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Punto Banco

The most élite of the casino games, and star of so many casino movies, Punto Banco
surprises many by being the simplest game of them all to play! Casino Rodos provides
the faster paced excitement of a ‘Mini’ Punto Banco table, with betting limits ranging
from €25 minimum up to €2,500 per hand. Tie bets pay 8:1.

The object of the game is to bet upon which of two hands of cards, termed the ‘Player’ hand and the ‘Bank’ hand, will have a total closer to nine.

Aces count for a value of one. Picture cards and tens count for a value of zero. All other cards count at face value. Any combination of cards exceeding nine counts only the last digit, for example:

Begin by placing a bet either in the box marked ‘Bank’ or the box marked ‘Player’. Two cards will then be drawn for the ‘Player’ hand, and two cards for the ‘Bank’ hand.

Depending upon the totals of each hand, subsequent cards may be drawn. It is not necessary to know the rules for the further drawing of cards, but they are given below:

PLAYERHAND

Total with first two cards Action
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Draws a third card
6, 7 Stands
8, 9 ‘Natural’. No further cards to either hand

BANK HAND

Total with first two cards Draws when the Player’s third card is
0, 1, 2 Draws
3 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
4 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
5 4, 5, 6, 7
6 6, 7
7 Stands
8, 9 ‘Natural’. No further cards to either hand

When the Player has 6 or 7 (and therefore does not draw a third card),

the Bank will draw only if it has 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

Once all cards have been drawn the dealer will announce the winning hand, collecting losing bets, and paying out winning bets according to the following odds:

Winning Bank bets pay 19:20

Winning Player bets pay 1:1

You may also place a bet that both hands will be tied (Egalité).

Winning Egalité bets pay 8:1

20:33 , April 19, 2012 Comments Off on Punto Banco