Baccarat 99 is a baccarat side bet, seen on multi-game machines called Casino Wizard. The bet wins if at least one side gets a natural nine.
The rules are quite simple. If the Player side only has a natural nine, then the Lucky 99 bet pays 2 for 1. If the Banker side only has a natural nine, then the Lucky 99 bet pays 5 for 1. If both sides have a natural nine, then the Lucky 99 bet pays 25 for 1.
The following table shows my analysis of Lucky 99. The bottom right cell shows an expected return of 82.58%. In other words, a house edge of 17.42% (ouch!).
Lucky 99 Analysis
|Player and banker natural nines||25||44,838,810,157,056||0.008971||0.224266|
|Banker natural nine||5||429,522,620,252,160||0.085932||0.429660|
|Player natural nine||2||429,522,620,252,160||0.085932||0.171864|
|No naturals 9's||0||4,094,514,224,841,980||0.819165||0.000000|
Written by: Michael Shackleford