Punto Banco Policies

Baccarat chemin de fer is wagered on with eight decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards under 10 are worth their printed number while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is 1. Wagers are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t really people; they simply represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The value for every hand is the sum of the cards, but the 1st digit is discarded. For example, a hand of five and six has a score of one (five plus 6 equals eleven; ditch the 1st ‘one’).

A third card will be dealt depending on the rules below:

- If the player or banker has a total of eight or nine, the two players stay.

- If the player has 5 or less, she takes a card. Players otherwise hold.

- If the player stays, the bank takes a card on a total lower than five. If the gambler takes a card, a table is used to figure out if the banker stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The larger of the two hands wins. Winning wagers on the house pay out nineteen to Twenty (equal cash minus a 5 percent rake. The Rake is tracked and cleared out once you quit the table so make sure you have money around just before you head out). Winning bets on the gambler pay 1:1. Winning wagers for tie usually pays 8 to 1 but on occasion 9:1. (This is a poor wager as ties happen lower than one in every ten rounds. Avoid putting money on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for 9 to 1 vs. 8:1)

Bet on correctly baccarat chemin de fer gives relatively decent odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Banque Strategy

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has quite a few established myths. One of which is the same as a myth in roulette. The past is not a fore-teller of future outcomes. Recording past outcomes at a table is a waste of paper and an affront to the tree that surrendered its life for our stationary desires.

The most familiar and likely the most successful scheme is the one-three-two-six plan. This method is deployed to maximize earnings and minimizing risk.

Start by wagering one chip. If you succeed, add another to the 2 on the game table for a grand total of 3 dollars on the second bet. Should you win you will now have 6 on the table, pull off four so you are left with 2 on the third bet. If you succeed on the third wager, put down two on the four on the table for a total of 6 on the fourth wager.

Should you do not win on the initial wager, you take a hit of 1. A win on the initial bet followed by a loss on the second causes a hit of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third provides you with a take of 2. And wins on the first three with a hit on the 4th means you balance the books. Winning all four bets leaves you with twelve, a take of 10. This means you are able to give up the second wager five times for every successful streak of 4 wagers and still experience no loss.