Pontoon Gold - Microgaming
ABOUT PONTOON GOLD
Pontoon is one of the most exciting variations of Blackjack that has plenty of similarities but also a number of differences to the original game. Microgaming's Pontoon Gold features a very interesting game play and offers a host of betting opportunities, while eye-catching graphics and additional table options further improve the gaming experience.
With minimum wager standing at mere $1 and maximum bet being $200, Pontoon Gold is able to cater for a wide range of online gamers, who may have a small disadvantage due to the fact that dealer cards are dealt face down, but two ways to receive a 2 to 1 payout should prove enough to compensate.
PONTOON GOLD RULES
The game is played with eight decks of cards and while the dealer receives two cards, the player is not allowed to see either of those. The dealer, or banker, then checks for Pontoon, which is the same as Blackjack in the more conservative variations of the game. The good news is that the player's 21 or Pontoon is always a stronger hand than banker's 21 or Pontoon.
The player has three ways of winning the hand, with regular wins paying 1 to 1. A hand consisting of Ace and any 10 value card is Pontoon and pays 2:1, while 5 Card Trick features the same payout. This is any five card hand that has a value of 21 or less. While the banker must stand on all 17, the player is required to draw if the current card value is less than 15.
The dealer wins the hand in case there is a push, whereas the double down option can be used once per hand on 2, 3 or 4 cards. After the players' hands have been completed, the banker will play their hand and potential wins will be calculated.
HOW TO PLAY PONTOON
If you have never played Pontoon before, you might need some time to adjust to the different terms seeing as how Twist is used instead of Hit or Draw, and players need to press Stick when they do not want to receive any more cards. Clicking on Buy will double down your initial stake, but bear in mind this can only be done once per hand.
While the minimum bet is $1, available coin denominations are $1, $5, $10, $25 so select the preferred stake and place your wager on one of the five seats or bases. Click on deal to start the hand, with Auto-Rebet and Quick Deal options also supported. Move your cursor onto the black field located in the upper left hand corner to read important game rules.