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Punto Banco Regulations

Baccarat banque is enjoyed with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under 10 are counted at their printed number and with 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 hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The total for each hand is the total of the two cards, however the beginning digit is ignored. e.g., a hand of 5 and 6 has a total of 1 (5 plus 6 = 11; ditch the first ‘1′).

A third card may be dealt using the following rules:

- If the player or banker gets a score of 8 or 9, both players stand.

- If the player has less than 5, he hits. Players holds otherwise.

- If the player stands, the house takes a card on a value lower than five. If the player hits, a chart is used to see if the bank stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The better of the two totals wins. Winning bets on the bank pay out 19:20 (even money less a 5 percent commission. Commission are kept track of and cleared out once you leave the game so be sure to still have cash left just before you depart). Winning wagers on the player pay 1:1. Winning wagers for a tie normally pays eight to one but on occasion 9 to 1. (This is a poor wager as a tie occurs less than one in every ten rounds. Be wary of gambling on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for nine to one vs. 8 to 1)

Wagered on properly punto banco offers pretty good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a few general myths. One of which is similar to a myth in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of events about to happen. Keeping score of past results on a chart is a bad use of paper and a snub to the tree that gave its life for our stationary desires.

The most common and almost certainly the most favorable scheme is the 1-3-2-6 tactic. This technique is deployed to build up profits and limit risk.

Begin by wagering one dollar. If you win, add another to the two on the table for a total of 3 chips on the second bet. If you win you will retain six on the game table, subtract four so you have 2 on the 3rd bet. If you win the third bet, deposit 2 to the four on the game table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth round.

If you do not win on the first bet, you take a hit of one. A profit on the first round followed by a hit on the second creates a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a defeat on the third provides you with a gain of 2. And wins on the initial 3 with a loss on the 4th means you balance the books. Winning all four bets leaves you with twelve, a profit of 10. This means you can lose the second wager 5 times for every favorable run of 4 bets and still experience no loss.