This version of Pontoon is found at casinos running on Real Time Gaming (RTG) software.

Pontoon is a variation of the card game Blackjack.

RTG Pontoon Rules:

  • Pontoon is dealt with 2 decks of cards.
  • Cards are re-shuffled after every hand.
  • Dealer must hit soft 17.
  • Dealer wins all ties.
  • Dealer wins with any 5 card total of 21 or less.
  • Pontoon, ie 2-card 21, pays 2 to 1 (unless dealer also has Pontoon)
  • Any 5 card hand that doesn’t bust pays 2 to 1 (unless the Dealer also has 5 cards).
  • All other winning hands pay even money.
  • The Player may split up to 3 hands at one time.
  • A Player may draw and double after splitting aces.
  • A 2-card 21 after splitting aces counts as a pontoon.
  • Player may Double at any time and may hit after Doubling.
  • If a Player has doubled down and receives a total of 14 or less, the hand will automatically draw cards until the total is over 14.

This Pontoon game has house edge of 0.17%.

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