If you're looking for an easy introduction into the world of Blackjack look no further! From all blackjack variations, Pontoon is probably the closest to the original game.
In Pontoon players strive to get as close as possible to 21 without going over but still maintaining a higher point total than the dealer has. Before you can receive any cards you have to place a bet. Once the bet is placed the player will be given two cards which are dealt face up. If their cards are closer to 21 than the dealer's cards they win the bet. The player will also win if the dealer goes over 21 and they haven't busted. However, if the player busts or the dealer comes closer to 21 they lose the bet amount.
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Pontoon is going to give 21 reasons to celebrate. Pontoon is an intense variation of standard Blackjack and is also the most played version of Blackjack in Britain. Pontoon is a game for players searching for a challenge and a game for thinkers. Pontoon also throws an additional twist on standard Blackjack by adding an additional challenge.
In Pontoon the dealer's cards are always kept face down until the player decides to stand.
How to play:
At the beginning Pontoon, the player makes their initial bet and receives two cards face up. The dealer gets two cards face down.
The goal of Pontoon is to score as close to 21 as possible without going over. Pontoon offers special payouts for two cards totaling 21 point which is called a "Pontoon", and a hand of five cards totaling 21 points or less.
While playing a hand you may Hit or Stand, Double or Split during your turn, as long as the value of your hand has not exceeded 21. Once the value of your hand exceeds 21, you lose or bust. If there is a tie your cards get pushed back to you.
Strategy and Tips:
Pontoon is a game of strategy and the rules are quite simple to follow. The tips below will help you improve your gaming and make your chip stack grow:
- It is very important to always remember that the dealer will always stand on a hand of 17 or better.
- Do not split pairs of 10's as tempting as it may seem. The risk is far greater than the possible reward.
- Always double your bet when your hand totals 11 points or less.
Deal: once you have place you bet, press Deal to be dealt the cards.
Hit: press Hit if you want another card to be dealt to you.
Stand: press Stand if you wish to play with the cards you already have.
Double: press Double to be dealt one more card and double your bet.
Split: whenever you get two cards of the same value you may press the Split button to separate the two cards and play with more hands.