Lucky 7 Blackjack
This is one of Amaya's eight blackjack games. 'Lucky 7 Blackjack' is a standard blackjack game but with a potentially lucrative side bet.
The table has three player positions, and you can play as many positions as you like per deal. The felt and card backs are usually customised with the logo and colours of the casino at which you are playing.
Chip values range from 1 to 500 of your currency of choice. To bet, you select your chip size, and then click on the 'Bet' circles on the table. Adjacent to each circle is a smaller circle – this is the for the 'Lucky 7' side bet. Click chips into this circle in the same way if you wish to take the side bet.
Click 'deal' to receive your cards. Animation is smooth, but just a little bit slow. Eight decks are used, and dealer must draw to 16 and stand on all 17s. Blackjack pays 3:2 and Insurance 2:1 – the dealer checks for blackjack whenever their face card is an ace, ten or face card. If you have blackjack and the dealer is showing an ace you are offered even money, which means your bet is returned to you. If you do not take the offer and the dealer has blackjack, then you lose.
You can also double down on any total, but you cannot surrender. You can split all pairs but you cannot re-split. If you split aces you only receive one more card per hand.
The side bet pays as follows:
- First card dealt is a seven: 3-1
- First two cards dealt are unsuited sevens: 25-1
- First two cards dealt are suited sevens: 50-1
- First three cards dealt are unsuited sevens: 100-1
- First three cards dealt are suited sevens: 500-1
- First four cards dealt are unsuited sevens: 100-1
- First four cards dealt are suited sevens: 500-1
The house edge in this game is 0.46 percent.
Another nicely rendered blackjack game, although sometimes the female commentator does not keep up with the action which can become annoying once it has happened for the nth time. Is the side bet worth taking? Considering that the house edge on the side bet is 49.89 percent, you can make your own mind up!
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