Baccarat Standards

Punto banco is bet on with 8 decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are worth their printed value while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The total for each hand is the total of the cards, but the 1st number is dropped. For instance, a hand of five and 6 has a score of 1 (5 plus six = 11; ditch the initial ‘1′).

A third card could be dealt using the rules below:

- If the player or bank achieves a value of 8 or 9, the two players stay.

- If the player has less than five, he takes a card. Players otherwise hold.

- If the gambler stands, the banker hits on 5 or lower. If the gambler takes a card, a table is employed to decide if the house stays or hits.

Baccarat Odds

The better of the two totals wins. Winning bets on the house payout 19 to 20 (equal money minus a five percent rake. The Rake is kept track of and cleared out when you leave the game so ensure you still have funds left over before you depart). Winning wagers on the player pays one to one. Winning wagers for a tie frequently pay 8 to 1 but occasionally 9:1. (This is a bad bet as a tie occurs less than one in every 10 hands. Be cautious of wagering on a tie. However odds are astonishingly better for 9 to 1 vs. 8:1)

Gambled on properly baccarat banque offers fairly good odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Banque Strategy

As with all games Baccarat has a handful of general misconceptions. One of which is the same as a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t a harbinger of future events. Keeping score of past outcomes at a table is a poor use of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life for our paper needs.

The most familiar and probably the most accomplished scheme is the one-three-two-six tactic. This technique is deployed to maximize winnings and minimizing risk.

Begin by placing one chip. If you win, add another to the 2 on the table for a grand total of three dollars on the second bet. Should you win you will have 6 on the table, subtract four so you are left with 2 on the third wager. If you come away with a win on the third bet, deposit 2 to the four on the table for a total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you do not win on the 1st round, you take a hit of one. A win on the 1st round followed by a loss on the 2nd brings about a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a take of 2. And wins on the 1st 3 with a defeat on the fourth means you experience no loss. Winning at all four rounds gives you with twelve, a gain of 10. This means you will be able to squander the 2nd bet 5 times for each favorable streak of 4 rounds and still experience no loss.