161 Sequence/Decision/Count B's/Count P's/Next Bet/Bet On/Win or Lose/Bet Amount/Cash/Net Profit 1 P 0 1 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $0 2 P 0 2 P P W $100 $100 $100 3 P 0 3 P P W $100 $100 $200 4 P 0 4 P P W $100 $100 $300 5 B 1 4 P P L $100 $100 $200 6 P 1 5 P P W $100 $100 $300 7 P 1 6 P P W $100 $100 $400 8 P 1 7 P P W $100 $100 $500 9 B 2 7 P P L $100 $100 $400 10 B 3 7 P P L $100 $100 $300 11 P 3 8 P P W $100 $100 $400 12 B 4 8 P P L $100 $100 $300 13 P 4 9 P P W $100 $100 $400 14 B 5 9 P P L $100 $100 $300 15 B 6 9 P P L $100 $100 $200 16 P 6 10 P P W $100 $100 $300 17 P 6 11 P P W $100 $100 $400 18 P 6 12 P P W $100 $100 $500 19 B 7 12 P P L $100 $100 $400 20 P 7 13 P P W $100 $100 $500 21 P 7 14 P P W $100 $100 $600 22 P 7 15 P P W $100 $100 $700 23 P 7 16 P P W $100 $100 $800 24 B 8 16 P P L $100 $100 $700 25 B 9 16 P P L $100 $100 $600 26 P 9 17 P P W $100 $100 $700 27 P 9 18 P P W $100 $100 $800 28 B 10 18 P P L $100 $100 $700 29 B 11 18 P P L $100 $100 $600 30 B 12 18 P P L $100 $100 $500 31 P 12 19 P P W $100 $100 $600 32 P 12 20 P P W $100 $100 $700 33 B 13 20 P P L $100 $100 $600 34 P 13 21 P P W $100 $100 $700 35 P 13 22 P P W $100 $100 $800 36 P 13 23 P P W $100 $100 $900 37 B 14 23 P P L $100 $100 $800 38 P 14 24 P P W $100 $100 $900 39 B 15 24 P P L $100 $100 $800 40 P 15 25 P P W $100 $100 $900 41 B 16 25 P P L $100 $100 $800 42 P 16 26 P P W $100 $100 $900 43 B 17 26 P P L $100 $100 $800 44 P 17 27 P P W $100 $100 $900 45 P 17 28 P P W $100 $100 $1,000 46 B 18 28 P P L $100 $100 $900 47 P 18 29 P P W $100 $100 $1,000 48 P 18 30 P P W $100 $100 $1,100 49 B 19 30 P P L $100 $100 $1,000 50 P 19 31 P P W $100 $100 $1,100 51 P 19 32 P P W $100 $100 $1,200 52 P 19 33 P P W $100 $100 $1,300 53 B 20 33 P P L $100 $100 $1,200 54 P 20 34 P P W $100 $100 $1,300 55 P 20 35 P P W $100 $100 $1,400 56 P 20 36 P P W $100 $100 $1,500 57 P 20 37 P P W $100 $100 $1,600 58 B 21 37 P P L $100 $100 $1,500 59 P 21 38 P P W $100 $100 $1,600 60 P 21 39 P P W $100 $100 $1,700 61 B 22 39 P P L $100 $100 $1,600 62 B 23 39 P P L $100 $100 $1,500 63 B 24 39 P P L $100 $100 $1,400 64 P 24 40 P P W $100 $100 $1,500 65 B 25 40 P P L $100 $100 $1,400 66 P 25 41 P P W $100 $100 $1,500 67 B 26 41 P P L $100 $100 $1,400 68 B 27 41 P P L $100 $100 $1,300 As you can see, since the count of the P's starts and remains always greater than the B's, we end up betting on Player only through the entire shoe and make up to 17 units of profits. The only time this method will not work too well, is when the count of the P's and the B's fluctuates frequently and the dominant side alternates from B's to P's very often. Shoe # 369 is such an example: Zumma Shoe # 369 Sequence/Decision/Count B's/Count P's/Next Bet/Bet On/Win or Lose/Bet Amount/Cash/Net Profit 1 B 1 0 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $0 2 P 1 1 No Bet B L $100 $100 $100 3 B 2 1 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $100 4 B 3 1 B B W $100 $95 $5 5 P 3 2 B B L $100 $100 $105 6 P 3 3 No Bet B L $100 $100 $205 7 P 3 4 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $205 