The three-card Monte game is very simple. To play, a dealer places three cards face down on a table. The dealer shows that one of the cards is the target card Queen of hearts, and then rearranges the cards quickly to confuse the player about which card is which. The player is then given an opportunity to select one of the three cards. If the player correctly identifies the Queen of hearts, the player wins an amount equal to the amount bet; otherwise, he loses his stake.