Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Monte Bank, also called Mountebank, Monte, or Spanish Monte, is a gambling card game played with a “Spanish deck”—a standard 52-card deck with the eights, nines, and 10s removed (making 40 cards). Less frequently played at home, it is usually played in gambling establishments, where a house dealer takes the role of the banker, dealing ...