Exchange Games: In Exchange Baccarat, what is the scorecard and the card counter?
Because Exchange Baccarat uses a shoe of 8 decks of cards, the cards dealt in previous games will affect the outcomes of future games dealt from the same shoe (and hence the odds of all selections). To ensure that every user is aware of all information the Card Counter has been included into the Game Movie for Baccarat. The Card Counter is a simple table which shows how many of each card is remaining in the shoe (out of a possible 32; 8 decks with 4 of each kind of card). The Card Counter also shows how many cards have been dealt so far and how many cards remain in the shoe.
You can find the Exchange Baccarat Scorecard in the right hand pane of the Exchange Baccarat Market View. You can turn off the scorecard view by unchecking the checkbox named 'View Scorecard' on the bottom of the right hand pane. The Scorecard is used by many Baccarat players to record the history of game outcomes. The Scorecard looks like the following:
In the example above, the scorecard represents the outcomes of six games in the following order:
1. Banker wins with 3
2. Banker wins with a natural 8
3. Player wins with 2
4. Banker wins with 3
6. Banker wins with natural 9
The scorecard is reset at the beginning of each shoe. Each column of the scorecard is filled from top to bottom, and once a column is filled, the scores start to fill the column to the right. Each cell of the scorecard represents a game outcome (Banker, Player or Tie) and the contents of the cell give further information about the game outcome. The three colours for the scorecard are Red, Green and Blue. Red is used to represent a Banker win, Blue represents a Player win and Green represents a tie. The number in the cell indicates the score of the winning hand. Numbers in bold indicate that the winning hand was a 'Natural' - i.e. a two card hand with a total score of 8 or 9.
Cells are filled in top to bottom within the current scorecard column, however in the event of a change of winner (from Banker to Player, or Player to Banker) the top cell of the next column is filled in (in the event of a Tie the same column is used). Each column basically represents the number of wins (or ties) in a row for either Player or Banker. You can use this information to see the distribution of wins over the past games for the current shoe. When the last column is used (far right column of the scorecard) and a new column is required, the far left column is removed from view, all columns move one position to the left and a new column is inserted into the right hand side of the scorecard.