Baccarat Banque Regulations

Punto banco is played with 8 decks in a shoe. Cards valued less than ten are valued at their printed number while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is one. Wagers are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not 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 score for each hand is the sum total of the two cards, but the first number is discarded. For instance, a hand of five and six has a total of 1 (five plus 6 equals 11; drop the 1st ‘1′).

A third card will be given out using the rules below:

- If the player or bank has a total of 8 or nine, the two players hold.

- If the gambler has less than five, he takes a card. Players otherwise stay.

- If the player stands, the banker takes a card on a value lower than five. If the player hits, a table is used to determine if the banker holds or takes a card.

Punto Banco Odds

The higher of the two scores wins. Winning wagers on the banker payout 19:20 (even money minus a 5% commission. Commission are tracked and paid off when you leave the table so be sure to have funds left over just before you head out). Winning bets on the player pay 1:1. Winning wagers for a tie typically pay 8:1 but occasionally nine to one. (This is a bad bet as a tie occurs lower than one in every 10 hands. Be cautious of gambling on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for 9:1 versus 8 to 1)

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

Punto Banco Scheme

As with all games punto banco has a few familiar misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a myth in roulette. The past is not a fore-teller of events about to happen. Recording previous results on a page of paper is a poor use of paper and an affront to the tree that was cut down for our paper needs.

The most familiar and possibly the most accomplished scheme is the one-three-two-six plan. This tactic is used to pump up earnings and limit losses.

Begin by wagering 1 chip. If you succeed, add one more to the 2 on the table for a sum total of 3 dollars on the second bet. If you succeed you will hold six on the game table, take away four so you keep two on the 3rd bet. Should you succeed on the 3rd wager, deposit two on the 4 on the table for a grand total of six on the fourth wager.

Should you don’t win on the initial round, you take a hit of 1. A profit on the initial bet followed by a hit on the 2nd creates a hit of two. Wins on the initial 2 with a loss on the 3rd gives you with a profit of 2. And wins on the 1st three with a loss on the fourth means you are even. Winning all four wagers gives you with twelve, a gain of 10. This means you will be able to squander the 2nd round 5 times for every successful streak of 4 wagers and still experience no loss.