8 P 3 5 P P W $100 $100 $105 9 B 4 5 P P L $100 $100 $205 10 P 4 6 P P W $100 $100 $105 11 B 5 6 P P L $100 $100 $205 12 B 6 6 No Bet P L $100 $100 $305 13 B 7 6 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $305 14 P 7 7 No Bet B L $100 $100 $405 15 B 8 7 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $405 16 P 8 8 No Bet B L $100 $100 $505 17 B 9 8 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $505 18 P 9 9 No Bet B L $100 $100 $605 19 P 9 10 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $605 20 P 9 11 P P W $100 $100 $505 21 B 10 11 P P L $100 $100 $605 22 P 10 12 P P W $100 $100 $505 23 B 11 12 P P L $100 $100 $605 24 B 12 12 No Bet P L $100 $100 $705 25 P 12 13 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $705 26 B 13 13 No Bet P L $100 $100 $805 27 P 13 14 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $805 28 B 14 14 No Bet P L $100 $100 $905 29 B 15 14 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $905 30 P 15 15 No Bet B L $100 $100 $1,005 31 B 16 15 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $1,005 32 B 17 15 B B W $100 $95 $910 33 B 18 15 B B W $100 $95 $815 34 P 18 16 B B L $100 $100 $915 35 P 18 17 B B L $100 $100 $1,015 36 B 19 17 B B W $100 $95 $920 37 P 19 18 B B L $100 $100 $1,020 38 B 20 18 B B W $100 $95 $925 39 B 21 18 B B W $100 $95 $830 40 P 21 19 B B L $100 $100 $930 41 B 22 19 B B W $100 $95 $835 42 B 23 19 B B W $100 $95 $740 43 B 24 19 B B W $100 $95 $645 44 P 24 20 B B L $100 $100 $745 45 P 24 21 B B L $100 $100 $845 46 P 24 22 B B L $100 $100 $945 47 B 25 22 B B W $100 $95 $850 48 P 25 23 B B L $100 $100 $950 49 B 26 23 B B W $100 $95 $855 50 P 26 24 B B L $100 $100 $955 51 B 27 24 B B W $100 $95 $860 52 B 28 24 B B W $100 $95 $765 53 B 29 24 B B W $100 $95 $670 54 B 30 24 B B W $100 $95 $575 55 P 30 25 B B L $100 $100 $675 56 P 30 26 B B L $100 $100 $775 57 B 31 26 B B W $100 $95 $680 58 B 32 26 B B W $100 $95 $585 59 B 33 26 B B W $100 $95 $490 60 P 33 27 B B L $100 $100 $590 61 P 33 28 B B L $100 $100 $690 62 P 33 29 B B L $100 $100 $790 63 P 33 30 B B L $100 $100 $890 64 P 33 31 B B L $100 $100 $990 65 B 34 31 B B W $100 $95 $895 66 P 34 32 B B L $100 $100 $995 We are never ahead at any stage during this shoe. The good thing is that we are using flat bets only and that we don't lose more than 10 units at most. Let's take then a typical shoe, where the difference between Banker and Player decisions is 6. Shoe # 393 has 33 Banker decisions and 39 Player decisions. Let's see how the method will perform. Zumma Shoe #393 Sequence/Decision/Count B's/Count P's/Next Bet/Bet On/Win or Lose/Bet Amount/Cash/Net Profit 1 B 1 0 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $0 2 P 1 1 No Bet B L $100 $100 $100 3 P 1 2 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $100 4 B 2 2 No Bet P L $100 $100 $200 5 P 2 3 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $200 6 B 3 3 No Bet P L $100 $100 $300 7 B 4 3 B No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $300 8 B 5 3 B B W $100 $95 $205 9 B 6 3 B B W $100 $95 $110 