Pontoon Glossary

Pontoon is a great game to play especially if you like Blackjack. But this variant of the main game possesses its own vocabulary and not everyone can apprehend it fully without a minimum of experience.

Quittions

Also known as surrendering, this option allows the gambler to give up his hand and keep half of his bet.

Insurance

In Pontoon this term refers to a security bet the player places when the open face card of the dealer is composed of an ace the player who takes the insurance wins if the dealer shows a blackjack lot but he loses his entire bet if this is not the case.

Blackjack

Making a "Blackjack" or "Natural" means that the dealer or the player draws an ace and a card worth 10 points. With 21 points, this hand is the strongest in the game and does not require an additional card to be drawn. The "Blackjack" payment is greater than 1:1.

Buster

Making a "Blackjack" or "Natural" means that the dealer or the player draws an ace and a card worth 10 points. With 21 points, this hand is the strongest in the game and does not require an additional card to be drawn. The "Blackjack" payment is greater than 1:1.

Discovered Card

Refers to the open face card of the card dealer, which can be read by other players.

Card Counting

A strategy in Pontoon used to reduce the house advantage or to predict the next card to be drawn by the dealer. Players must take care and ensure they do not to get stuck when using this strategy in casinos.

Doubling

Known as Double down in English. The player asks to receive an additional card and doubles his stake accordingly. In case of winning hand he will be paid an exceptionally high sum.

High roller

A Player who spends large sums of money freely.

Levelling

Known as flat betting in English. It refers to define the bet of a player which corresponds on each hand.

Sharing

Known as splitting in English. The player separates a pair into two separate hands. As a result, the player must place a bet on each hand and play each separately.

Push

A British term for a tie between the player's hand and the dealer. When this occurs both parties receive their entire bet.

Stop

Known as stand in English. The player decides not receive any more cards.

Hoof

A wooden or plastic box which contains the 48 cards used during the game. Between six and eight boxes may be used in Pontoon. Once a box is empty, the cards are shuffled and replaced.

Draw

Hit In English. By "drawing " the bettor asks the dealer to distribute a new card to them.

Unit

This term refers to the standard size of the bet used around the table.

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