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  • Punto Banco

    Punto banco, or baccarat as it’s sometimes called is played and loved in casinos all over the world. Exciting and full of intrigue, it’s simple to learn. Here’s how to play.


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Pick your winning hand

Choose your table and take a seat. You’re betting on the winner of a hand of cards. The winner is the one with a hand closer to a total of nine points. You can choose to bet on the player to win or the banker. There’s also a third option, which is a tie – also called egalite.

If you choose a tie, you’ll win when both hands have equal value and there are no more cards to play. It’s that simple.

Remember card values

Aces are worth one point. The other cards keep their own values. But a ten, a Jack, King or Queen is worth zero points.

Once the cards are dealt, the total of the hand is calculated by adding up the value of the cards. The dealer will announce the total. If it’s over ten, only the second digit is counted as the value of the hand single. So if the player draws a six and an eight, the total is fourteen.

But as the ten is discounted only the four is recognised and counted as the total.

Decide on your strategy

Before the game gets going you need to choose player, banker or tie to win. Place your chips on the box next to your choice. There’s no strategy to this really. It’s a gut feeling, or maybe you’ve had a lucky run and want to keep choosing that hand. It’s up to you and your lucky vibe.

It’s game on!

Once you’ve placed your bet the dealer will initially deal four cards. The first and third goes to the player and the second and fourth goes to the banker. Whether each hand gets a third card from the dealer all depends on the first two – but we’ll get to that in a moment.

The dealer will turn the cards face up and announce the points total of each hand.

The ‘Natural’ win

If the first two cards dealt to the Player or the Banker have a total of eight or nine it’s a natural win. The game is over and if you’re lucky you can claim your winnings.

The third-card-rule for the Player

If the player’s total is six or seven, they have to ‘stand’. This means that no new cards are drawn for the player. If the banker’s total is six or seven the banker stands as well and the game is over. The hand with a total that’s closest to nine wins and the bets are paid off at even money.

The third-card-rule for the Banker

This is where it gets a bit tricky. If the player’s total is five or less, the player will be dealt a third card. The card determines whether the banker can also draw a third card. This is called the banker’s third-card-rule.

We’ll take you through it but the best bit is that you’ll never have to remember this as the dealer takes care of it all. You can just sit back and enjoy the game.

The rule

1. If the player’s third card is nine, ten, face-card or an ace, the banker can draw a third card if their total is three or less. If it’s four to seven points they must stand.

2. If the player’s third card is eight, the banker can draw a card only if they have two or less. Anything from three to seven, they must stand.

3. If the player’s third card is six or seven, the banker can draw if they have six points or less, but must stand if they have seven points.

4. If the player’s third card is four or five, the banker draws a card if they have five or less, but must stand if they have a six or a seven.

5. Finally, if the player’s third card is two or three, the banker can draw a card if they have four or less. If they have five, six or seven, they must stand.

Lucky draw?

When all the cards are dealt, the winning hand is the one with the total number of points closest to nine. There are different payouts for the player and the banker. If the final total is a tie, then bets are paid out at another rate. If you bet on either of the other two outcomes in a tie win, you don’t lose your stakes.

Feeling lucky? Let’s get playing.


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