Punto Banco, a game of chance which is popular in El Salvador, is played with 8 decks of cards. The game is played by one player (the "punto") against the dealer (the "banco") and is often referred to as a game of luck.
The goal of the game is to beat the dealer's hand by having a total of nine or as close to nine as possible. Aces count as one and tens and face cards count as zero. The player's hand is made up of two cards and the dealer's hand is made up of three cards. The player gets to look at their two cards and then must decide whether to take a hit or stand. If the player takes a hit, then the dealer will deal another card, and the player's total is re-calculated.
If the player's total is higher than the dealer's, the player wins. If the dealer's total is higher, the dealer wins. If the totals are the same, it is a tie and the bet is returned to the player.