Baccarat is a card game that can be found at almost every online and land-based casino. The game requires a small amount of skill and a great deal of concentration for players who join the table. The most commonly played version of the game is called Punto banco. In this version, the casino takes the role of the banker at all times. Punto banco has also spawned a number of variations including Midi and Mini Punto. The latest variation of Punto banco is called Super 6 or Punto 2000. In this variation, the only difference to game comes into play with the betting and the payout structure.
How the Game Works
With Super 6 or Punto 2000 baccarat, the game is played in exactly the same way as you would play a standard game of Punto banco. Each player around the table places their bet on the table. In standard baccarat, there are three betting options. The first is a bet on the player to win, the second is a bet on the banker to win and the third is a bet on a tie. In Punto banco, the payout for a player win is 1:1, the payout for a banker win is 0.95:1 and the payout for a tie is 8:1. In this version of the game, the payouts and betting is a little different.
Higher Payouts for Banker Bets
In Super 6 and Punto 2000 baccarat, the three betting options remain the same. The difference comes in with the payouts. In this version, the player bet pays out 1:1 as well as the banker bet. This means that when players bet on the banker, no commission bet is taken off. The one exception is when the banker wins on a 6. When the banker wins the hand on a 6, the banker bets are paid out at 0.5:1. This means that players only get half of what they bet. The payout for a tie remains the same at 8:1.
In all other aspects, Super 6 and Punto 2000 is played in exactly the same way as a standard game of Punto banco baccarat. Players bet on themselves, on the banker or on a tie. The croupier then deals each player two cards facing down and the banker two cards facing down. Players must use their cards to get the highest number of points possible with 9 being the maximum. Each card from 2 to 10 is worth its face value with the face cards worth 10 points and the ace worth one point.
Players then total up their points by adding the two numbers and dropping the first digit. If either of the players or the banker has a natural hand the round is over and the bets are paid. In Super 6 and Punto 2000, a natural hand is a two card hand that totals 8 or 9. If no one has a natural hand, each player can request a third card in accordance with the standard third card rules. The banker also gets a chance to request a third card. The cards are then shown and the croupier will pay out the bets accordingly.