Punto Banco Principles

Baccarat chemin de fer is enjoyed with 8 decks of cards in a dealer’s shoe. Cards under ten are counted at face value while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is one. Bets are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for each hand is the sum total of the two cards, although the first number is ignored. For example, a hand of five and six has a total of one (five plus six = 11; ditch the 1st ‘1′).

A additional card may be given depending on the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker gets a total of 8 or nine, the two players hold.

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

- If the gambler holds, the house takes a card on 5 or lower. If the gambler hits, a table is used to determine if the house holds or takes a card.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The better of the two totals wins. Winning wagers on the house pay out 19:20 (even money minus a 5% commission. The Rake is kept track of and paid off once you depart the table so ensure you still have money left just before you quit). Winning wagers on the gambler pays out at 1 to 1. Winning wagers for tie typically pays eight to one but occasionally nine to one. (This is a poor bet as ties happen less than 1 in every 10 rounds. Be cautious of putting money on a tie. However odds are astonishingly better for nine to one versus eight to one)

Played properly punto banco gives generally decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a handful of common misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a absurdity in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of events yet to happen. Keeping score of previous outcomes on a chart is a waste of paper and an affront to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and definitely the most favorable method is the one, three, two, six tactic. This tactic is deployed to maximize earnings and limit risk.

Begin by placing 1 chip. If you win, add another to the two on the table for a grand total of 3 dollars on the second bet. Should you succeed you will retain six on the table, remove four so you keep 2 on the third bet. If you succeed on the third round, add 2 on the four on the table for a sum total of six on the fourth wager.

If you do not win on the initial wager, you take a loss of 1. A win on the 1st round followed by a hit on the second causes a hit of two. Success on the initial 2 with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a profit of two. And wins on the 1st three with a loss on the fourth means you experience no loss. Winning all 4 wagers gives you with 12, a profit of 10. This means you can not win on the second round 5 instances for every successful streak of 4 wagers and still balance the books.