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Pontoon is a popular variation of Blackjack where a maximum of 5 cards are drawn per hand.

The house edge on Playtech’s Pontoon is 0.38%


Playtech Pontoon Rules

  • Any five-card hand or a ‘Pontoon’ (same as blackjack) pays 2:1
  • All other player wins even money.
  • 8 decks are used.
  • There is no dealer up card. But the dealer will peek at his cards for a pontoon. If the dealer has a pontoon he will immediately turn it over and collect all wagers and cards.
  • The dealer wins on ties.
  • Dealer hits a soft 17.
  • The player may stand on any total greater or equal to 15, or on any 5-card hand.
  • The player may hit at any point, including after doubling.
  • The player may double on 2 to 4 cards, but only once per hand. The option includes after splitting, and once for each split hand.
  • The player may resplit once, including aces.
  • Player may hit and double after splitting aces. 
  • A two-card 21 after splitting aces still counts as a pontoon. 

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