Punto Banco, also known as baccarat, is a classic card game that is popular in Monaco. It is often seen as the ultimate game of luck and chance, as players need to bet on one of three possible outcomes: Punto (player), Banco (banker) or Tie. Punto Banco is a game of chance, with no skill involved other than placing the bet. It is perhaps the most popular casino game among high rollers and is played in many casinos around the world.
At the heart of Punto Banco is the card ranking system. The goal of the game is to correctly predict which hand (Punto or Banco) will have a higher card total, or if there will be a tie between the two hands. Cards two through nine are worth their face value, and aces are worth one point. The rest of the face cards and ten are worth zero points. The highest possible card total is nine.