Baccarat Banque Principles

Baccarat chemin de fer is wagered on with 8 decks in a shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are counted at their printed number and with Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The value for every hand is the sum total of the cards, but the first number is discarded. e.g., a hand of 5 and 6 has a value of one (5 plus six equals eleven; drop the 1st ‘one’).

A third card can be dealt using the rules below:

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

- If the player has five or less, he takes a card. Players otherwise hold.

- If the gambler stays, the house takes a card on a value less than 5. If the gambler hits, a chart is used to determine if the banker stands or takes a card.

Punto Banco Odds

The greater of the two scores wins. Winning wagers on the bank payout 19:20 (even payout less a 5 percent rake. The Rake is kept track of and paid off once you depart the table so make sure you have funds remaining just before you leave). Winning bets on the gambler pays one to one. Winning bets for a tie frequently pay eight to one but occasionally nine to one. (This is a poor bet as ties happen lower than one in every ten hands. Be wary of wagering on a tie. Although odds are substantially better for nine to one versus 8:1)

Wagered on properly baccarat chemin de fer provides generally decent odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Method

As with all games Baccarat has quite a few established misconceptions. One of which is similar to a misconception in roulette. The past isn’t a harbinger of future actions. Keeping track of previous results on a chart is a bad use of paper and a snub to the tree that surrendered its life for our paper desires.

The most common and probably the most acknowledged method is the one, three, two, six technique. This tactic is employed to maximize earnings and minimizing losses.

Begin by placing one dollar. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the game table for a sum total of 3 chips on the second bet. Should you win you will retain 6 on the game table, subtract four so you keep two on the third round. Should you come away with a win on the 3rd bet, deposit two on the 4 on the game table for a grand total of 6 on the fourth round.

If you do not win on the first wager, you take a hit of 1. A win on the 1st round followed by a hit on the second causes a hit of 2. Success on the first 2 with a defeat on the third provides you with a gain of two. And wins on the 1st 3 with a loss on the 4th means you break even. Winning all 4 wagers leaves you with twelve, a profit of ten. This means you can not win on the 2nd wager five times for every favorable run of four bets and still balance the books.