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Buster Blackjack X with Blazing Seven’s Progressive

(GEGA-003406, GEAR-001287)

Object of Game

The object of this game is to form a hand that equals thirty-one or as close to it as possible. The highest-ranking hand is referred to as “Blackjack X” and is accomplished when the player or player-dealer’s initial two card hand consists of an Ace and a King of the same suit. The second-best hand is a “Natural 31” and is an initial two-card hand that consists of an Ace and any 10-point card. If the player or player-dealer is not dealt a two-card hand of 31, the player will try to achieve a hand, by being dealt more cards, in an attempt to outrank the player-dealer’s hand.

How to Play

Blackjack X is played with eight standard fifty-two card decks (no joker). Players will place a wager on one of the three separate betting spaces specifically designated for each type of wager; Blackjack X base game wager, Buster Blackjack Bonus wager, Blazing 7’s Progressive wager. A bas wager must be made before a bonus or Progressive wager may be made. Players must bet at least the table minimum and no more than the table maximum for each wager as posted on the table. Once the player-dealer position has been established and all wagers have been made, the house dealer will deal two cards to each spot exposing one card for the player-dealer hand. If the player-dealer has a Blackjack X or Natural 31, the hand is over and all wagers will be reconciled, if not, then Players will then have options to be dealt cards to make their highest-ranking hand based on the list below:

Player Options:

  • Hit– Players may choose to take more cards in an attempt to improve their hand based on their hand ranking according to Player Options below.
  • Stay– Players may choose to stay and take no more cards.
  • Double-Down – Players may double-down on the first two cards initially dealt to them or after splitting cards. Players may not double-down on a Natural 31. The player must place a second wager that is less than or equal to the base game wager that was originally placed. The player shall receive only one card regardless of that total.
  • Split- Players may split any two cards with the same value originally dealt to them. The player must place a second wager equal to the base game wager placed. A player may draw as many cards as they desire per split card to make their best hand, unless they are splitting aces. Aces may only be split once and only receive one hit card. A maximum of three splits are allowed per hand. Players may also double-down or surrender after each split.
  • Surrender – Players may surrender after being dealt their two-card hand only. If a player chooses to surrender, half of their wager shall be forfeited. The player must indicate their desire to surrender before the player-dealer’s down card is exposed and prior to playing the hand. Players may only surrender prior to taking a hit.
  • Insurance – If the player-dealer’s face-up card is an ace, all players will have the option to place an insurance wager. Insurance wagers must be in an amount that is less than or equal to half of the player’s game wager. When placing this wager, a player is wagering that the player-dealer’s face-down card is a card with a value of 10, which would give the player-dealer a Blackjack X or Natural 31. If the player-dealer does have a Natural 31, the insurance wager shall be paid 2 to 1. If the player-dealer does not have a Blackjack X or Natural 31, the insurance wager shall lose.

Once all players have acted in turn clockwise starting to the house dealers left, the player-dealer’s hand shall then be played according to player-dealer options shown below:

Determining a Winning Wager

Once the player-dealer’s hand has been revealed and set according to the chart above, the hand value of each player’s hand shall be compared against the hand value of the player-dealer’s hand. All base game wagers will be collected or paid even money, according to the Hand Ranking Chart below. Same value hands will push, and base game wagers will be returned to the player. If a player is dealt a hand in which the point total is 22 through 30, the player shall lose their base game wager, regardless of what the value of the player-dealer’s hand is. If the player-dealer’s hand value is 22-27, all base wagers on hands valued 21 or under will win. Player wagers with a higher-ranking hand will be paid even money, while player wagers with a lower-ranking hand will lose and be collected by the dealer. Blackjack X, Natural 31, and Hard 31 will be paid at odds according to the chart below.

Card Values and Hand Rankings

Odds Payouts:

  • A Blackjack X will be paid 2 to 1.
  • A Natural 31 pays 6 to 5.
  • A Hard 31 will be paid 3 to 1.

Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet:

The Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers may be less than or equal to but may not exceed the base game wager. Once all players have made their decisions regarding their hand, according to the base game rules above, the house dealer will complete the player-dealer’s hand. If the player-dealer does not bust, all Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers shall be collected. If the player-dealer’s hand busts, all Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers shall be paid according to the posted pay table, as shown below. A Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wager remains in action regardless of whether the player wins or loses the base game wager. The player-dealer must always complete their hand as long as there are bonus bets in play.

Blazing 7’s Progressive Bet:

A player that achieves one of the qualifying hands listed below for the Blazing Sevens Progressive Jackpot is eligible to win either a fixed amount prize or the progressive prize.

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