Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is enjoyed with 8 decks of cards in a dealer’s shoe. Cards under 10 are valued at their printed value while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not really people; they just represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards are then dealt to the ‘banker’ and ‘gambler’. The value for every hand is the sum of the cards, however the beginning number is dropped. For instance, a hand of five and 6 has a score of one (5 plus 6 = 11; ditch the 1st ‘1′).

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

- If the player or house gets a value of 8 or 9, the two players hold.

- If the player has five or lower, she hits. Players stands otherwise.

- If the gambler stands, the banker takes a card on five or less. If the player hits, a chart is employed to decide if the banker stays or takes a card.

Punto Banco Odds

The bigger of the two hands wins. Winning wagers on the banker pay out 19 to 20 (equal money less a 5 percent commission. The Rake is recorded and cleared out once you quit the game so be sure to have funds remaining just before you depart). Winning bets on the player pay one to one. Winning wagers for tie normally pays 8 to 1 but on occasion nine to one. (This is a bad wager as ties occur lower than one in every 10 hands. Avoid betting on a tie. However odds are astonishingly greater for 9:1 vs. eight to one)

Played properly baccarat offers relatively decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games punto banco has some common myths. One of which is close to a myth in roulette. The past isn’t a harbinger of future events. Keeping score of past results on a page of paper is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and definitely the most successful scheme is the 1-3-2-6 method. This technique is deployed to maximize winnings and limit losses.

Start by placing one unit. If you win, add another to the 2 on the game table for a total of three units on the second bet. Should you win you will have six on the table, pull off four so you are left with two on the 3rd bet. If you succeed on the 3rd bet, deposit 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 one. A win on the first wager followed by a loss on the second creates a loss of 2. Wins on the initial two with a defeat on the third provides you with a profit of two. And success on the initial three with a loss on the 4th means you balance the books. Winning at all 4 wagers gives you with 12, a gain of 10. This means you can give up the second wager 5 instances for each favorable run of 4 rounds and still experience no loss.