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Pontoon

Post by Hugo Lightly » Sun 30 May, 2010 8:38 pm

I've purchased the iPhone game when it first came out but am struggling to be successful and constantly running out of money - any tips?

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Re: Pontoon

Post by Paul Norman » Wed 23 Jun, 2010 10:01 am

Hi,

I have the same problem... :) The quickest and easiest way to make money is to be the Banker as the odds are slightly better if you are. The problem is you need Pontoon which is up to the cards.

When placing your initial bet, or asking for another card remember the odds are far more favorable for a card scoring 10 than any other. So if you are dealt a ten to start, bet high as the odds are you will get another 10 making a decent hand of 20. However if you get a 5 or 6, bet low, as 15/16 is not a nice score as you need to ask for another card with a high chance of going bust. 2 and 3 can be worth a high bet as you may get a 5-card-trick, tho it only takes one 10 to stop that so its not all that easy. If you are dealt an Ace, bet high as you have good odds of getting a Pontoon.

Hope this helps you win..

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Re: Pontoon

Post by Hanson Bros » Wed 11 Jun, 2014 1:08 pm

what is pontoon?

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Re: Pontoon

Post by Paul Norman » Wed 11 Jun, 2014 1:28 pm

Its the game BlackJack was based on. Despite what wikipedia and other sites claim it pre dates BlackJack which is the American evolution of the game:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontoon_%28card_game%29

I used it to learn how the iOS dev tools worked. It was a game I used to play as a kid but could not find anywhere on net as everyone else seems to be happy to play Black Jack. The main difference and prob the reason that its not so popular in casinos, is that the house does not have an advantage as any player can have a turn at being the dealer. Thats the main reason I like it, coz soon as you win the dealership you stand to start making money!

See here:
http://www.pisd.co.uk/go/page?Pontoon

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