10 B 7 3 B B W $100 $95 $15 11 B 8 3 B B W $100 $95 $80 12 P 8 4 B B L $100 $100 $20 13 P 8 5 B B L $100 $100 $120 14 P 8 6 B B L $100 $100 $220 15 P 8 7 B B L $100 $100 $320 16 P 8 8 No Bet B L $100 $100 $420 17 P 8 9 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $420 18 B 9 9 No Bet P L $100 $100 $520 19 P 9 10 P No Bet No Bet $0 $0 $520 20 P 9 11 P P W $100 $100 $420 21 P 9 12 P P W $100 $100 $320 22 P 9 13 P P W $100 $100 $220 23 B 10 13 P P L $100 $100 $320 24 P 10 14 P P W $100 $100 $220 25 B 11 14 P P L $100 $100 $320 26 P 11 15 P P W $100 $100 $220 27 B 12 15 P P L $100 $100 $320 28 P 12 16 P P W $100 $100 $220 29 P 12 17 P P W $100 $100 $120 30 P 12 18 P P W $100 $100 $20 31 P 12 19 P P W $100 $100 $80 32 P 12 20 P P W $100 $100 $180 33 P 12 21 P P W $100 $100 $280 34 B 13 21 P P L $100 $100 $180 35 B 14 21 P P L $100 $100 $80 36 P 14 22 P P W $100 $100 $180 37 B 15 22 P P L $100 $100 $80 38 B 16 22 P P L $100 $100 $20 39 B 17 22 P P L $100 $100 $120 40 P 17 23 P P W $100 $100 $20 41 P 17 24 P P W $100 $100 $80 42 P 17 25 P P W $100 $100 $180 43 B 18 25 P P L $100 $100 $80 44 B 19 25 P P L $100 $100 $20 45 P 19 26 P P W $100 $100 $80 46 B 20 26 P P L $100 $100 $20 47 P 20 27 P P W $100 $100 $80 48 B 21 27 P P L $100 $100 $20 49 B 22 27 P P L $100 $100 $120 50 P 22 28 P P W $100 $100 $20 51 B 23 28 P P L $100 $100 $120 52 B 24 28 P P L $100 $100 $220 53 P 24 29 P P W $100 $100 $120 54 P 24 30 P P W $100 $100 $20 55 B 25 30 P P L $100 $100 $120 56 P 25 31 P P W $100 $100 $20 57 B 26 31 P P L $100 $100 $120 58 B 27 31 P P L $100 $100 $220 59 B 28 31 P P L $100 $100 $320 60 P 28 32 P P W $100 $100 $220 61 P 28 33 P P W $100 $100 $120 62 P 28 34 P P W $100 $100 $20 63 P 28 35 P P W $100 $100 $80 64 P 28 36 P P W $100 $100 $180 65 P 28 37 P P W $100 $100 $280 66 B 29 37 P P L $100 $100 $180 67 B 30 37 P P L $100 $100 $80 68 P 30 38 P P W $100 $100 $180 69 B 31 38 P P L $100 $100 $80 70 P 31 39 P P W $100 $100 $180 71 B 32 39 P P L $100 $100 $80 72 B 33 39 P P L $100 $100 $20 In a typical situation such as this one, we break about even. In shoes, where the difference between the Player and Banker decisions is greater, we will surely end up with positive unit numbers which will equal to the number of this difference minus the number of fluctuations between B's and P's on our Next Bet column. This number of fluctuations should not be too big, as one side eventually dominates the other when the difference is great. So when the difference is great, your bets do make a difference in this method. You can definitely try the above method in one of the 4 following online casinos I trust the most, as they are Safe Bet certified and approved by Verisign and most importantly, I had a great experience and success using their software, not mentioning the wonderful customer support and flexibility in the way you can make your payments and cashins. Those 4 casinos are: Caribbean Gold, English Harbour, Silver Dollar and SuperSlots. They all have $50 to $100 match bonus on your initial deposits. 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