Ready for some Blackjack action? Try the Pontoon game of Blackjack and beat the dealer! Read about the theme, rules and gameplay in this overview. If you haven’t played Pontoon before, try it for free in the window above before playing for real money.
Theme, graphics and sound
Just like all NetEnt games, this game table is sophisticated and well-designed. It imitates the flair of a traditional casino. So, you’ll be able to enjoy the thrills of casino gaming, all in the comfort of your sofa!
The card turning is fast and dynamic, so you’ll never feel like the game is static or not interesting enough. You can change the settings of the music, speed and gameplay in the Settings menu (lower left corner).
Many Blackjack players wonder about the difference between Blackjack and Pontoon. There are some differences, but the Pontoon game is actually based on Blackjack. There is different terminology related to bets and some different rules as well.
To start the game, select one of the bet chips from the lower right corner and drag it to the table. In this game, you can play up to 3 hands in one deal.
When you get Ace and a 10-value card right off, that’s called a Pontoon and it’s the best card you can win in the game.
If neither of you and the dealer don’t have this combo, the game goes on. The goal is to get a higher card value than the dealer, without going over the 21 line.
If you’re used to traditional Blackjack games, here are some differences between the games:
- what’s called Hit and Stand in Blackjack is Twist and Stick in Pontoon
- in Blackjack, one of the dealer’s cards is visible, while the Pontoon dealer has both of their cards face-down
- In Blackjack, a tied result ends in a Push (you get your bet back). In Pontoon, the dealer wins all ties.