• Punto Banco at Manchester235 Casino


Just one of the many casino games at Manchester235, Punto Banco is popular because of its unique combination of precise rules and elegance.

Punto Banco is available 24 hours. Free soft drinks tea and coffee are available while playing.

Punto Banco is a simple contest between two sides - Punto (Player) and Banco (Bank). It is dealt by either a Player or by the Dealer, drawing the cards from a shoe.

The cards are given point values as follows: Ace =1, 2-9=card value, 10 and face cards=0. The Dealer will call the card totals (e.g. ‘five to the Player, three to the Banker’) and the nearest to 9 will be declared the winning hand.

The score of the hand is based on the total value of the cards. If the two cards were an 8 and 7 for example, then this gives a total of 15 but the 10 part of it is ignored giving a score of 5. The scores will always range from 0 to 9 and you cannot bust.

Winning bets on the Banker pay 19 to 20 (or even money less a 5% commission), winning bets on the Player pay 1 to 1, winning bets on any tie pay 9 to 1. On the individual egalites (ties) these vary. In the event of an egalite, Banker and Player bets are a stand-off.




  • You do not have to play any other wagers to have a bet on Any egalite (this being that both hands will have the same total).
  • You can bet on one or more of the individual egalites but you must have either a Bank, Player or Any egalite bet as well.
  • Due to the way the drawing rules are designed the Banker's hand has a slight advantage, which is why you pay 5% commission when you win on this hand.
  • When the cards are being drawn, please wait for the Dealer to indicate to you if additional cards are required.
  • The black or red cutting card signifies the end of the shoe.  

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