Here at House of Jack, we believe variety is the spice of life. If you’re looking for something a little different, then look no further than Pontoon Blackjack, which was derived from traditional blackjack and is a popular choice for many players at House of Jack. The aim of this blackjack variation is for the player to beat the dealer with a hand total that does not exceed 21.
The biggest difference between Pontoon Blackjack and other variants is that the dealer’s cards are dealt face-down. In this game, the player can only make playing decisions based on his cards. Pontoon Blackjack allows players to split all cards; however, if a player splits aces, they will only receive one card per hand and cannot draw. In the case of a push, the dealer will win. Any five card hand is called a Five Card Trick and pays two to one. A Five Card Trick hand does not beat a Pontoon but beats all other hands. Doubling is only permitted once. Players can only surrender if the dealer has an ace or a face card.
• The game is played with a whopping eight standard 52-card decks.
• To begin the round, players need to place their bets, and then the dealer will deal the cards.
• Players will receive their cards face up, while both the dealer’s cards are dealt face down.
• If the dealer does not have blackjack, the player will make their move.
• Players have the option to stand, double down, or hit.
• Once the player is satisfied with their hand, they will stand.
• The software will then take over to play for the dealer.
• The hands will be revealed to see who has the higher hand.
• In the case of a push, the dealer wins.
Different cards carry different values:
• Aces have the value of one or 11; players and dealer can determine the value.
• Cards between two and 10 maintain their face value.
• Kings, queens, and jacks have the value of 10.
• Blackjack: The highest possible hand attainable in the game. It consists of receiving an ace and 10 in the first two cards dealt.
• Bust: Bust is a hand that exceeds a total of 21.
• Double: This when a player doubles their initial wager and receives an additional card.
• Hit: A hit allows players to receive as many additional cards without additional expenses.
• Hole Card: Hole cards form part of the dealer’s hand where one card to dealt facing up and the other facing down.
• Push: Push is when the players and dealer hand match.
• Split: Players can only split a hand when their first two cards dealt are the same.
• Stand: Players will stand when they are satisfied with their hand total.
• Surrender: Players have the option to surrender a round at the expense of half their initial bet.
• Late Surrender: Late surrender occurs after a hand has been dealt and the dealer has checked his hand for Blackjack.
• Early Surrender: Early surrender allows players to surrender their hand straight after it has been dealt.
Players can win blackjack in one of three possible ways:
• If you’re dealt an unmatched Blackjack hand from the first two cards.
• If the player’s hand is closer to 21 and is higher than the dealers.
• If the dealer busts and the player manages to keep their hand total below 21.
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