Punto Banco Rules

Baccarat is bet on with 8 decks of cards in a dealer’s shoe. Cards valued less than ten are worth their printed number while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Bets are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they simply represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The total for every hand is the total of the cards, but the first number is ignored. For example, a hand of 5 and six has a total of 1 (5 plus six equals eleven; drop the 1st ‘one’).

A 3rd card may be given using the rules below:

- If the player or banker has a score of eight or nine, both players stay.

- If the player has less than five, he hits. Players stands otherwise.

- If the player stays, the house hits on five or less. If the player takes a card, a guide is used to decide if the banker stays or hits.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The higher of the 2 scores wins. Winning bets on the banker pay out 19:20 (even money less a five percent commission. The Rake is tracked and paid off when you quit the table so be sure to still have money left over before you head out). Winning bets on the gambler pays out at one to one. Winning wagers for tie usually pays out at 8:1 but occasionally 9:1. (This is a poor bet as a tie occurs less than 1 in every 10 rounds. Avoid wagering on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for 9:1 vs. 8 to 1)

Played correctly baccarat banque gives pretty decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Course of Action

As with all games punto banco has quite a few common myths. One of which is close to a myth in roulette. The past is not a fore-teller of future actions. Recording previous outcomes on a chart is a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life for our paper needs.

The most familiar and almost certainly the most successful plan is the one-three-two-six tactic. This technique is employed to build up earnings and limit risk.

Start by wagering 1 unit. If you succeed, add another to the 2 on the table for a sum total of 3 dollars on the second bet. Should you win you will now have six on the game table, subtract 4 so you keep two on the 3rd bet. Should you win the third wager, put down 2 on the four on the game table for a total of 6 on the 4th bet.

Should you lose on the initial bet, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the first bet followed by a loss on the second causes a hit of 2. Success on the first two with a hit on the third gives you with a take of two. And success on the initial 3 with a defeat on the fourth means you balance the books. Succeeding at all 4 bets leaves you with twelve, a gain of 10. This means you can lose the second round five instances for each successful run of four wagers and in the end, experience no loss.

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