Punto Banco Standards

Baccarat is played with eight decks in a dealer’s shoe. Cards under 10 are worth their printed value while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is one. Bets are placed on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these aren’t actual people; they simply represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The value for each hand is the sum total of the cards, although the first number is ignored. For example, a hand of five and six has a value of 1 (five plus 6 equals eleven; ignore the 1st ‘one’).

A third card could be given using the rules below:

- If the gambler or house achieves a score of eight or nine, both players stay.

- If the gambler has 5 or less, she hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the player stays, the house takes a card on five or lower. If the gambler takes a card, a table is used to decide if the banker stays or takes a card.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The larger of the 2 totals wins. Winning wagers on the house payout nineteen to Twenty (even money minus a five percent rake. Commission are tracked and paid off when you leave the table so ensure you have cash left over before you head out). Winning wagers on the player pay 1 to 1. Winning wagers for a tie usually pays out at 8:1 but occasionally 9:1. (This is a poor wager as a tie occurs lower than one in every 10 rounds. Avoid gambling on a tie. Although odds are astonishingly better for 9 to 1 vs. 8:1)

Played properly baccarat banque gives pretty decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Strategy

As with all games baccarat banque has a few accepted misconceptions. One of which is the same as a misunderstanding in roulette. The past is not a harbinger of events yet to happen. Keeping track of past outcomes at a table is a poor use of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most common and likely the most favorable strategy is the 1-3-2-6 plan. This tactic is employed to pump up winnings and limit risk.

Start by betting one chip. If you win, add another to the two on the table for a sum of 3 dollars on the second bet. Should you succeed you will now have six on the table, take away 4 so you keep 2 on the 3rd round. Should you succeed on the 3rd round, add two on the 4 on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth bet.

Should you do not win on the initial bet, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the 1st wager followed by a hit on the second creates a loss of 2. Success on the first two with a hit on the third provides you with a gain of 2. And wins on the 1st three with a hit on the fourth means you are even. Winning all four bets gives you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you are able to squander the 2nd wager five times for every favorable streak of 4 rounds and still experience no loss.