## Baccarat Practices and Strategy

Punto Banco Rules

Baccarat banque is bet on with 8 decks in a dealing shoe. Cards below 10 are valued at face value while Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is one. Wagers are made on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they just represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then dealt to the ‘bank’ and ‘player’. The score for each hand is the sum of the cards, but the beginning number is dropped. For instance, a hand of 5 and six has a score of 1 (five plus 6 equals 11; ditch the first ‘one’).

A 3rd card could be dealt based on the rules below:

- If the player or house gets a value of 8 or 9, both players hold.

- If the gambler has five or lower, he hits. Players otherwise stay.

- If the gambler stays, the banker hits on a value lower than 5. If the gambler takes a card, a guide is used to figure out if the banker stands or hits.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The better of the two totals wins. Winning wagers on the bank payout 19:20 (even money minus a 5% commission. Commission are recorded and cleared out once you depart the table so make sure you still have funds around just before you depart). Winning bets on the player pays out at one to one. Winning wagers for a tie frequently pays out at 8 to 1 but on occasion 9:1. (This is a poor bet as ties occur less than one in every 10 rounds. Be cautious of putting money on a tie. However odds are substantially greater for 9 to 1 versus 8:1)

Gambled on correctly punto banco provides relatively decent odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Banque Scheme

As with all games punto banco has quite a few common misunderstandings. One of which is the same as a myth in roulette. The past isn’t a prophecy of events yet to happen. Tracking past outcomes at a table is a waste of paper and an insult to the tree that surrendered its life for our paper needs.

The most familiar and possibly the most accomplished scheme is the one-three-two-six plan. This method is employed to maximize earnings and limit losses.

Start by wagering 1 chip. If you win, add 1 more to the 2 on the table for a grand total of 3 chips on the second bet. If you succeed you will hold 6 on the table, remove four so you are left with two on the 3rd wager. If you win the third bet, put down 2 on the 4 on the game table for a sum total of 6 on the 4th round.

If you do not win on the 1st round, you take a hit of one. A profit on the initial wager followed by a loss on the 2nd brings about a loss of two. Success on the 1st two with a hit on the 3rd provides you with a take of two. And success on the 1st 3 with a defeat on the fourth means you break even. Winning all 4 wagers gives you with twelve, a take of ten. This means you will be able to not win on the 2nd round 5 times for every favorable streak of four bets and in the end, break even.

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