How to play Baccarat Banque

For those players who want some variety in to their usual game of baccarat, one version of the game will surely give them same excitement as the original game. This version is called Baccarat Banque. In baccarat banque three packs of cards are shuffled and the bank is on auction at the start of the game. The player whose name is listed first in the players list will be the first one to hold the bank.

The banker positions himself in the middle of one side of the table with the croupier facing him and the waste bin in between. The punters are on either side of the banker. All the other spectators who wish to take part in the game will remain standing and they can only play when the money in the bank is not being covered by the other players on the table.

The cards are then shuffled by the croupier and hands them to the players. The banker has the right to shuffle the cards last and he will select which player can cut. After the punters made their stakes, the banker deals three cards. The first deal will be for the players on his left side, the second deal for the players on his right side, and the last deal for himself. This is repeated three times. The five punters on each of the left and right side of the banker may win or lose depending on the cards that were dealt to them. The punter will still hold his cards for his side until he wins. If the punter loses, the next player following him will be dealt with the next hand.

The banker still has the right to continue even if the bank breaks. The banker just needs to prove he has enough funds to reload the bank up to the required minimum amount.

If in case the punters’ stakes exceed the amount in the bank, the banker is not liable for the excess. If the banker is losing the game, the croupier will pay the punters in a rotating order and as far as the money in the bank could extend.

If the amount of funds in the bank is not enough, the punters cannot make any claim. The banker can proclaim that he acknowledges the stakes at this point. He just needs to meet the required amount of funds in the bank. If in case the bank becomes limitless and the banker decided to hold all the stakes offered, he should decide whether to keep or give up the bank.

Baccarat banque is indeed a game of endurance and strategy. It is both entertaining and interactive. One note though to the would-be players, just make sure when playing baccarat banque that you have enough funds and wit in order to succeed each and every game.