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Crypto Pontoon

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by painter1, Nov 14, 2004.

    Nov 14, 2004
  1. painter1

    painter1 Dormant account

    I logged into Intercasino and a major download happened.

    There were several new games including Pontoon.

    Crypto Pontoon automatically ends the players hand on soft 21.
    No chance to hit, double or stop.
    This must add a lot to the HA.

    Just stick to BJ - lower variance and HA.
  2. Nov 14, 2004
  3. thesmiler

    thesmiler Dormant account

    I sent this info to Ryan Hartley about one week ago and told him about the automatic "stick" on soft 21 and what this means. It happened twice to me in 50 hands (on a 4 card soft 21), so it cost me 6 bets.

    He promised to look into this and get back to me.
  4. Nov 14, 2004
  5. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Web Dev.
    My guess would be thats how it's supposed to do as after all, Pontoon was a different game to blackjack in its original form but the two have merged a little over the years.

    I also happen to think that Pontoon is a stab by Crypto to reel in the UK "home" market - or rather those who wouldn't go near a casino but like to play cards. As indeed are the new "pub style" slots aimed at a not dissimilar group.

    We'll probably see Bridge, Chess and Lawn Bowling soon :D
  6. Nov 15, 2004
  7. two_card

    two_card Dormant account

    Not allowing player decisions on soft "21" -
    changes the return to ????
  8. Nov 15, 2004
  9. bpb

    bpb Banned User - repeated violations of rule 1.14 (tr PABnorogue PABnonaccred

    A poster on another forum worked out the math, which showed that the house advantage is increased by around .6% when you are not able to double on a 3 or 4 card soft 21.

    This would make the total house advantage for crypto pontoon around .8%.
  10. Nov 20, 2004
  11. thesmiler

    thesmiler Dormant account

    Well, he didn't get back to me. Just sent him another reminder. Does anyone have new info if they intend to change this stupid rule?
  12. Nov 20, 2004
  13. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Dormant account

    Company Secretary
    From the Wiz's site:

    Oof - they've turned a great game with a low house edge into being worse than Oddsons blackjack :eek2:
  14. Nov 25, 2004
  15. thesmiler

    thesmiler Dormant account

    Just got a reply from Ryan Hartley:

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