Punto Banco Policies

Baccarat banque is played with eight decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards under 10 are valued at their printed number 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 really people; they simply represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for every hand is the total of the 2 cards, but the beginning digit is dumped. For instance, a hand of five and six has a score of one (five plus six equals eleven; ignore the initial ‘one’).

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

- If the gambler or house has a score of 8 or nine, both players stay.

- If the player has less than five, she hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the player holds, the house takes a card on five or less. If the gambler hits, a guide is used to determine if the bank stays or takes a card.

Baccarat Odds

The larger of the 2 totals wins. Winning bets on the house payout 19 to 20 (even payout minus a five percent rake. The Rake is kept track of and paid off when you leave the game so ensure you have cash left before you quit). Winning bets on the gambler pays one to one. Winning bets for a tie typically pays 8:1 but occasionally 9:1. (This is a bad bet as a tie occurs less than 1 in every 10 rounds. Be wary of gambling on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for nine to one vs. 8 to 1)

Wagered on correctly punto banco gives fairly decent odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Scheme

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a handful of familiar false impressions. One of which is close to a false impression in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of future outcomes. Recording past results at a table is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that gave its life for our paper needs.

The most common and probably the most successful scheme is the 1-3-2-6 tactic. This method is deployed to pump up winnings and minimizing losses.

Begin by betting one dollar. If you succeed, add one more to the two on the table for a total of 3 chips on the second bet. If you win you will hold six on the table, remove four so you have two on the third bet. If you win the 3rd bet, put down two to the four on the game table for a grand total of six on the fourth wager.

If you lose on the first round, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the first round followed by a loss on the second brings about a hit of 2. Success on the 1st 2 with a hit on the 3rd gives you with a gain of two. And wins on the initial three with a defeat on the 4th means you are even. Succeeding at all four wagers gives you with twelve, a take of ten. This means you can lose the second bet 5 instances for each favorable run of four wagers and in the end, are even.