Rules for the player hand: If the player's first two cards total 6 or more, then the player must stand without drawing a card. If the player's first two cards total 5 or less, the player must draw one additional card.
Rules for the banker hand: If the banker's first two cards total 7 or more, then the banker must stand without drawing a card. If the banker's first two cards total 0, 1, or 2, then the banker must draw one card.
If the banker's first two cards total 3, 4, 5, or 6, then whether the banker draws is determined by the whether the player drew, and if so the value of the player's draw card, as shown below.
For your hand, you have three options. You can bet the player hand, the bank hand or a tie hand. The tie hand is always going to benefit the casino by giving them an edge of about 15%. The payout of actually winning the hand might entice you, but the house has a 15% advantage over you.
So just don't bet on a tie. Betting on the player hand is going to give the house a slightly higher advantage than betting on the bank hand. The bank hand will give you the best possible odds of winning. It may seem boring, but the highest possibility of leaving the casino with a pocket full of cash may be exciting enough.
Look around for the casino that's going to offer you the lowest numbers of decks and lower commission. Ideally, you will want to find a game that uses 6 decks and offers 4% commission on winning the bank hand. There are games that only use one deck, but you will find them only online from casinos that use Microgaming software.
Arbitrarily throwing bets onto the table is an excellent way to make sure you have no gas in your car for the next week. Developing a serious betting strategy will ensure you get to play the most amount of hands and win substantial amounts at the same time. Decide even before you sit at the table exactly how much you are willing to lose.