Baccarat Standards

Baccarat chemin de fer is enjoyed with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below 10 are counted at their printed number while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not really people; they just represent the two hands that are 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 digit is discarded. For instance, a hand of five and six has a score of 1 (5 plus 6 equals eleven; drop the initial ‘1′).

A 3rd card can be given out based on the rules below:

- If the player or house has a total of eight or nine, both players stand.

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

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

Baccarat Banque Odds

The better of the 2 totals wins. Winning bets on the banker payout 19 to 20 (even money minus a 5 percent rake. The Rake is recorded and cleared out once you leave the game so be sure to still have funds remaining before you leave). Winning bets on the player pays out at one to one. Winning wagers for tie usually pays eight to one but on occasion 9:1. (This is a awful bet as ties occur lower than one in every 10 rounds. Be wary of wagering on a tie. Although odds are substantially better for 9:1 versus 8 to 1)

Wagered on properly baccarat banque offers relatively decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Method

As with all games punto banco has quite a few common myths. One of which is close to a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t an indicator of future actions. Recording previous results on a page of paper is a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that gave its life for our paper desires.

The most common and almost certainly the most successful strategy is the one, three, two, six technique. This technique is deployed to build up winnings and minimizing losses.

Start by betting one dollar. If you succeed, add one more to the two on the table for a sum of three units on the second bet. If you win you will hold six on the table, take away four so you have two on the third bet. If you succeed on the third bet, add 2 on the 4 on the game table for a sum total of six on the 4th wager.

If you do not win on the first round, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the initial wager followed by a hit on the second brings about a loss of two. Success on the 1st 2 with a hit on the 3rd gives you with a profit of two. And wins on the first three with a loss on the fourth means you are even. Winning all four rounds gives you with 12, a take of 10. This means you can not win on the 2nd wager five times for every successful streak of 4 wagers and in the end, break even.