A very traditional game adapted to modern times, punto banco is a revamp of good old baccarat. In this game, players choose between placing a bet on either punto, banco or tie, (also called egalité), and put their hopes on the next set of cards. It's fast-paced and straightforward, yet still thrilling.
Two pairs of cards are drawn, one for the punto side and one for the banco side. The resulting total reduces to one digit, by eliminating the left-most number (i.e., a 9 and a 7 result in 6). Depending on the totals, a third card may be added to each side. The highest total wins.