Pontoon is a blackjack variant that has sometimes been described as the early version of the game. Today, the pontoon is quite known in the gambling world and has a considerable following. The object of the pontoon is basically the same as the classic blackjack – to get as close to 21 without going over the figure, or busting.
If you know how to play blackjack, then you would not have that much of a hard time playing pontoon on slot online terpercaya. The card values are the same and so are some other basic rules. In pontoon, however, the dealer’s cards are both dealt face down. That means you do not get to see one of his cards. This means a lot as you have much less information to work on as you execute your strategy. In fact, this situation can totally change your basic blackjack strategy. As such, the value of card counting increases tenfold in a pontoon.
The highest hand in pontoon is an ace and any card with the value of 10 – just like blackjack, but this is called a pontoon. The next highest is a five-card trick. This is any 5 hand card that totals 21 or less. When you have a five-card trick, the value is the same as any other five-card trick. The next best hand consists of 4 cards with a total of 21 points or less. This time, the points of the cards count. At the bottom is a busted hand.
You will be able to find pontoon in a large number of online casinos today. You may find that you need to adjust your game a bit due to the variations in play but after a while, you will be sure to get the hang of it.
Denizens of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania are being treated to 8 new computerized blackjack tables at the Mohegan Sun. These tables were talked about several months ago on several web sites online. The idea behind the electronic tables is that there will be no live dealer and no real cards. The dealing and the gameplay is supposed to be faster, more efficient, and more objective.
Each table can handle 40 players at a single time. The dealer is represented by an “attractive” simulated one. However, attractive depends on who is looking, I guess. In any case, the games are called Royal Match 21 and players can bet $5 to $50. A special feature of the Royal Match 21 is that when the player’s two cards are of the same suit or a royal match, then the player gets a bonus.
So how do people feel about the new hi-tech tables? There has been a variety of reactions – the same way people reacted when news of these tables first came out. Some people like it because of the faster play but many people claim that they miss holding actual cards and interacting with the dealer. Some even go as far as to say that the point of playing card game live (as opposed to online gaming) is to get a feel for the cards – literally. Of course, that would be gone with electronic tables such as the ones in Pennsylvania. I suppose time will tell just how popular these tables will become.