## Baccarat Chemin de Fer Practices and Strategy

Punto Banco Principles

Baccarat is gambled on with eight decks of cards in a dealer’s shoe. Cards below ten are worth their printed number while 10, J, Q, K are zero, and A is one. Bets are made on the ‘banker’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these aren’t actual people; they just represent the 2 hands to be dealt).

Two cards are dealt to both the ‘banker’ and ‘player’. The value for every hand is the sum total of the cards, however the 1st number is discarded. For example, a hand of 5 and 6 has a value of 1 (five plus six equals eleven; drop the initial ‘one’).

A third card may be given out using the following rules:

- If the gambler or banker has a total of eight or 9, the two players stay.

- If the player has less than 5, he hits. Players holds otherwise.

- If the player stands, the banker hits on a total less than 5. If the gambler takes a card, a guide is used to figure out if the banker holds or hits.

Baccarat Banque Odds

The greater of the 2 hands wins. Winning wagers on the house pay out 19 to 20 (equal cash less a 5% rake. The Rake is tracked and cleared out when you depart the game so ensure you have funds remaining just before you quit). Winning wagers on the player pays out at 1:1. Winning bets for tie usually pays out at 8 to 1 but on occasion 9:1. (This is a poor bet as a tie occurs less than 1 in every ten hands. Be wary of betting on a tie. Although odds are substantially greater for nine to one versus 8:1)

Bet on properly baccarat chemin de fer gives fairly good odds, aside from the tie bet of course.

Punto Banco Course of Action

As with all games baccarat chemin de fer has quite a few established misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a myth in roulette. The past is not a prophecy of future actions. Tracking past results on a page of paper is a poor use of paper and a snub to the tree that gave its life for our stationary needs.

The most familiar and probably the most favorable scheme is the one-three-two-six method. This plan is employed to pump up earnings and minimizing losses.

Start by placing 1 chip. If you succeed, add one more to the two on the table for a sum total of 3 units on the second bet. Should you win you will retain six on the game table, take away 4 so you keep two on the 3rd bet. Should you win the third bet, add 2 on the four on the game table for a total of six on the 4th bet.

Should you lose on the first wager, you take a hit of one. A profit on the first bet followed by a loss on the 2nd creates a hit of 2. Success on the initial 2 with a defeat on the third gives you with a profit of two. And wins on the initial three with a defeat on the fourth means you are even. Winning at all 4 wagers leaves you with 12, a profit of ten. This means you are able to not win on the second bet five times for each successful run of four wagers and in the end, break even.