- a gambling game of Spanish origin played with a special deck of forty cards, in which the players bet against a banker on the suit of cards to be turned up from the deck
- see three-card monte
Origin of monteSpanish monte, literally , mountain, hence heap of cards (left after players have their shares) from Classical Latin mons (gen. montis), mount
A card game in which two cards are chosen from four laid out face-up and a player bets that one of the two will be matched in suit by the dealer before the other one.
Origin of monteSpanish mountain, pile, monte from Italian from Latin mōns mont- mountain ; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.