Punto Banco Policies

Punto banco is wagered on with eight decks in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are valued at face value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are zero, and A is 1. Bets are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they simply represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two hands of two cards are then given to the ‘bank’ and ‘player’. The value for every hand is the sum of the cards, but the 1st number is discarded. For instance, a hand of 5 and 6 has a score of one (five plus 6 equals eleven; ignore the 1st ‘1′).

A third card can be given out using the following rules:

- If the player or banker gets a value of 8 or 9, the two players stay.

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he hits. Players otherwise hold.

- If the gambler holds, the house hits on 5 or lower. If the player hits, a chart is employed to decide if the banker stays or hits.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The larger of the 2 scores wins. Winning wagers on the house pay out 19:20 (equal money less a 5% rake. Commission are tracked and cleared out once you leave the table so be sure to still have cash around before you quit). Winning bets on the gambler pays one to one. Winning wagers for tie normally pay 8:1 but occasionally 9:1. (This is a poor bet as ties occur lower than 1 in every ten rounds. Be cautious of betting on a tie. However odds are astonishingly better for 9 to 1 versus 8 to 1)

Played correctly baccarat banque offers generally good odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Scheme

As with all games Baccarat has some common misunderstandings. One of which is the same as a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of events about to happen. Keeping track of previous outcomes at a table is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and probably the most acknowledged strategy is the one-three-two-six plan. This tactic is used to maximize winnings and minimizing losses.

Begin by betting one chip. If you win, add another to the 2 on the game table for a sum total of three chips on the second bet. Should you win you will retain six on the table, pull off four so you have 2 on the third wager. If you come away with a win on the third round, put down 2 to the 4 on the game table for a total of 6 on the 4th wager.

If you do not win on the 1st bet, you take a hit of 1. A profit on the 1st bet followed by a loss on the second creates a hit of 2. Success on the initial two with a hit on the 3rd gives you with a gain of 2. And success on the initial 3 with a hit on the 4th means you break even. Winning all 4 rounds leaves you with twelve, a take of ten. This means you are able to not win on the 2nd wager five times for every favorable run of four bets and still are even.