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Biography of Pontoon

February 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Black Jack – also known as ‘twenty one’ and ‘pontoon’ – is a game that is generally found in a casino with people attempting their fortune on achieving the elusive ‘twenty-one’. It’s widely presumed that the game originated in France amid the 17th century. However, as with many other casino games the exact development of the game is still a mystery.

Twenty-one was brought to the U.S. following the French Revolution, but the game did not become favored in the casinos until the house provided bonus payouts. This was the only way that seemed to get players betting on twenty-one. One variant on the bonus pay out was for a player to make ‘twenty one’ with the black jack card (given a value of ten points) and an ace (valued at eleven points). With the expanding popularity of the game the pay outs were canceled but the name ‘pontoon’ remained.

Chemin de fer isn’t just about getting an outright ‘twenty-one’, but the primary challenge is to defeat the dealer without going ‘bust’. The casino certainly has a house edge over the twenty-one players in the long run, but with pontoon the player retains an element of choice.

Since nineteen thirty one when America first legitimized gambling, blackjack has developed into a classic gambling den card game. Furthermore, it is the combination of both skill and math employed in blackjack that has caused the game to be massively loved. Chemin de fer provides an appealing adventure to any scientist, mathematician or betting player wanting to examine the tactic of the game.

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