Play Punto Banco at online casino Mr Green
Mr Green has now released Pro Series Punto Banco for online gaming in its online casino. Punto Banco is a luxury board game that can most easily be described as a variant of Baccarat where you choose to play against the bank, equal or yourself. It may sound strange but really, the rules of Punto Banco are simple.
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About Punto Banco
Punto Banco or Baccarat is a game of chance that is popular at land based casinos. The game makes use of several decks, usually six or eight. You can bet on three options: to believe that the player (Punto), or the bank (Banco) will have the best hand, or that there is a tie (Egalité).
The winning hand is the one that comes closest to 9. A hand consists of two or three cards. The hand value is calculated as follows: ten, jack, queen and king are worth 0, aces are worth one and the other number cards have their normal value. The colors are irrelevant. If the total is double digits you remove the first digit so that the final sum is always a single digit. Two nines together is therefore worth 8.
When you win on the Punto or Banco you get back twice the amount, ie, the payout is 1:1. The payment of Egalité (tie) is 8:1 or 9:1.
It is a pure game of chance and the house advantage is 1.36% if you bet on “player” and 1.17% if you bet on “bank”. If you bet on a tie house advantage is greater.
Punto Banco is closely related to Chemin De Fer, also called French baccarat.