Card counting doesn't work to get the player the edge. Henry Tamburin proved this. His research showed that even with a baccarat card counting system betting Bank 90 percent of the time was the best bet but this could not give you the edge. If you have the money, playing in the high roller room at $100 per decision is probably the best (long term way) to go. If you sit out hands here and there, you will face maybe 30 decisions. With the low house edge your losses will be (over time) relatively small and you will get the show of a lifetime from superstitious baccarat players (they are legion!). Baccarat players sit out hands and take months to decide what to bet --- even though there are only three bets. (Ignore the Tie which is a waste of money.) Mini-baccarat can come in with about 150 decisions an hour and with $25 minimums this can be an expensive proposition since you will not get the comps a $100 baccarat player will receive. You also won't get to handle the cards and take 800 years to decide which proposition to bet. I think that played correctly baccarat can be a fun game with minimal losses. But losses there will be since there is no way to get an edge at the game.