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Blackjack’s Better

x-blackjack-largeIntroduction

Blackjack’s Better is a variation of the standard Blackjack game that allows the player to place an additional bet to cover the possibility of the hand dealt containing a blackjack.

It is important that the dealer offers this additional bet to the players before the commencement of each and every new hand.

The Layout

The table layout will be similar to the normal Blackjack layout with seven or nine bet boxes and up to three “Blackjack’s Better” betting areas per box, printed/embroidered on the layout as an extension to the normal betting boxes.

Placing a Blackjack’s Better

A player may place a Blackjack’s Better on any box on which the player has placed a blackjack wager before any cards in the round of play are dealt. The Blackjack’s Better must be within the limits of the minimum and maximum signage displayed on the table.

Dealing the cards

When the initial two cards have been dealt, the dealer will remove all losing Blackjack’s Better bets, working from right to left and then pay any winning bets before any further cards are dealt.

Winning hands –

Blackjack same suit

Should the first two cards dealt to a box be a blackjack consisting of two cards of the same suit, the winning bet will be paid at 40 to 1. The hand will then continue as per standard Blackjack procedures.

Blackjack same colour

Should the first two cards dealt to a box be a blackjack consisting of two cards of the same colour but a different suit the winning bet will be paid at 15 to 1. The hand will then continue as per standard Blackjack procedures.

Blackjack different colour

Should the first two cards dealt to a box be a blackjack consisting of two cards of a different colour the winning bet shall be paid at 10 to 1. The hand will then continue as per standard Blackjack procedures.

Pay-Outs of the various combinations of Blackjack’s Better are as follows:

Blackjack same suit: 40 to 1
Blackjack same colour, different suit: 15 to 1
Blackjack different colour: 10 to 1

Definitions

Blackjack same suit: the first two cards dealt to a box consisting of an ace and any other card that has the value of ten, i.e. Ten, Jack, Queen or King (both the ace and the card having the value of ten must be of the same suit)

Blackjack same colour: the first two cards dealt to a box consisting of an ace and any other card that has the value of ten, i.e. Ten, Jack, Queen or King (both the ace and the card having the value of ten must be of the same colour, either both red or both black)

Blackjack different colour: the first two cards dealt to a box consisting of an ace and any other card that has the value of ten, i.e. Ten, Jack, Queen or King (the ace and the card having the value of ten must be of a different colour i.e. one red and one black)