Baccarat Policies

Punto banco is gambled on with 8 decks of cards in a dealer’s shoe. Cards under ten are worth their printed number and with Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Wagers are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands that are dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘bank’ and ‘player’. The total for every hand is the sum total of the 2 cards, however the beginning digit is discarded. For instance, a hand of 5 and six has a value of one (five plus 6 equals eleven; dump the 1st ‘one’).

A 3rd card could be given using the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker achieves a value of eight or 9, both players stay.

- If the gambler has five or lower, she takes a card. Players otherwise stay.

- If the gambler stays, the bank hits on a value lower than 5. If the player hits, a table is used to figure out if the banker stays or hits.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The greater of the 2 hands wins. Winning bets on the house pay out 19 to 20 (equal money less a five percent commission. The Rake is recorded and cleared out when you quit the table so ensure you have funds remaining just before you quit). Winning bets on the gambler pays out at 1:1. Winning bets for a tie typically pays 8 to 1 but sometimes 9:1. (This is a bad wager as a tie occurs less than one in every ten rounds. Be cautious of gambling on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for nine to one vs. eight to one)

Played correctly baccarat chemin de fer gives relatively decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Strategy

As with all games punto banco has some common myths. One of which is similar to a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of future actions. Recording past outcomes on a sheet of paper is a poor use of paper and an insult to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and almost certainly the most successful plan is the one, three, two, six technique. This technique is used to build up winnings and limit risk.

Begin by placing 1 unit. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a grand total of 3 units on the second bet. If you succeed you will now have six on the game table, remove 4 so you have two on the 3rd round. If you succeed on the 3rd round, add two on the 4 on the game table for a grand total of six on the fourth round.

Should you lose on the initial round, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the 1st bet followed by a loss on the 2nd causes a loss of two. Success on the 1st 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you with a profit of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a hit on the 4th means you balance the books. Winning all 4 rounds leaves you with twelve, a take of ten. This means you can not win on the second bet five instances for every favorable streak of 4 rounds and still balance the books.