Pontoon Professional Series rules

Pontoon Professional Series Game Rules

  •   Pontoon Professional Series is a blackjack game where both dealer cards are dealt face down.
  •   The game is played with 6 regular decks, shuffled before each game round.

How to Play Pontoon

  •   Number cards (2-10) count as face value, aces count as either 1 or 11, and kings, queens, and jacks count as 10.
  •   The dealer must draw to 16.
  •   The dealer must stick on a hard 17 and twist on a soft 17.
    •   A Soft hand is a hand with an ace that can be counted as either 1 or 11 without busting.
    •   A Hard hand is a hand without an ace, or a hand with an ace that can only have a value of 1.
  •   A hand wins if its value is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand.
  •   A hand automatically sticks when it is a Pontoon, hard 21, or has five cards without busting.
  •   The player can only stick on a hand greater than or equal to 15.
  •   Player hands of 22 or higher (busted) lose regardless of the dealer’s hand.
  •   If the dealer has a higher hand (but not busted), the player loses.
  •   Pontoon always beats any other hand with a value of 21.
  •   The dealer wins all ties.Ranking of Hands
  •   Pontoon – A hand where the first two cards (including split cards) are an ace and a card with a value of 10.
  •   5 card trick or a ‘Charlie’ – A hand of five cards totalling 21 or less.
  •   A hand of three or four cards totalling 21 or less. Splitting
  •   You can split the first two cards if they have the same value.
  •   Splitting doubles your initial bet, and you play both hands, one after the other.
  •   You can re-split once, up to a total of three hands, including aces. Buying
  •   You can buy greater stakes in the hand if you have 4 cards or less.
  •   The buy bet is equal to the initial bet.
  •   After buying you can twist again.
  •   Only one buy per hand is allowed, including split hands.HOW TO PLAY
  •   The object of the game is to get a hand closer to 21 than the dealer.
  •   The MIN/MAX sign indicates the minimum and maximum for an initial bet.
  •   To view the Paytable, move the pointer over the MIN/MAX sign.
  •   To make a bet, select a chip and click in one of the boxes.
  •   If there are arrows to the left and right of the chips, click these to see additional chip values.
  •   You can play one, two, or three hands at the start of each game round.
  •   Every click in a box adds one chip of the selected value to the bet.
    •   To remove a bet, select the delete chip and then click in the box.
    •   To start a game round, click Deal.
    •   2 cards are dealt to you in each box face up, and two cards to the dealer, both face down.
    •   Click Twist to receive an additional card.
    •   Click Stick to receive no extra cards.
    •   Click Split to split the cards.
    •   Click Buy to double your bet.
    •   Once your hand stands, the result is presented.
    •   To place the same bet as the previous round and play, click Rebet.
    •   To place a new bet, click New Bet. GAME SETTING OPTIONS
    •   To access game settings, click the spanner icon in the game panel.
    •   Audio. Turn on or off all sounds.
    •   Sound effects. Turn on or off sound effects played for events.
    •   Background music. Turn on or off the background soundtrack.
    •   Speed. Increase or decrease game speed.
    •   Game history. Click to view your latest game history.
    •   Note: Some casinos may operate without all of the listed game settings. RETURN TO PLAYER

    The theoretical return to player for this game is 99.59% ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    •   The following game features and settings may be subject to the terms and conditions of the gaming site. For more information on the following, refer to the gaming website:
      •   The procedures used to manage unfinished game rounds.
      •   The time after which inactive game sessions automatically end.
    •   In the event of malfunction of the gaming hardware/software, all affected game bets and payouts are rendered void and all affected bets refunded.

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