BLACKJACK OR PONTOON? UNDERSTANDING THE UNIQUE ASPECTS OF EACH GAME
This post is syndicated by the Las Vegas Advisor for the 888 casino group. Anthony Curtis comments on the 888 article introduced and linked to on this page.
AC Says: Blackjack has many variations, one of which is pontoon. This article describes the differences in the games, but doesn’t say where pontoon is played. I’ve never seen it offered in a U.S. casino, but have heard it can be found in England, and potentially in other European countries, as well as online. Michael “The Wizard of Odds” Shackleford quotes the online game’s casino edge versus the proper basic strategy as .49%, which equates with the edge for standard multiple-deck blackjack games. A variation called Australian pontoon more closely resembles Spanish 21.
This article was written by Louis Wheeler in association with 888Casino.
Card games have always captivated the minds of players seeking entertainment and a bit of challenge. Two popular contenders in the realm of card games are Blackjack and Pontoon. Although they share similarities in their objective to beat the dealer’s hand without exceeding a certain total, they also have distinct rules…