Pontoon Professional is a game that might be unfamiliar to some. It is actually a variant of Blackjack. Thus the aim is to reach 21 without exceeding this figure and thereby going bust.
Read on for more details on this game.
Looks and Likeness of Pontoon Professional
In appearance, the interface of the Pontoon Professional is more or less identical to those found in Blackjack games. Atop the screen, a stack of cards lie positioned and are actually the cards to be dealt. Items to be seen include the chips of the dealer, the cards already used for gameplay and a trio of card-shaped boxes in which wagers are placed.
Bets are easily made and with the trio of coloured chips featured in the bottom corner of the screen, players can adjust their bet amounts to their liking. A Present is a grey chip with a reddish “X” inscribed in its middle. This chip can be used by players to cancel all bets made before the start of a round.
How To Play?
Players of Blackjack will find the gameplay to be similar and intuitive. To begin, players must place a wager on any or all of the three featured boxes, with these determining the number of hands players are dealt. Once this has been done, the ‘Deal’ button located at the bottom must be clicked and the cards are then dealt with the dealer. The player gets his/her cards dealt face-up, while those of the dealer is face-down. Should the dealer have a pontoon which is formed by an Ace and a picture card, the round is over and the dealer has won.
Play, however, continues in the event that the dealer does not have a pontoon. And things usually get more frenetic as players strive to get a hand that does not exceed 21. If more hands are needed, the player can press the “Twist” option. Pressing the “Stick’ button is however recommended when players are as near enough to their goal as possible.
A split hand is also permitted when two cards with the same value are dealt with the player and using this option permits players to begin a couple of new wager hands. There’s also a “Buy” option. This lets players double their wager when they think they have a really solid hand. The rules in the Pontoon Professional require the dealer to twist on 16 or a soft 17. A payout of 2:1 is featured for getting a pontoon or a 5 card trick of 21 from the 5 dealt cards. A 1:1 payout is the norm when the player beats the dealer’s hand or if the dealer goes bust.
To Sum Up
Pontoon Professional is one of the easiest and graphically pleasing varieties of Blackjack currently on the market and a game that players of all types will find easy to like and have fun with.