Punto Banco £25 Min
Punto Banco Information & Game Rules
Punto Banco Professional Series Game Rules
- 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
- 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:
Player (Punto) Rules
If the Player (Punto) has 0-5, a third card is dealt. If the Player (Punto) has 6 or 7 the hand stands.
Banker (Banco) rules
- 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.
Banker's score Player's third card 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Stand Banker gets 3rd card
Punto Banco Payout Schedule
- If the Player (Punto) wins, Player (Punto) bets pay 2 for 1 (even money).
- If the Banker (Banco) wins, Banker (Banco) bets pay 2 for 1 (even money) less a 5% commission. The win will be rounded down if necessary.
- If there is a tie, Tie bets pay 9 for 1, whereas Player (Punto) or Banker (Banco) bets are returned (push).
- To make a bet, select a chip and click in one of the betting areas: TIE, BANCO or PUNTO.
- Combination bets in more than 1 betting area are permitted.
- Every click in a bet area adds one chip of the selected value to the bet.
- To remove a bet, select the delete chip and then click in the bet area.
- To start a game round, click Deal.
- To place the same bet as the previous round, click Rebet.
- To place a new bet, click New Bet.
- To minimise the Punto Banco history, move the pointer over the history table and click the close [X] button.
- To show the Punto Banco history, click Game Settings, and select the Punto Banco history box.
Game Setting Options
- To access game settings, click the spanner icon in the game panel.
- Audio. Turn on or off all sounds.
- Sound effects. Turn on or off sound effects played for events.
- Background music. Turn on or off the background soundtrack.
- Punto Banco history. Show or hide the Punto Banco history.
- Speed. Increase or decrease game speed.
- Game history. Click to view your latest game history. Note: Some casinos may operate without all of the listed game settings.
Note: Some casinos may operate without all of the listed game settings.
Return to Player
- The theoretical return to player for this game is 98.94%
- Unfinished game rounds are subject to the terms and conditions of the gaming site. For more information refer to the gaming website.
- In the event of malfunction of the gaming hardware/software, all affected game bets and payouts are rendered void and all affected bets refunded.