## Punto Banco Policies and Strategy

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Punto banco is played with 8 decks of cards in a shoe. Cards under ten are worth face value while at the same time Ten, Jack, Queen, King are zero, and A is 1. Wagers are placed on the ‘bank’, the ‘player’, or on a tie (these aren’t really people; they just represent the two hands to be dealt).

Two hands of 2 cards are then given to the ‘house’ and ‘player’. The total for each hand is the sum of the cards, although the first number is dropped. e.g., a hand of 5 and 6 has a total of 1 (five plus 6 = 11; dump the first ‘1′).

A 3rd card may be dealt using the rules below:

- If the gambler or bank gets a total of eight or 9, the two players hold.

- If the player has less than five, she takes a card. Players otherwise hold.

- If the player stands, the bank hits on 5 or less. If the gambler hits, a table is used to figure out if the house stands or takes a card.

Baccarat Odds

The bigger of the two totals wins. Winning bets on the bank pay out 19 to 20 (equal money minus a 5 percent commission. The Rake is tracked and cleared out when you depart the game so make sure you have funds around just before you head out). Winning bets on the gambler pays out at 1:1. Winning bets for tie normally pays eight to one but occasionally 9:1. (This is a poor wager as ties occur lower than one in every 10 rounds. Avoid wagering on a tie. Although odds are substantially better for 9:1 vs. 8:1)

Wagered on correctly punto banco provides fairly good odds, apart from the tie wager of course.

Punto Banco Scheme

As with all games punto banco has a few established misunderstandings. One of which is similar to a false impression in roulette. The past isn’t an indicator of events yet to happen. Tracking past results on a page of paper is a waste of paper and a snub to the tree that was cut down for our paper desires.

The most common and possibly the most successful scheme is the one-three-two-six technique. This technique is used to pump up earnings and minimizing risk.

Begin by wagering one chip. If you succeed, add another to the 2 on the table for a sum of three chips on the second bet. Should you succeed you will now have 6 on the game table, pull off 4 so you keep 2 on the third round. Should you succeed on the 3rd round, add 2 to the four on the table for a sum total of 6 on the fourth wager.

Should you don’t win on the first bet, you take a loss of one. A win on the 1st bet followed by a hit on the second brings about a hit of two. Success on the first two with a hit on the 3rd gives you with a profit of 2. And wins on the first three with a defeat on the 4th means you experience no loss. Winning all 4 bets gives you with twelve, a gain of 10. This means you are able to lose the second round five times for every successful run of 4 rounds and in the end, are even.