Lucky 7 Blackjack
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Blackjack is a classic game of strategy that puts you against the dealer in a challenge to see who can get closer to 21 points without exceeding. Lucky 7 Blackjack features an optional side-bet, where you win if the 1st, 2nd or 3rd card dealt is a 7 card.
- Dealer must draw to 16
- Dealer stands on soft 17
- Blackjack pays 3:2
- Insurance pays 2:1
- Even Money pays 1:1
- Double Down on any first 2 cards
- Double Down on Splits
- No re-splits
- Cards 2 through 10: face value
- Face Cards: 10 points
- Aces: 1 point or 11 points, whichever makes a better hand
- Natural Blackjack: if the player's first two cards total 21 it's a Natural Blackjack. Blackjack is the highest hand.
- Hard Total: the total of any hand not containing Aces or the total of a hand where the Ace is counted as 1. So a 10 and an 8 is a Hard Total of 18, or a Hard 18. An Ace and a 7 is a Hard Total of 8.
- Soft Total: a hand that contains an Ace which is counted as 11. Exempli gratia: an Ace and a 9 are a soft 20. "Soft" denotes that the value can be changed. If later valued at 1, it becomes a "Hard" hand.
Player and Dealer are dealt 2 cards each. Both Player's cards are dealt face up. The Dealer's first card is dealt face down, the second card face up.
If the dealer's up card is a 10 or and Ace, the following 3 dealer actions take place:
- Upcard is 10: Checking for Blackjack
If the dealer has a 10 showing, he will check for blackjack by "peeking" at his down card and announcing "Checking for Blackjack". If the dealer does not have blackjack, the game continues. If the dealer has blackjack and the player doesn't, the player loses. In cases where both dealer and player have blackjack, a push is declared.
- Upcard is Ace: Offer Insurance
When the dealer's up card is an Ace, and the player does not have blackjack, the player is offered Insurance. Taking Insurance means the player makes a second bet (the value of which is half the initial bet) that the dealer has blackjack. If the dealer has blackjack, the player loses their initial bet but is paid 2 to 1 on the insurance bet. If the dealer does not have blackjack, the Insurance bet is lost and the hand is played out as normal.
- Upcard is Ace: Offer Even Money
If the dealer's up card is an Ace and the player has a blackjack, the player is offered even money. Taking even money means that the player believes the dealer also has blackjack. When taking even money, the player is automaticaly paid 1:1 by doubling the player's chip amount in the bet circle, and play on the hand ends.
Hit and Stand: on any hands where the player doesn't have a blackjack, the player may Stand (refuse any further cards), or Hit (accept another card). A player can hit as often as desired until they select stand or they bust (exceed 21). When you bust, you immediately lose your bet in spite of the dealer's hand result.
Double Down (player hands only): you are betting that your hand can be won with one more card.
Split (player hands only): if you are dealt 2 cards of the same value (like two eights or a Jack and Queen), the hand can be split into two separate hands.
H: Hit, S: Stand, D: Double Down, SP: Split, NS: Never Split
Lucky 7 Play
Tp place a Lucky 7 bet, you must first place a normal Blackjack bet. The Lucky 7 bet can only be a 1-value unit. Therefore, just place a 1-valued bet on the Lucky 7 bet circle.
If the1st card dealt to a hand is a 7 the bet wins. The win amount increases if the next card is also a 7, and increases yet again if the 3rd card is also a 7 (all 3 cards are 7s). If the 7s are matched in suit the payout will also be higher (see Lucky 7 payouts for details).
The Lucky 7 bet is paid not considering the regular play outcome.
The Lucky 7 limit is three 7s in a row. The payout for 4 or more is the same as 3 in a row.
If the dealer gets a Blackjack, the player is not dealt a 3rd card if he has two 7s, in this case the Lucky 7 is paid on the two initial cards dealt to the player.
- Display Quality: you can change this to Low if you are experiencing slowdowns in play because of your computer's processing abilities.
- Dealer Voice: this will turn the messages such as "Player Wins" on and off.
- Sound FX: this turns the game sounds (like the cards snapping into place and beeps when you click on the buttons) on and off.
- Load Ambient Sound: this will turn on the sounds of a normal casino, such as people talking in the background (these sounds are very quiet compared to the other sounds).
For more information about the game, go to Main Menu – Gaming Guide.
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