Baccarat Banque Regulations

Punto banco is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below ten are valued at their printed number while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Bets are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not really people; they just represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘house’ and ‘player’. The score for each hand is the sum of the cards, but the 1st digit is discarded. For instance, a hand of five and 6 has a value of one (5 plus six equals eleven; drop the 1st ‘one’).

A 3rd card could be dealt using the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker has a total of 8 or nine, the two players stand.

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

- If the gambler holds, the house hits on five or less. If the player hits, a table is used to decide if the bank holds or takes a card.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The greater of the two scores wins. Winning bets on the banker payout 19:20 (equal money less a 5% commission. Commission are tracked and paid off when you leave the game so be sure to still have money left just before you depart). Winning wagers on the gambler pay 1:1. Winning wagers for tie normally pay 8:1 but on occasion nine to one. (This is a awful bet as a tie occurs less than one in every ten hands. Be wary of betting on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for nine to one versus eight to one)

Wagered on correctly baccarat provides relatively decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Method

As with all games Baccarat has quite a few common false impressions. One of which is similar to a myth in roulette. The past is not a harbinger of future outcomes. Keeping score of previous outcomes at a table is a poor use of paper and an affront to the tree that was cut down for our stationary desires.

The most familiar and probably the most favorable strategy is the one-three-two-six technique. This method is employed to maximize earnings and minimizing risk.

Start by placing one chip. If you win, add another to the two on the game table for a sum of 3 units on the second bet. Should you win you will have 6 on the table, pull off four so you keep 2 on the 3rd wager. Should you come away with a win on the third bet, deposit 2 to the four on the game table for a grand total of six on the 4th bet.

If you lose on the first wager, you take a hit of 1. A profit on the initial bet followed by a hit on the second brings about a loss of 2. Success on the 1st 2 with a hit on the third provides you with a take of 2. And success on the 1st three with a hit on the fourth means you are even. Winning all 4 rounds leaves you with twelve, a gain of 10. This means you are able to give up the 2nd wager 5 instances for every favorable streak of 4 bets and still experience no loss.