Card game and prediction game, Punto Banco is played by one to seven players simultaneously. To win, the player must anticipate the result.
This card game is akin to a prediction game in which players must anticipate the result.
The game is played around a semi-circular table, served by a dealer who uses 6 decks of 52 cards. The rules that we present to you concern the Punto Banco with 7 players, also called mini-baccarat.
The game is played out between the bank (Banco) and a “virtual” opponent, the pundit. The players bet either on the victory of the bank, or on that of Ponte, or the equality between the two.
Each player, represented by a number, has three boxes to bet. 3 scenarios:
The player bets on the square where his number appears, he bets on “PUNTO WINNER.”
The player bets on the Banco box located above his number; he bets on “BANCO WINNING.”
The player bets on the Tie box bearing his number: he bets on “TIE.”
He can also bet simultaneously on TIE and one of the other two chances: PUNTO GAGNANT or BANCO gagnant.
- To forecast well is to win.
- Once the cards are dealt, they are turned over.
- Card distribution stops.
The dealer compares the 2 games:
if Punto has the highest score, it is PUNTO WINNING
if Banco has the highest score, it is BANCO WINNING
if Punto and Banco have the same score: TIE
NEITHER PUNTO NOR BANCO ARE WORTH 8 OR 9
If Banco has a total of 7, he does not draw a third card (Banco is said to stay).
If Banco has a total of 0, 1, or 2, he systematically draws a third card.
What is the value of the cards?
The cards have a face value: the figures and the ten are worthless, the ace is worth 1.
For example, 8 + 7 = 15 => 5 is the total, 6 + 4 = 10 => 0 is the total, in this case we say Baccarat.
How much do we earn?
Players who bet on the right forecast win and get their initial bet.
Tie: the player wins eight times the bet, the others also get their starting bets (draw for Punto or Banco)
Banco winner: the winning bet is paid 19 for 20 (ex: a player who has bet 20 euros wins 19 euros and gets his 20 euros). The others lose.
Punto winner: the player wins once the stake. The others lose.…