Punto Banco Principles

Baccarat is gambled on with eight decks in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are counted at their printed value while at the same time 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is 1. Wagers are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they just represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The score for each hand is the sum total of the cards, however the beginning number is ignored. e.g., a hand of 5 and 6 has a score of 1 (five plus 6 equals eleven; ignore the initial ‘one’).

A 3rd card can be given using the rules below:

- If the gambler or bank gets a total of 8 or nine, the two players stand.

- If the gambler has less than 5, she hits. Players otherwise hold.

- If the gambler holds, the house takes a card on 5 or lower. If the player takes a card, a chart is used to decide if the house holds or takes a card.

Punto Banco Odds

The bigger of the two hands wins. Winning bets on the house pay out 19 to 20 (equal money less a 5% rake. Commission are kept track of and cleared out once you depart the table so make sure you still have cash remaining before you quit). Winning bets on the player pay 1 to 1. Winning bets for a tie normally pay 8 to 1 but on occasion nine to one. (This is a poor bet as a tie occurs less than one in every 10 hands. Be wary of gambling on a tie. Although odds are substantially better for 9 to 1 versus 8 to 1)

Played correctly baccarat banque offers generally decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Punto Banco Method

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a few accepted false impressions. One of which is close to a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t a fore-teller of future outcomes. Keeping track of past outcomes at a table is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our stationary desires.

The most accepted and probably the most acknowledged strategy is the one-three-two-six plan. This method is deployed to build up winnings and minimizing risk.

Start by placing 1 unit. If you win, add another to the two on the table for a total of 3 units on the second bet. If you succeed you will now have six on the table, remove 4 so you keep 2 on the third round. Should you come away with a win on the third bet, deposit 2 to the four on the table for a total of 6 on the 4th bet.

If you do not win on the first wager, you take a hit of 1. A win on the initial round followed by a hit on the second causes a hit of 2. Success on the first 2 with a loss on the third gives you with a gain of two. And success on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth means you are even. Succeeding at all 4 bets leaves you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you are able to lose the second bet five instances for every favorable streak of 4 wagers and still are even.