Baccarat Policies

Baccarat is wagered on with eight decks in a dealer’s shoe. Cards valued less than ten are valued at their printed number while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is one. Bets are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or for a tie (these aren’t actual people; they simply represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The value for each hand is the sum total of the cards, although the beginning digit is ignored. e.g., a hand of five and 6 has a total of 1 (5 plus six = 11; ignore the first ‘one’).

A third card could be dealt based on the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker achieves a total of eight or nine, both players hold.

- If the gambler has five or less, she hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the gambler stays, the house hits on five or less. If the player hits, a guide is employed to decide if the bank holds or takes a card.

Punto Banco Odds

The larger of the two hands wins. Winning bets on the bank pay out 19:20 (even money less a 5% commission. Commission are recorded and cleared out when you leave the game so make sure you have cash left over just before you depart). Winning bets on the player pays 1:1. Winning bets for a tie typically pays eight to one but sometimes 9 to 1. (This is a bad bet as ties occur less than one in every 10 rounds. Avoid wagering on a tie. However odds are substantially better for 9:1 versus eight to one)

Bet on properly baccarat gives relatively decent odds, aside from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Strategy

As with all games baccarat banque has some common false impressions. One of which is the same as a myth in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of future actions. Tracking previous results at a table is a poor use of paper and an insult to the tree that surrendered its life for our stationary needs.

The most established and likely the most favorable method is the one, three, two, six technique. This technique is employed to build up winnings and limit losses.

Begin by placing 1 dollar. If you succeed, add one more to the two on the game table for a total of three chips on the second bet. If you succeed you will now have six on the table, take away four so you keep two on the 3rd wager. If you win the third bet, add two on the four on the game table for a grand total of 6 on the fourth wager.

If you do not win on the 1st wager, you take a loss of one. A win on the 1st wager followed by a loss on the second causes a hit of two. Wins on the 1st 2 with a loss on the third provides you with a take of 2. And success on the first three with a hit on the 4th means you are even. Winning at all 4 bets leaves you with twelve, a gain of ten. This means you can not win on the second bet five times for each successful streak of 4 bets and still break even.

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