Pontoon players have a selection of 0.11, 0.50, and 1.00 credit chips to place their bet with. In the standard roller version of this card game, the minimum and maximum wagers that a player can place per hand are fixed at 0.10 and 5.00, respectively.
In this Pontoon game, the dealer wins all ties. However, the dealer must twist on a 16 or soft 17. The player must try and reach 21 (just like in blackjack) or get as close to it as possible, beating the dealer in the process.
The player has anything from 1 to 3 hands to wager on, depending on how much they wish to bet. Players can also choose to buy cards (taking a new card and doubling the existing bet on the hand), instead of twisting (taking a new card at the same stake) or sticking with the hand they have.