Pontoon is deemed to be the British version of the well-known Blackjack. In the Pontoon game a pontoon (same thing as a blackjack) and any five-card hand (not exceeding 21) pay 2 to 1. However the dealer wins on ties and there is no dealer up card. There are a few more deviations from blackjack which are useful to keep in mind before you dive into the game.
In Pontoon, player’s goal is to have a hand with points value closer to 21 points than the Dealer’s without exceeding 21 or by the Dealer’s hand going over 21 (“bust”).