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Last Updated: October 24, 2018

Kill the Ox/Tiger

Introduction

The Kill the Ox/Tiger is a baccarat side bet that wins if the either of the following events happen:

  • Player hand has three-card total of six and ties or loses.
  • Banker hand has a three-card total of 7 and ties or loses.

Wins pay 30 to 1.

Rules

  1. The Kill the Ox/Tiger is a side bet based on conventional baccarat rules, which I assume the reader is familiar with.
  2. As stated in the introduction, the bet wins if either (1) the Player hand has a three-card total of six and either ties or loses or (2) The Banker has has a three-card total of seven and ties or loses.
  3. Wins pay 30 to 1.

The bet is likely to be found with the Ox 6 and Tiger 7 side bets. The Tiger 7 also goes by the name Dragon 7.

Analysis

The following table shows my analysis of the Ox 6 bet with eight decks. The bottom right cell shows a house edge of 13.76%.

Kill the Ox/Tiger Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Kill the Ox 30 84,102,272,663,808 0.016826 0.504775
Kill the Tiger 30 54,956,551,870,464 0.010995 0.329845
All other -1 4,859,339,450,969,090 0.972179 -0.972179
Total 4,998,398,275,503,360 1.000000 -0.137559

Written by: Michael Shackleford

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