Punto Banco Rules

Baccarat chemin de fer is played with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under ten are valued at their printed value while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Bets are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t really people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘house’ and ‘player’. The score for every hand is the sum total of the cards, although the beginning number is discarded. For example, a hand of five and 6 has a total of one (five plus six = 11; dump the initial ‘1′).

A additional card could be given based on the rules below:

- If the gambler or house gets a total of eight or nine, both players stand.

- If the gambler has less than 5, he takes a card. Players stands otherwise.

- If the player holds, the bank takes a card on a total less than 5. If the gambler takes a card, a table is used to figure out if the house stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The better of the two totals wins. Winning wagers on the banker payout 19:20 (equal cash minus a 5% rake. Commission are kept track of and paid off once you leave the table so make sure you still have money left just before you head out). Winning wagers on the player pays out at 1 to 1. Winning bets for a tie usually pays eight to one but occasionally 9 to 1. (This is a awful bet as a tie occurs lower than 1 in every ten hands. Avoid wagering on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for 9:1 vs. eight to one)

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

Punto Banco Scheme

As with all games punto banco has quite a few common myths. One of which is similar to a myth in roulette. The past is not a prophecy of future outcomes. Keeping track of past results on a sheet of paper is a poor use of paper and an insult to the tree that surrendered its life for our stationary desires.

The most accepted and possibly the most successful scheme is the 1-3-2-6 technique. This technique is employed to maximize winnings and limit losses.

Begin by wagering one chip. If you win, add another to the 2 on the game table for a sum total of three chips on the second bet. Should you succeed you will retain six on the table, remove 4 so you are left with two on the third round. If you succeed on the 3rd wager, add 2 to the four on the game table for a total of 6 on the fourth round.

If you lose on the 1st round, you take a hit of one. A win on the initial bet followed by a loss on the second causes a hit of 2. Wins on the initial two with a hit on the 3rd gives you with a gain of 2. And wins on the initial 3 with a hit on the fourth means you are even. Winning at all 4 bets gives you with 12, a profit of 10. This means you are able to give up the 2nd wager 5 instances for each favorable streak of four wagers and still are even.