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Play Pontoon Blackjack
The next blackjack version that we'll look at in this Blackjack Games Guide is a game that is most popular in the UK, Pontoon Blackjack which is also referred to as British Blackjack.
Pontoon Blackjack Rules
The similarities between Classic Blackjack and British Black jack include the use of eight standard decks of cards and forcing the dealer to Hit on a soft hand of 17. But these are the only rules that Classic Blackjack and British Blackjack share.For starters, Pontoon Black jack is not a Hole-Card game, which means that the dealer will not show an up card at any point during the game.
Secondly, the game will kick-off with the dealer first checking for a Pontoon hand, that's an Ace plus a Face or 10 card.One other difference between Traditional Blackjack and Pontoon Blackjack is that if there's a draw in hand value between the dealer and the player, the Push will be won by the dealer, not the player.Beating the Dealer's Hand
There are two ways in which you can beat the dealer's 21 in Pontoon Blackjack, by getting a Pontoon hand or building a 5 Card Trick.
A Pontoon hand is effectively a Twenty-one hand using an Ace and any of the Face or 10 cards. A typical hand of natural Blackjack would pay your stake at 3:2 payout but a Pontoon hand will payout at 2:1.Another way to beat the dealer's 21 is with a 5 Card Trick. This is when you draw Five cards or more without going bust regardless of the total hand value. Beating the dealer's hand using a Five Card Trick will yield a 2:1 payout on the player's bet.allnewgclub"