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Punto Banco Policies and Strategy

October 18th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Baccarat Rules

Baccarat banque is gambled on with eight decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than ten are valued at their printed number and with 10, J, Q, K are zero, and A is one. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they just represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of two cards are then given to the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The value for each hand is the total of the two cards, although the 1st number is ignored. For example, a hand of 5 and 6 has a score of one (five plus 6 equals 11; ditch the first ‘1′).

A additional card could be dealt using the following rules:

- If the gambler or house gets a score of 8 or 9, both players stay.

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

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

Punto Banco Odds

The larger of the two scores wins. Winning wagers on the house pay out 19:20 (even payout minus a 5 percent commission. Commission are recorded and paid off when you leave the table so make sure you have cash left over before you depart). Winning bets on the gambler pay 1 to 1. Winning wagers for tie normally pay eight to one but occasionally 9 to 1. (This is a bad bet as ties occur less than one in every 10 hands. Avoid betting on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for 9 to 1 versus 8:1)

Played properly baccarat banque offers pretty good odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Baccarat Banque Method

As with all games punto banco has a handful of established misconceptions. One of which is the same as a myth in roulette. The past is not an indicator of future events. Recording past results at a table is a poor use of paper and an affront to the tree that was cut down for our paper desires.

The most familiar and definitely the most favorable strategy is the one-three-two-six technique. This method is employed to pump up winnings and minimizing losses.

Begin by wagering one unit. If you win, add another to the two on the game table for a sum total of 3 dollars on the second bet. If you succeed you will hold 6 on the table, pull off 4 so you are left with 2 on the 3rd bet. Should you win the third wager, deposit 2 to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th bet.

Should you do not win on the 1st bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the first round followed by a hit on the second brings about a loss of 2. Success on the initial 2 with a loss on the third gives you with a profit of two. And success on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth means you break even. Winning at all four bets leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. This means you are able to give up the second wager 5 times for each successful streak of four bets and still break even.

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