A Five Card Charlie simply means that you have been dealt five cards in your Blackjack hand without going over 21 in total. 5 to 1 refers to the payout.
Beyond that, how many hits can you take in blackjack?
Furthermore there, what is the best blackjack hand? ace
Similar, is Blackjack the same as pontoon?
Pontoon separates itself from Blackjack by allowing players to double down, or 'buy', before taking multiple subsequent hits, or 'twists'. Pontoon also allows players to double down with more than two cards in their hands, whereas, in Blackjack, players can only double down on their original two cards.
Does 5 Card Charlie apply dealer?
If, at a home game, someone gets a five card charlie, if the dealer did not first get a blackjack, and the five card charlie rule applies, then yes, the player would win automatically, they would get paid then, their cards would be taken away, and then the next player would be allowed to take cards.