Punto Banco Standards

Baccarat chemin de fer is wagered on with 8 decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are counted at their printed value while 10, J, Q, K are zero, and Ace is 1. Bets are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they just represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two cards are given to both the ‘house’ and ‘player’. The score for every hand is the sum total of the 2 cards, although the beginning number is dumped. e.g., a hand of five and 6 has a value of one (5 plus six equals eleven; ignore the initial ‘1′).

A additional card might be given based on the rules below:

- If the gambler or banker gets a total of 8 or 9, the two players stand.

- If the player has five or less, he hits. Players stays otherwise.

- If the gambler holds, the bank hits on a value lower than five. If the gambler hits, a guide is employed to see if the bank stays or hits.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Odds

The larger of the two scores wins. Winning bets on the banker pay out nineteen to Twenty (equal cash less a 5% commission. The Rake is kept track of and paid off when you leave the table so be sure to still have cash left over before you depart). Winning bets on the player pays out at 1 to 1. Winning wagers for a tie frequently pays out at 8:1 but on occasion nine to one. (This is a poor wager as a tie occurs lower than 1 in every ten hands. Avoid putting money on a tie. However odds are astonishingly better for nine to one versus 8 to 1)

Bet on properly baccarat gives fairly decent odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Chemin de Fer Strategy

As with all games Baccarat has quite a few familiar misconceptions. One of which is the same as a misconception in roulette. The past is not a prophecy of events about to happen. Recording previous results at a table is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most established and definitely the most acknowledged scheme is the one, three, two, six plan. This method is used to build up earnings and limit risk.

Start by placing one chip. If you succeed, add another to the two on the table for a total of 3 dollars on the second bet. Should you succeed you will hold 6 on the table, remove four so you keep two on the third round. Should you win the third round, add two on the four on the table for a total of 6 on the fourth round.

If you do not win on the initial round, you take a hit of one. A win on the first bet followed by a loss on the second creates a loss of two. Wins on the first 2 with a defeat on the third provides you with a gain of two. And success on the 1st three with a hit on the fourth means you experience no loss. Succeeding at all 4 wagers leaves you with 12, a profit of 10. This means you will be able to lose the second bet five times for each favorable streak of 4 rounds and in the end, break even.