Published on Feb 14, 2019
Baccarat is a card game played at the casinos. It’s a card game played between two hands which is the “player” and the “banker”. This game only has three conclusions which is the situation where the player wins with the highest score; the banker wins with the highest score and tie. Unto banco baccarat, Chemin de fer and baccarat Banque are the three popular games derived from baccarat. In punto banco, each player’s moves are forced by the cards the players handle.in baccarat chemin de fer and Baccarat Banque, both players are able to make choices. The winning odds are in the favor of the bank; with a house edge no lower than around 1 percent.
The origin of the game is argued. Some sources say that this game was created in the 19th century. Meanwhile other sources claim that the game was introduced into France from Italy at the end of the 15th century by soldiers returning from the Franco-Italian war during the reign of Charles Viii.
Valuation of hands
In baccarat, cards have a point value. Two through nine are worth face value; tens, jacks, queens and kings have no point value. Aces are worth one point and jokers are not used. Hands are valued according to the rightmost digit. For example, the hand consisting of 2 and 3 is worth 5.meanwhile, the hand consisting of 6 and 7 is worth 3.this is because the rightmost number of the number 13 which is the sum of number 6 and number 7 is number 3.the highest value in baccarat is nine. The lowest value in baccarat is 0. For example, the hand consisting 2 and 8 is worth 0.this is because the rightmost number of number 10 which is the sum of number 2 and number 8 is zero.
What is Punto Banco?
The overwhelming majority of casino baccarat games in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Macau are “Punto Banco” baccarat and this game may be seen labeled simply as ‘baccarat”
What is Chemin de fer?
Chemin de fer is the first version that appeared in the late 19th century. Its name is the French term of the railway. This term is to show that this version is quicker than the original game.it is still popular and well-known in France.
In baccarat banque, the position of banker is more permanent compared to chemin de fer. This game consists of three inter-shuffled decks. The banker, unless he quits either of his own wills or by reason of the exhaustion of his money, holds office until all these cards have been handled.
How to play punto banco
In punto banco, cards are worth a certain number of points:
· Zero points: king, queen, jack, ten
· One point: ace
· Face value: all cards two to nine
The maximum number of points is nine. If your total exceeds nine, only the last digit counts. This means that if you, for example, have a total of twelve points, this ultimately amounts to two. There are three ways to place a bet:
· Punto: payout equals your bet.
· Banco: payout equals your bet, unless Banco wins with a score of six points. In the latter case, bets pay out at 2:1.
· Equality: a less likely scenario, where bets pay out at 8:1.
The croupier alternately deals four cards, face up. Two cards are placed in the punto area and two in the Banco area. Whoever obtains nine points or gets closest, wins!