Dragon Bonus (Associated Sidebets / Variations)


Name of Game / Side bet

Dragon Bonus
Licence type - Licence required
Status - Permanent
Trial originated at - Genting Casinos
Date placed on trial - 2007
Licensee / proprietor - Shufflemaster Inc
Licensee contact details -

1106 Palms Airport Drive, Las Vegas NV
89119-3730 USA.
Tel: 1(702)897 7150

Email: shfl@shufflemaster.com


Basic Outline Rules / How to Play


The basic rules of Punto Banco otherwise detailed on this website apply. Dragon Bonus is an optional side bet placed at the same time as the opening wagers in the basic game.


Players have two ways to win the Dragon Bonus side wager depending on whether the selection hand is a ‘natural’ winner (being a score of eight or nine with the first two cards dealt to that hand) or a ‘non-natural’ winner (being any winning score after a third card has been dealt to that hand).


If the selected hand is a natural winner, the Dragon Bonus side wager will win and be paid normally, odds of 1 to 1 (even money). If the selected hand is a 'non-natural' winner, and wins by four clear points, the Dragon Bonus side wager will be paid at odds depending on the score.


Various pay tables are available but the most common are:-


Pay table 1

Win by 9 points 30–1

Win by 8 points 10–1

Win by 7 points 6–1

Win by 6 points 4–1

Win by 5 points 2–1

Win by 4 points 1–1


Pay Table 2

Win by 9 points 20–1

Win by 8 points 8–1

Win by 7 points 7–1

Win by 6 points 4–1

Win by 5 points 3–1

Win by 4 points 1–1


Pay table 3

Win by 9 points 30–1

Win by 8 points 10–1

Win by 6-7 points 4–1

Win by 4-5 points 2–1


House Edge details


Pay Table 1

Player (6 decks) 2.67%

Banker (6 decks) 9.39%

Player (8 decks) 2.65%

Banker (8 decks) 9.37%


Pay Table 2

Player (6 decks) 2.59%

Banker (6 decks) 8.86%

Player (8 decks) 2.58%

Banker (8 decks) 8.85%


Pay Table 3

Player (6 decks) 2.51%

Banker (6 decks) 8.54%

Player (8 decks) 2.50%

Banker (8 decks) 8.53%


If only minimum odds used:

Player (6 decks) 11.29%

Banker (6 decks) 16.78%

Player (8 decks) 11.28%

Banker (8 decks) 16.77%


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