No Bust 21st Century Blackjack

HOW TO PLAY

The game may be played with a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of (8) decks. No Joker is used in the player of the game. The game utilizes a special 52-card deck with each ace having the work "bonus" printed on it.

  • Any two card hand consisting of any special natural ace with 10 or any face card is a natural and beats all other hands.
  • An ace has a value of:
    • 12 on first two cards if the other card has a value of 10.
    • 1 or 11 when combined with cards valued at 2 – 9.
    • 1 or 11 in any hand with three or more cards.
    • Two aces have a value of 2 or 12.
    • All cards from 2 – 10 have their face value.
    • Picture or face cards have a value of 10.

The game utilizes a player/dealer position which will be offered clockwise in a continuous and systematic manner amongst all players.

The object of the game is for the players and the player/dealer to add the numerical value of their cards and obtain the best possible hand of 22 or "natural". (A natural pays even money) Any two cards consisting of any special bonus ace with any 10 or face card is a natural and beats all other hands. The value of each player's hand is the sum of the numerical values of his/her cards.

The casino dealer deals the first card to the player seated to the left of the casino dealer, in a clock-wise fashion. Each player is dealt one card face up. The player-dealer receives their first card face up in turn, but it is placed in front of the casino dealer instead of the actual position of the player/dealer. A second card is then dealt face up to all players, starting to the left of the casino dealer and continuing clockwise. The player/dealer's second card is dealer face-down in front of the casino dealer.

Players options are as follows:

  • Must stand on soft or hard 21 – Naturals
  • Must hit on 11 or less
  • Option on 12 through 20

PAYOUT CHART

NUMBER OF CARDS IN THE PLAYER/BANKER'S BUSTED HAND PLAYER WILL RECEIVE
3 2 to 1
4 2 to 1
5 4 to 1
6 16 to 1
7 50 to 1
8 or More 200 to 1

DOUBLE DOWN

  • Players can double-down on the first two-cards only, with the exception of all Blackjack hands and 21. The player must place a second wager equal to the wager he/she originally placed prior to the start of the game. The player will receive only one card regardless of that total.
  • There is no extra collection fee for the player or player/dealer taken by the casino on any double-down or split executed by a player.

SPLIT

  • Players may split any two cards with the same value or rank originally dealt to them. The player must place a second wager equal to his/her original wager placed prior to the start of the game. A player may draw as many cards as they desire per split card to make their best hand. Players may double-down or surrender after each split, and split up to three times.
  • Players may split any ten-value card (i.e. "10", Jack, Queen, or King) once. A player may make a second, consecutive split only if their dealt-card is of the same value or rank as the original card. A player may make a third, consecutive split if their dealt-card is of the same value or rank and of the same suit as the original card.
  • Players may split any two aces originally dealt to them, but can only receive one extra card per ace. The player must place a second wager equal to his/her original wager placed prior to the start of the game. Aces may only be split once.

SURRENDER

  • Players may surrender at any time, as long as their hand is below a natural, and not after a double-down, and forfeit half of their wager.

INSURANCE

  • When a player/dealer has an ace showing, players can take insurance by betting half of their original wager. If the player/dealer has a Blackjack (and the player does not), the insurance bet is paid 2 to 1 and the player's original wager loses.

GAME RULES

A natural 22 is the best possible hand. A player's natural 22 pays even money. If the player and the player/dealer's hands are both a natural, the hand is a push/tie, and no action is taken on the wager.

If a player's total is less than a natural and the player/dealer's total is more than a natural, the player wins the hand.

If a player's total is less than a natural and the player/dealer's total is less than a natural, the hand closest to a natural wins.

If a player and the player/dealer have the same total and it is less than a natural, the hand is a push or tie, and no action is taken on the wager.

If a player's and the player/dealer's totals are more than a natural, the following will apply:

  • The player/dealer is closer to a natural, the player/dealer wins the hand.
  • If the player is closer to a natural, the player loses except when the player has a three card hand totaling 22, 23, 24, or 25 and then they will push.

The player/dealer wins all ties or pushers over a natural.

If a player has more than a natural and the player/dealer has less than a natural, the player/dealer wins.

Backline betting is allowed.

Third Party Providers of Proposition Services, as defined in Section 19984 of the California Business and Professions Code (the Gambling Control Act), are permitted to play.

 

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