Born in South America at the beginning of XXth century, Punto Banco is often considered to be a mini-baccara. The croupier heads the game, takes the bets and pays the winners. The game is played around a half-circle felt, with a dealer using six decks. The rules below are for seven players.
The player can be either on the bank’s side (Banco, versus the bank (Punto) or play on the tie. His goal is to get to 9 with two or three cards. When the sum is 8 or 9, the game is stopped. Cards have a value : Jacks, Queens, King and 10 have no value and Ace equals 1. If the sum is above 10, then only the last figure is taken into account. For example, if cards are : 8 + 6 =14, le total is “4”.
Minimum bets are 20€ for Punto or Banco ; maximum bet is 1 000€.
For a tie bet, minimum is 20€ and maximum is 120€.
Different game scenarios
The cards are dealt face down, one to the 'Player' first, then to the 'Banker'; 'Player' then 'Banker' again. This is the initial [...]