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Punto Banco Practices and Strategy

Baccarat Regulations

Baccarat banque is wagered on with eight decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under ten are counted at their printed value while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and Ace is one. Wagers are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these are not actual people; they simply represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘house’ and ‘gambler’. The score for every hand is the total of the two cards, but the 1st digit is dumped. e.g., a hand of five and six has a value of one (five plus six equals eleven; ditch the first ‘one’).

A additional card will be given using the following rules:

- If the gambler or house achieves a score of 8 or 9, the two players stand.

- If the player has less than 5, she takes a card. Players otherwise stand.

- If the player stands, the house takes a card on 5 or lower. If the gambler hits, a chart is used to see if the bank stays or hits.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The greater of the 2 hands wins. Winning wagers on the banker payout nineteen to Twenty (even money minus a 5 percent rake. The Rake is tracked and cleared out once you quit the game so be sure to still have money left before you leave). Winning wagers on the player pays out at one to one. Winning wagers for tie normally pays 8 to 1 but on occasion 9:1. (This is a awful wager as a tie occurs lower than 1 in every ten hands. Be cautious of wagering on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for 9 to 1 vs. 8 to 1)

Played properly punto banco provides pretty good odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Course of Action

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a few established misconceptions. One of which is the same as a false impression in roulette. The past is not an indicator of future actions. Tracking past outcomes at a table is a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that was cut down for our paper needs.

The most common and almost certainly the most acknowledged scheme is the 1-3-2-6 plan. This technique is employed to build up winnings and limit losses.

Start by betting 1 unit. If you succeed, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a total of three units on the second bet. If you succeed you will retain 6 on the game table, remove 4 so you have 2 on the third wager. If you win the third round, add 2 to the four on the table for a grand total of six on the fourth wager.

Should you lose on the 1st round, you take a loss of one. A win on the first wager followed by a hit on the 2nd causes a loss of 2. Wins on the first two with a hit on the third provides you with a gain of 2. And success on the 1st three with a hit on the 4th means you are even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you will be able to not win on the 2nd wager five times for each favorable streak of four rounds and still balance the books.

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