Baccarat Rules

Baccarat chemin de fer is wagered on with eight decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than ten are counted at their printed number while 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is one. Wagers are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these aren’t actual people; they just represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The value for every hand is the sum of the cards, but the first digit is dropped. For example, a hand of five and 6 has a score of 1 (five plus six = eleven; drop the initial ‘one’).

A 3rd card might be dealt using the following rules:

- If the gambler or house gets a total of eight or nine, the two players stay.

- If the gambler has 5 or less, he hits. Players otherwise stand.

- If the gambler stays, the bank hits on a total less than 5. If the gambler takes a card, a table is used to determine if the house holds or takes a card.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The greater of the two totals wins. Winning bets on the house pay out 19 to 20 (even payout minus a 5 percent commission. Commission are kept track of and paid off when you depart the table so be sure to have funds left over before you quit). Winning bets on the gambler pays one to one. Winning wagers for a tie typically pays out at 8:1 but sometimes 9:1. (This is a poor wager as ties occur lower than one in every ten hands. Avoid wagering on a tie. However odds are astonishingly better for 9:1 versus eight to one)

Wagered on properly baccarat chemin de fer gives generally good odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Banque Method

As with all games punto banco has quite a few accepted myths. One of which is the same as a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t a fore-teller of future actions. Keeping score of past outcomes on a chart is a bad use of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and likely the most favorable scheme is the one-three-two-six method. This tactic is used to pump up winnings and minimizing losses.

Start by placing 1 chip. If you succeed, add another to the two on the table for a grand total of three units on the second bet. If you win you will have six on the table, subtract 4 so you keep 2 on the third wager. Should you succeed on the 3rd round, deposit 2 to the four on the table for a grand total of six on the 4th bet.

If you don’t win on the 1st wager, you take a hit of one. A profit on the 1st wager followed by a hit on the second causes a loss of 2. Success on the initial two with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a gain of 2. And success on the 1st three with a hit on the fourth means you break even. Winning at all 4 wagers leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. This means you can squander the 2nd bet five times for every favorable streak of 4 rounds and in the end, experience no loss.