In Blackjack the aim of the game is to win the dealer by collecting a hand total as close to 21 a possible, but not more.
In Blackjack card values are the following: picture cards are worth 10 points, Aces 1 or 11 points and the rest are worth their face values. To begin the game bets must be placed. Bets can also be placed on the boxes of other players, in that case place your bet behind the bet of the other player. The player whose bet is at the front will have control over the position. Players must stop placing bets when the dealer calls out “No more bets”. The dealer will deal two cards to each player and one for the dealer.
When all players have the desired number of cards the dealer will also draw cards. In case the dealer’s cards total 16 or less a next card has to be drawn. In case the dealer’s cards total 17 or more, no more cards can be drawn for the dealer.
When the player’s hand totals more than the dealer’s hand, then the player’s bet wins and is paid 1 to 1. In case the total equals the dealer’s total, then the bet is returned without changes. When the dealer’s hand equals more than 21, the dealer loses and all player hands win. The combination of an Ace and 10 (or picture card) acquired with the two initial cards is called Blackjack and it is paid 3 to 2.
If the player’s first two cards have the same value (for example 2 and 2), the player can divide (split) them into separate hands up to three times. Aces can be split only once and only one card is added to each Ace. Additional bets equalling the initial bet must be made on the split hands. The new card combination can start from two cards. After splitting the total of an Ace and 10 does not count as Blackjack, but 21 and is paid 1 to 1. When the dealer gets a Blackjack the player loses the 21 acquired as the total of an Ace and 10.
The player is allowed to double the bet with each combination of two initial cards (except Blackjack) by committing to receive only one more card. Split cards can also be doubled, except for Aces.
If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, the players have the option of taking insurance for their bets. The amount of the insurance can be no more than half of the bet made and it is placed at the insurance line. Once the dealer receives a Blackjack, the insurance is paid 2 to 1. When no Blackjack is acquired the insurance has lost and the bet counts according to the rules.
Ace = 1 or 11
Blackjack = Ace + picture or Ace + 10 with the two initial cards
3 + 3 = 6 (when the two initial cards have equal values, you can split your cards into separate hands)
Pictures = 10 + 10
7 + 2 + Ace = 10 or 20 (value of Ace is 1 or 11)
Lucky Seven Jackpot (in Tartu casino)
In Blackjack players can also use the bonus box in addition to standard bets in order to win the Lucky Seven Jackpot. When making the bonus bet a bet is placed on the box and the bonus bet is placed in the Bonus slot (1 to 5 chips can be placed). To win the initial two or three cards on the box must be 7. To win the Jackpot the three initial cards drawn for the player must be suited 3 x 7 and one of the dealer’s initial two cards must be a 7 of any suit. Splitting is allowed with the bonus applied on each split. Bonus wins and the amounts have been listed in the bonus payout table.
Lucky Player is a player with a bonus bet chosen by the system and entitled to an additional win. Bonus wins increase according to the number of placed chips. Multiple bonus bets will not alter the winning of 20% and 100% of the Jackpot.
Lucky Bad Beat Jackpot (in Olympic Park Casino)
Lucky Bad Beat Jackpot is a separate game for certain card combinations. In order to take part in the Jackpot the player needs to place a chip in the slot of the Jackpot system in the table. In case a game includes Jackpot bets the dealer will start the electronic Jackpot system.
Minimum Jackpot bet is €1 and it is a single bet, meaning that a new Jackpot bet has to be placed for each hand. No more than 5 Jackpot bets are allowed for each box. Multiple bets increase the payout accordingly. Multiple Jackpot bets will not alter the winning of 100% of the Jackpot.
Lucky Bad Beat Jackpot payout table
Player has 20 points + dealer has 21 points with seven or more cards – 100% of Jackpot
Player has 20 points + dealer has 21 points with six cards – 1 000 to 1
Player has 20 points + dealer has 21 points with five cards – 100 to 1
Player has 20 points + dealer has 21 points with four cards – 25 to 1
Player has 20 points + dealer has 21 points with three cards – 15 to 1
Player has 20 points + dealer has Blackjack – 10 to 1
Lucky Player – 15 to 1
Magic Card – 15 to 1
For a Jackpot bet to win the player has to have 20 points on the box with the Jackpot bet and the dealer has to have Blackjack or 21 points. When the player wishes to split his/her cards on the box, the Jackpot bet loses (except in the case of Magic Card and Lucky Player). Lucky Player is a player with a Jackpot bet chosen by the Jackpot system and entitled to an additional win. Magic Card is a random card chosen by the Jackpot system. In case the two initial cards dealt for the box with a Jackpot bet include a Magic Card, the bet wins according to the payout table. Only one winning Magic Card combination is allowed for each box.
Payouts of Jackpot games are made last after all payouts of the table have been made and starting from the dealer’s right hand. In case there are two or more winning combinations on the table that require payouts of 100% of the Jackpot, then the first payout is made starting from the dealer’s right hand.