A «Natural» hand can only occur on the first two cards. If the Player’s 1st two cards equal 8 – 9, then the Player has a «Natural» hand and no more cards are drawn. When you’re adding up the cards, the total must always be in single digits. For example, if your two cards are an 8 and a 7, then normally this would equal 15. But since single digits are the only valid total, it is customary to drop the «tens» place value. Because of this rule, all 10 value cards equal 0 and all Aces equal 1. For example, if you draw two 10’s and a 5 then the total is 25; drop the two so your valid total is now 5.

If more than two players call ‘banco’, the two who are earliest in counter-clockwise order have priority. A player who loses a ‘banco’ bet can call ‘banco suivi’, claiming priority to play for the bank again in the next coup, to try to win back the loss. After all the players have had their turns, if there is still money in the bank that is not covered by player bets, spectators may also be allowed to bet. Now, if the banker’s total is 7 or less, the banker must decide whether to draw a third card. Note that at this point, the banker has not seen the player’s first two cards. The banker decides whether or not to draw using a decision table similar to the one for Punto Banco, but with freedom of choice in just a couple of cases.

The seated player will place the back bettor´s wager next to theirs in the betting circle. As in Chemin de Fer the total value of the bets cannot be greater than the amount staked by the banker.

Each hand thienhoanganh.com consists of a minimum of two and a maximum of three cards. The person dealing will put two cards, face down, tucked under the shoe, and give the player with the largest bet on Punto the other two cards, face down. The reason for taxing the Banco is because it has been established that over an 8-deck cards play on average the Banco will win three to four hands more than the Punto.