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    Rookie to Pontoon

    Hi I am brand new to pontoon can someone tell me why pontoon BS has D5 or D6 when you are supposed to be paid when you have five cards below 21, or that’s what I heard?

    Secondly if you use total bj BS at pontoon what is the house edge?

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    Secondly I note there seems to be no surrender at all in pontoon BS is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwantmoney View Post
    Secondly I note there seems to be no surrender at all in pontoon BS is this true?
    Depends on the rules. Yes, Surrender 17 vs Ace when dealer stands on soft 17.
    https://wizardofodds.com/games/spanish-21/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwantmoney View Post
    Hi I am brand new to pontoon can someone tell me why pontoon BS has D5 or D6 when you are supposed to be paid when you have five cards below 21, or that’s what I heard?
    The 5 cards have to total 21. Doesn't count if you have 5 cards that don't total 21.

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    Why would there be D6?? I mean max D4 since the next fifth card is going to affect 5 cards on 21 payout? Unless you are telling me six cards or seven cards on 21 no direct payout?

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    Also I notice in pontoon why A2 to A6 vs dealer 3to6 you just hit when in black jack you double? You have the Extra option of hitting and doubling after the first double so all the more you should double instead of just hit. For instance if I had A2 vs 6 in black jack I get 3 it is the worst hand. In Pontoon after A23 I still can hit or double to better that hand

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