Portomaso Puntobanco AT STAKERS ONLINE CASINO
Punters the world around know about the hotspots from Vegas to Macau – but have you heard of Portomaso? This city in Malta, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, is home to a famous casino. But you don't need to fly there, deal with customs, and find your way in a foreign land to play the tables at Portomaso. Instead, stick with us for a VIP Punto Banco experience that will make you feel like the next James Bond.
In this live version of Baccarat, "punto" is the player and "banco" is the bank. Punto Banco rules are fairly simple, and unlike Blackjack or Poker, there are no rounds of dealt cards or betting. You bet, the cards are shown, the round is over. It moves fast – and that's just the way baccarat fans like it. Betting limits range from €50 EUR - €500 EUR.
When the game begins, the dealer serves up two cards. The winning hand gets as close to 9 as possible without going over. Face cards and 10s are worth zero. An ace is worth one. Should your combination end up as 10 or more, 10 is deducted to see what you have. So if you are dealt a seven and a queen that would be a seven.
Such a simple game could be played with automated, animated interface, but it's the live environment that keep our punters coming back again and again. You get to see the dealer shuffle and deal, and chat rooms for players as well as for you and the dealer are available, too.
Like Baccarat proper, Punto Banco is incredibly popular in Asia, but is only starting to catch on here in the West. So get ahead of the curve and try it today – so you can roll up to any casino already knowing what the deal is.
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