Punto Banco Practices and Scheme

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Regulations

Punto banco is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards below ten are counted at face value and with Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not really people; they simply represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The score for each hand is the sum of the two cards, but the first number is discarded. For instance, a hand of 5 and 6 has a value of 1 (5 plus 6 = eleven; ignore the initial ‘1′).

A third card can be given depending on the following rules:

- If the player or banker has a value of eight or 9, the two players hold.

- If the player has 5 or less, he hits. Players otherwise hold.

- If the gambler holds, the banker hits on 5 or less. If the gambler takes a card, a table is employed to decide if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The better of the 2 totals wins. Winning bets on the house pay out 19:20 (equal cash minus a five percent commission. The Rake is kept track of and cleared out when you depart the table so be sure to still have cash remaining before you head out). Winning wagers on the gambler pays out at 1:1. Winning bets for tie frequently pay eight to one but on occasion nine to one. (This is a bad bet as ties occur lower than 1 in every ten rounds. Be wary of putting money on a tie. Although odds are substantially better for nine to one versus eight to one)

Wagered on correctly baccarat provides pretty good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Scheme

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has a handful of familiar misconceptions. One of which is similar to a misconception in roulette. The past isn’t an indicator of future outcomes. Recording previous results at a table is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that surrendered its life for our stationary needs.

The most accepted and possibly the most accomplished course of action is the 1-3-2-6 tactic. This plan is used to build up profits and limit risk.

Start by wagering 1 unit. If you win, add 1 more to the two on the game table for a sum total of 3 units on the second bet. If you win you will retain 6 on the game table, pull off 4 so you have 2 on the third bet. Should you win the 3rd bet, deposit two to the 4 on the table for a grand total of six on the fourth bet.

If you don’t win on the 1st round, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the 1st bet followed by a hit on the second brings about a loss of 2. Wins on the 1st 2 with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a profit of 2. And success on the initial 3 with a loss on the 4th means you are even. Winning all 4 rounds leaves you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you can lose the 2nd bet five times for every favorable run of four wagers and still are even.

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