According to the World Bunco Association the game had seen a resurgence in popularity in the United States in the early 21st century; in 2006, it was claimed that during the previous year "over 59 million women have played Bunco and over 27 million play regularly".
As it is played today, bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules. Small amounts of money can be involved as well. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. The winners get prizes pooled from the club resources for accomplishments such as the highest score, the lowest score, or the most buncos.
Bunco fundraisers have become increasingly popular over the years, earning large sums for a wide variety of charities. Large groups of bunco players have come together to support their favorite charities by paying an entry fee into the game, holding silent auctions, and by selling raffle tickets; with all proceeds from the event donated to the cause.