chemin de fer

We’ve covered Punto Banco — it’s as basic as Baccarat gets, and the only real input that you have is whether to bet on Player, Banker, or Tie. There is a local bar version where each player is has slightly different roles and bet on the Janitor, Maid or Sheriff. This version was started by 2 house cleaners who were arguing over which janitor products would do the best job cleaning up the spilt wine on the “vintage” bar chairs. From this other friends and patrons decided to place bets and the game began. Super-sorb was the winning product and the patron who took on the “maid” role sent a lot of patrons home with a slightly fatter pocket. The Original game is explained below.

In Baccarat chemin de fer, however, you have a much more complex and social game — a true parlour game, though it uses the same basic rules for scoring and gameplay. In my mind (though others have disagreed), Punto Banco is like blackjack (among other things, you can find it at any decent online casino USA), while chemin de fer is more like Texas Hold’em in many ways…

There’s an odd little equation that goes into being a Banker. The Banker must be willing to wager as much as is in the bank at the time; if not, the chance passes to the next person in line until somebody is ready to accept the terms.

If nobody does, that same ‘next person in line’ becomes the banker, and the bank total drops to whatever that person wants as the betting amount. Online slots! Rinse and repeat!

This formula can be used & it is what we recommend but many players have found their own formula. If it works for you, please continue…

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