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SideBet Blackjack

Game Rules

Last updated: 2014-05-16

  • Malfunction voids all pays and plays.
  • 6 decks of cards, re-shuffled after each round.
  • Order of play from right to left
  • Dealer must draw to 16
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double Down on any two cards
  • Double Down on Splits
  • No re-splits
  • If you split two Aces, only one more card will be dealt to each hand.
  • Main bet must be placed in order to play sidebet(s)
  • Blackjack is 21 on first 2 cards dealt only, 21 on split hands is not a Blackjack
  • Blackjack pays 3:2
  • Insurance pays 2:1
  • Even Money pays 1:1 

Betting

  • Select bet amount by clicking on value in chip tray
  • Click on bet circle(s) to place bets
  • Click DEAL or SAME BET to receive cards
  • Higher credit denominations:
  • 1K=1000, 1M=1 000 000, 1B=1 000 000 000.
  • To remove your bet(s) Shift+ left click the appropriate bets on the table.
  • Click Undo to reverse your last bet activity.
  • Click Clear Bets to clear all bets on the table. 

SideBets

  • In order to play any SideBet(s), you must also place a normal Blackjack bet.
  • You cannot play a SideBet only.

Card Values

  • Aces can be used as either 1 or 11.
  • Any hand that includes an ace has two value, a soft value and a hard value.
  • This hand would be able to play as an 9 or 19. 
  • If the hand is an ace-8, the hard value is 9, the soft value is 19.

Deal Method

  • You and dealer are dealt two cards each.
  • Your two cards are dealt face up.
  • The dealer's first card is dealt face down, the second card face up.

Game Play – Step 1, Dealer Actions

  • If the dealer's upcard is a 10 or and Ace, the following 3 dealer actions take place:
  • Upcard is 10: Checking for Blackjack
    • Dealer will check for Blackjack.
    • If the dealer does not have blackjack, the hand continues.
    • If the dealer has blackjack and the player doesn't, the player loses the hand without continuing.
    • In cases where both dealer and player have blackjack, a push is declared.
  • Upcard is Ace: Offer Insurance
    • If you do not have blackjack, you are offered insurance.
    • This means the player makes a second bet (the value of which is half the original bet).
    • 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 the player believes the dealer also has blackjack.
    • Accept and you give up the possible 3:2 payoff and are paid 1:1. Play on the hand ends (whether the dealer has Blackjack or not).

Game Play – Step 2, Player Actions

  • For hands that continue after the dealer actions, any of the following conditions may apply for the player:
  • Hit and Stand
    • 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 regardless of the dealer's hand result.
  • Double Down (player hands only)
    • You are betting that your hand can be won with one more card.
    • Double downs cannot be applied to a blackjack hand.
    • A player may only double down on their first two cards.
    • When a player doubles down, the original bet is automatically doubled and the player receives one more card.
  • Split (player hands only) -
    • If you are dealt two cards of the same value (such as two eights or a Jack and Queen), the hand can be split into two separate hands.
    • When a hand is split, each card forms a new hand and is then played separately.
    • The original bet amount is applied to the second hand automatically by doubling the chip amount in the bet circle.
    • You can also double down after splitting a pair.

Game Play – Step 3, Final Play

  • After the player's final actions, the dealer's down card is revealed.
  • If the dealer's hand is 16 or less, the dealer must continue to hit until reaching 17 or more.
  • The dealer must stand on soft 17 (see Card Values) and cannot take additional cards.
  • If the dealer busts (exceeds 21), any player hands that haven't busted are winning hands.
  • When the dealer stands on 17 or greater and has a higher count than the player - the dealer wins, if you have the higher hand, you win.
  • If the player and the dealer have the same totals, your bet is returned.
  • If dealer hand busts and player hand busts, dealer absolutely wins.

Payouts

  • Winning Hand pays 1:1
  • Blackjack pays 3:2
  • Insurance pays 2:1
  • Even Money pays 1:1

SideBet Payouts

  • Cash Queens
    • 20 value hands pay 2:1 or greater
    • Any 20 2:1
    • Suited 20 5:1
    • Ranked 20 10:1
    • Pairs Qs 50:1
    • Pair Qs + Dealer BJ 500:1
  • Mega Match
    • Pays on the first 2 following cards dealt;
    • Suited cards 2:1
    • Mega Match 50:1
    • Dealer Match 5000:1
  • Crazy 7s
    • Pays on consecutive 7s being dealt as follows;
    • 1st card any 7 5:1
    • 1st two cards unsuited 7s 25:1
    • 1st two cards suited 7s 150:1
    • 1st three cards unsuited 7s 500:1
    • 1st three cards suited 7s 2000:1
  • Pair Play
    • If your first 2 cards are a pair you win. Also applies to splits and Doubles
    • Any Pair 12:1
  • Blackjack
    • Pays an higher award for your Blackjack, even if the dealer also has one.
    • Blackjack 18:1

Basic Blackjack Strategy

  • Often, players use the following strategy to assist them in deciding whether to Hit, Stand, 
  • Double, Split, or Surrender.
  • This strategy does not guarantee that the player will win but is used to improve their percentage of winning.
  • H=Hit,
  • S=Stand,
  • D=Double Down,
  • SP=Split,
  • NS=Never Split

BASIC BLACKJACK STRATEGY

Hard Totals

PLAYER'S HAND

Dealer's Up Card

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

Up to 8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

9

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

12

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13-14

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

15-16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

17-18-19-20-21

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Soft Totals

A-2, A-3

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A-4, A-5

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A-6

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A-7

S

D

D

D

D

S

S

H

H

H

A-8, A-9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Splits

A & A

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

2 & 2

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

3 & 3

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4 & 4 NS

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

5 & 5 NS

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

6 & 6

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

7 & 7

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

8 & 8

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

9 & 9

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

S

10 & 10 NS

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S