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Punto Banco Standards

Punto banco is wagered on with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under 10 are worth their printed value while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is one. Wagers are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t really people; they just represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘house’ and ‘player’. The value for every hand is the total of the two cards, although the first number is ignored. For instance, a hand of 5 and 6 has a value of one (5 plus 6 = 11; ditch the first ‘1′).

A third card may be given depending on the rules below:

- If the gambler or banker achieves a value of 8 or nine, the two players stay.

- If the gambler has less than 5, she hits. Players otherwise stand.

- If the player stands, the banker takes a card on 5 or lower. If the gambler takes a card, a chart is used to see if the house stays or hits.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The bigger of the 2 scores wins. Winning bets on the banker payout 19:20 (even payout minus a five percent rake. The Rake is recorded and cleared out once you leave the game so be sure to still have money around just before you depart). Winning wagers on the gambler pay 1:1. Winning bets for tie usually pay 8:1 but on occasion 9 to 1. (This is a awful wager as a tie occurs lower than 1 in every ten hands. Avoid gambling on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for 9 to 1 versus eight to one)

Bet on properly baccarat chemin de fer provides pretty decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Course of Action

As with all games Baccarat has quite a few general myths. One of which is the same as a misconception in roulette. The past is not a fore-teller of events about to happen. Keeping track of previous results at a table is a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most established and possibly the most favorable strategy is the one, three, two, six tactic. This method is deployed to pump up earnings and minimizing risk.

Start by betting one chip. If you win, add one more to the 2 on the table for a total of 3 chips on the second bet. If you win you will hold six on the table, subtract 4 so you keep two on the third wager. If you come away with a win on the 3rd wager, add two on the four on the table for a total of six on the 4th bet.

If you do not win on the first wager, you take a hit of 1. A win on the first bet followed by a loss on the second causes a loss of 2. Wins on the first 2 with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a take of 2. And success on the 1st 3 with a loss on the fourth means you are even. Winning all four bets leaves you with twelve, a gain of 10. This means you can squander the second wager five times for each favorable streak of 4 bets and in the end, balance the books.