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Punto Banco Policies and Strategy

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Baccarat Banque Standards

Baccarat chemin de fer is wagered on with eight decks in a dealing shoe. Cards below ten are valued at face value while Ten, Jack, Queen, King 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 to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The total for every hand is the sum of the cards, but the 1st number is dropped. For example, a hand of five and 6 has a total of one (5 plus six equals eleven; drop the initial ‘1′).

A third card might be given out using the following rules:

- If the player or bank has a value of eight or 9, both players stand.

- If the player has five or lower, he hits. Players stands otherwise.

- If the player stands, the banker hits on a value less than five. If the player hits, a guide is employed to see if the banker holds or takes a card.

Punto Banco Odds

The greater of the two hands wins. Winning bets on the bank payout 19:20 (equal money less a 5 percent commission. The Rake is tracked and cleared out when you leave the game so make sure you still have cash around before you leave). Winning bets on the gambler pays out at 1 to 1. Winning wagers for tie frequently pays eight to one but occasionally nine to one. (This is a bad bet as a tie occurs lower than one in every 10 rounds. Be cautious of wagering on a tie. However odds are substantially better for 9 to 1 vs. eight to one)

Wagered on properly punto banco offers fairly good odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games Baccarat has a handful of established false impressions. One of which is the same as a misunderstanding in roulette. The past isn’t an indicator of events about to happen. Keeping track of past results on a sheet of paper is a poor use of paper and an affront to the tree that gave its life for our stationary desires.

The most common and probably the most successful strategy is the one-three-two-six technique. This method is employed to build up profits and minimizing losses.

Start by betting 1 unit. If you win, add another to the 2 on the table for a grand total of 3 chips on the second bet. If you win you will now have six on the game table, remove 4 so you keep two on the 3rd round. Should you succeed on the 3rd wager, add two on the 4 on the game table for a total of six on the fourth wager.

Should you do not win on the 1st round, you take a hit of 1. A win on the initial wager followed by a hit on the 2nd causes a loss of 2. Success on the initial two with a loss on the 3rd provides you with a profit of two. And wins on the first 3 with a loss on the fourth means you balance the books. Winning all four rounds gives you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you are able to squander the second wager 5 instances for each favorable streak of 4 wagers and in the end, are even.