Baccarat Regulations

Punto banco is played with 8 decks in a shoe. Cards valued less than ten are valued at their printed number while 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands that are dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The value for every hand is the sum of the cards, although the 1st digit is ignored. For example, a hand of five and 6 has a total of 1 (five plus six = 11; dump the initial ‘1′).

A third card may be dealt depending on the following rules:

- If the gambler or bank has a score of 8 or 9, both players hold.

- If the player has five or less, he hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the player stands, the banker hits on a total lower than 5. If the gambler hits, a table is employed to determine if the bank holds or hits.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The bigger of the 2 totals wins. Winning bets on the bank payout 19:20 (even payout minus a 5 percent rake. Commission are recorded and paid off when you depart the table so be sure to still have money left just before you quit). Winning wagers on the gambler pays out at 1 to 1. Winning wagers for tie frequently pay eight to one but sometimes 9:1. (This is a poor bet as ties happen lower than one in every ten rounds. Be cautious of gambling on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for 9:1 vs. 8:1)

Bet on properly baccarat chemin de fer gives fairly decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a handful of common misconceptions. One of which is close to a myth in roulette. The past isn’t a fore-teller of future events. Recording previous results at a table is a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and probably the most successful plan is the one-three-two-six method. This technique is employed to maximize profits and minimizing losses.

Start by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add another to the two on the table for a total of 3 dollars on the second bet. If you win you will now have 6 on the table, take away 4 so you keep two on the 3rd wager. If you win the third bet, put down 2 to the 4 on the game table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th wager.

Should you do not win on the 1st round, you take a loss of one. A profit on the initial bet followed by a hit on the 2nd creates a loss of 2. Success on the first 2 with a loss on the 3rd provides you with a gain of 2. And wins on the first 3 with a defeat on the 4th means you are even. Winning at all four wagers gives you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you can not win on the second round five instances for each favorable run of four wagers and in the end, balance the books.