One of the most popular online blackjack variations is Pontoon blackjack, the British version of blackjack. Pontoon blackjack is especially popular in Europe and players have begun to recognize its attractions as a real money blackjack challenge at the online casino as well. Pontoon blackjack is played with eight decks of 52 cards. When playing Pontoon blackjack the first two player cards are dealt face up while the dealer’s initial cards are dealt face down. Payouts for Pontoon blackjack are two to one. Pontoon blackjack has a few special card combinations including “Pontoon” — when an Ace and a face card are the first two cards, they create a winning “pontoon” (also called a “blackjack” in other games), “21 Points” which is achieved if three or four cards add up to exactly 21 points and a “Five-Card Trick” which occurs if a hand of five cards does not exceed 21 points.