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Pontoon, a variation of Blackjack, is one of the most popular card games played in homes around Australia.

The object of the game is to draw cards with a total closer to 21 than the dealer’s without going over 21.

Cards are dealt clockwise from a dealing device called a shoe or from a shuffling machine. You are dealt two cards, while the dealer takes one card. These cards are dealt face up so you can see your point value. Pontoon is played with 6 or 8 decks of cards with the 10s removed.