Punto Banco Pro (table)
- Punto Banco Professional Series is a traditional baccarat game played between the player and the casino.
- The aim of the game is to predict which hand will be the highest. You can also predict a tie.
- The game is played with 6 regular decks, shuffled before each game round.
- The MIN/MAX sign indicates the minimum and maximum bet that can be placed in any betting area.
- Payouts are made according to the paytable in the game. For more information see the Punto Banco Payout Schedule.
- To view the Paytable, move the pointer over the MIN/MAX sign.
- Some features may not be available in PLAYING FOR FUN mode.
Play of Hand
- The Player (Punto) and the Banker (Banco) are initially dealt two cards each and a third card may be dealt based on the third card rules.
- All cards are dealt face up.
- The hand with a value closest to 9 wins. Hands of equal value are a tie, and neither hand wins.
- Number cards 2-9 count as face value, aces count as 1, and kings, queens, jacks, and 10’s count as 0.
- If the value is 10 or more, 10 is subtracted. The value remaining is the hand value (for example, 13 becomes 3).
- Bets are paid according to the Punto Banco Payout Schedule.
Third Card Rules
Banker (Banco) rules
- If the Player (Punto) or the Banker (Banco) has 8 or 9, it is known as “natural”, and both hands stand. This rule overrides all other rules.
- If neither the Player (Punto) nor the Banker (Banco) has 8 or 9 play proceeds as follows:
- If the Player (Punto) has 0-5, a third card is dealt. If the Player (Punto) has 6 or 7 the hand stands.
- If the Player (Punto) stands, the Banker (Banco) draws a third card if the hand has 0-5.
- If the Player (Punto) draws a third card, the value of the card drawn by the Player (Punto) and the value of the Banker’s (Banco) hand determines if the Banker (Banco) gets a third card.
Player (Punto) Rules
The RTP is 98.92%.