Baccarat Rules and Strategy

Punto Banco Principles

Baccarat is gambled on with eight decks of cards in a dealing shoe. Cards valued less than 10 are counted at their printed value while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Wagers are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these are not actual people; they just represent the two hands that are dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘bank’ and ‘gambler’. The score for every hand is the sum of the two cards, although the first number is discarded. e.g., a hand of 5 and 6 has a score of 1 (five plus 6 = 11; ditch the first ‘one’).

A 3rd card can be given using the following rules:

- If the player or house gets a score of eight or 9, both players hold.

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

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

Baccarat Odds

The higher of the 2 scores wins. Winning bets on the bank payout 19 to 20 (equal cash less a 5% rake. Commission are kept track of and paid off once you quit the game so make sure you have money around before you head out). Winning bets on the gambler pays out at one to one. Winning wagers for tie normally pay 8 to 1 but on occasion nine to one. (This is a bad wager as ties happen less than 1 in every 10 rounds. Avoid betting on a tie. Although odds are astonishingly greater for 9 to 1 versus eight to one)

Played properly baccarat gives pretty good odds, apart from the tie bet of course.

Baccarat Banque Method

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has some familiar false impressions. One of which is close to a misconception in roulette. The past is not a prophecy of events yet to happen. Tracking previous results on a page of paper is a bad use of paper and an insult to the tree that was cut down for our stationary needs.

The most accepted and likely the most favorable strategy is the one, three, two, six plan. This plan is employed to pump up earnings and minimizing risk.

Start by betting 1 unit. If you succeed, add another to the two on the game table for a sum total of three units on the second bet. Should you succeed you will hold six on the table, take away 4 so you keep 2 on the 3rd bet. If you come away with a win on the 3rd round, put down two to the 4 on the table for a grand total of 6 on the 4th wager.

Should you don’t win on the 1st round, you take a loss of 1. A profit on the 1st round followed by a loss on the second creates a hit of 2. Wins on the initial 2 with a hit on the 3rd gives you with a take of two. And success on the first 3 with a hit on the fourth means you balance the books. Winning at all four wagers leaves you with 12, a gain of ten. This means you are able to not win on the 2nd round 5 instances for each favorable streak of four wagers and still balance the books.