Punto Banco Baccarat

In this variant of Baccarat players can choose whether to place their bets on the player ( Punto ) or to direct them instead to the dealers ( Banco ).

In fact, these are the only two possible bets in this variant of the online casino games and being its peculiar feature they give it its name: Punto-Banco .

The bets made by the players on the “ Punto ” or on the “ Banco ” pay once the amount wagered, while the bets on the “ tie ” pay 8 times the amount wagered. A commission of 5% can be applied to bets placed on the bank.

The rules

At Punto Banco Baccarat you can play with 2, 4 or 8 decks of cards and after this is dealt the players start the betting round and the value of the ace is only one point.

The other cards follow their face value up to 9, while the 10 and face cards are worth 0 points.

Each hand the dealer deals two cards to the player and two more to himself and if the player scores 8 or 9 through the two cards he wins the hand, unless the dealer ties his point.

The natural and the player’s actions

The hand with an initial score of 8 and 9 is called ” natural “, but not only, in fact ” NATURAL ” is also defined as the hand in which the player through the two cards gets a score of 6 or 7 points, and when the player has a “ natural ” in his hand, he cannot ask the dealer for other cards.

On the other hand, if the two cards dealt by the dealer add up the score of 5,4,3 or 2 points the player can receive another.

However, if the third card brings the score above the maximum 9 points, 10 points will be subtracted from the final result; once the player has performed all the actions at his disposal, the ball passes to the Bank.

The game actions of the dealer

The game action is strictly regulated:

  • In case the dealer on the first hand gets a score of 7 points he cannot draw any more cards.
  • In the event that the dealer on the first hand gets a score of 6 points he must necessarily draw another card if the third card drawn by the player has a value of 6 or 7.
  • In the event that the dealer on the first hand gets a score of 5 points he must necessarily draw another card if the third card drawn by the player has a value of 7.6, 5 or 4.
  • In the event that the dealer on the first hand gets a score of 4 points he must necessarily draw another card if the third card drawn by the player has a value of 7,6,5,4,3 or 2.
  • In the event that the dealer on the first hand gets a score of 3 points he must necessarily draw another card if the third card drawn by the player has any value apart from 8.
  • If the dealer’s point on the first hand is 2.1 or 0 the dealer draws another card.

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