RULES & HOW TO PLAY

TYPE OF GAME

The game of No Bust 21st Century Buster Blackjack 4.0 with Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet utilizes a player-dealer position and is a California game. As in other games featuring a player-dealer, the player-dealer shall collect all losing wagers, pay all winning wagers, and may not win or lose more than the original amount wagered. Once the player-dealer’s wager has been exhausted, the wagers not covered by the player-dealer shall be returned to the respective players. The player-dealer may only “bank” the hand (including bonus bets) for two consecutive rounds of play before it is offered in a clockwise fashion around the gaming table. The gambling enterprise does not participate in the actual play of the game and has no interest in the outcome of the play.

OBJECT OF THE GAME

The object of the No Bust 21st Century Buster Blackjack 4.0 with Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet 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.” (Natural Pays 3 to 2)
  • A “Natural” beats all other hands.
  • Draw additional cards if needed.

DESCRIPTION OF DECK & NUMBER OF DECKS USED

A plurality of standard decks of 52 cards is used in the play of the game. The game will be played with a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of eight (8) decks.

CARD VALUES & HAND RANKINGS

  • Any two card hand consisting of any of the following cards is a Natural and beats all other hands.
  • An Ace has a value of 1 or 11 except when paired with a 10 on the first two cards.
  • Split Aces have a combined value of 2 or 12.
  • Twos through tens count as their face value.
  • Picture or face cards have a value of 10.
Card Value
Ace 1 or 11; 12 on the first two cards if the other card has a value of 10
Two 2
Three 3
Four 4
Five 5
Six 6
Seven 7
Eight 8
Nine 9
Ten 10
Jack 10
Queen 10
King 10


Hand Rankings from Highest to Lowest
  • A natural; an Ace and ten value card on the first two cards
  • A total of 2-21
  • A total of 22-30

DEALING PROCEDURES & ROUND OF PLAY

  • No Bust 21st Century Buster Blackjack 4.0 with Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet is played on a raised gaming table. The table seats eight players who face the dealer in a 180-degree seating arrangement. The tables are commonly used in the casino industry. The house dealer stands opposite of the players, and in the center of the table. The casino dealer’s chip tray is set in front of him/her. The play starts from the left of the house dealer and proceeds in a clock-wise fashion.
  • A standard round of play begins when a player-dealer is designated. The player-dealer places a wager in front of her betting circle. This wager is used to pay the winners. The casino will place a “button” in front of the player-dealer and a designation whether it is the first or second turn for the player-dealer in the banking position. The player-dealer will place the collection fee in front of his betting circle.
  • Players at a table then place their wagers in designated betting circles or other unoccupied betting circles. Each player must pay the posted collection for their wager(s) in any betting circle where they have money or “action”.
  • Prior to the start of play, the house dealer will take the collection fees and drop them into a locked collection box affixed to the gaming table.
  • The game also utilizes an “Action” button to determine which player receives first action on their wager. The player-dealer’s second face-up card determines the position of the action button. The player-dealer’s position is always zero and is not counted as a position. Other seats, in clockwise rotation from the player-dealer position, respectively represent the other numbers. When determining where the button shall be placed, cards shall have the following values:
    • Action Button Card Chart:
      Card Value
      Ace 1
      Two through Nine Hold their face value
      Jack 11
      Queen 12
      King 13
  • Play commences with the house dealer distributing the cards to the players and the player-dealer. All cards are dealt face up. The house dealer is the only person on the table to touch the cards. The players will signal to the house dealer by hand gesture if they wish to hit or stand. These hand signals will be consistent with industry standard signals such as moving their hand in a sweeping motion towards their body indicating they want an additional card and in moving their hands in a side to side manner, indicating they wish to stay with their cards on the table. The house dealer deals the first card to the player seated to the left of house dealer, in a clock-wise fashion. Each player will be dealt one card face up. The player-dealer’s first card will be placed in front of the house dealer.
  • The house will deal a second face up card to the players, again starting at the player to the first seated position to the left of the house dealer, in a clock-wise fashion. The player-dealer will receive another face up card in front of the house dealer.
  • The player-dealer’s cards will always be dealt and placed in front of the casino dealer’s tray. The placement of the player-dealer’s cards is standard in all games and is depicted in the chart below:
    • Dealing Tray
  • The house continues to draw cards for the player-dealer, if necessary until a Hard 17 or higher number is reached. The player-dealer must follow the following hit rules:
    • Rules for Player-Dealer
      Must Stand On Must Hit On Have Option On
      Hard 17 or Above Natural 22 Soft 17 or Less None
  • Once the player-dealer’s hand has been made, all winners and losers are determined by comparing the numerical value of the player’s hands with the player-dealer’s hand. The player-dealer can only win or lose as much as they have placed on the table to cover a portion or all of the wagers.
  • After all wagers are settled, the cards are collected and discarded. The bank button is changed and after every two hands, the player-dealer position is rotated in a clock-wise fashion around the table. Wagers shall be settled in the following order: Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet, all base game wagers, followed by all Buster Bonus Bet wagers.
  • The next round of play begins once the house dealer collects all cards from the table and places them in the discard tray. The house dealer will also change the Bank button, and if necessary (if the same person has already held the player-dealer position twice) rotate the player-dealer position clock-wise to the next position on the table.

HOW WINNERS ARE DETERMINED & PAID

  • Once the player-dealer’s hand has been revealed, the Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet will be collected as a win or loss according to the chart in the Bonus section below. Then the numerical value of each player’s hand shall be compared against the numerical value of the player-dealer’s hand. Each wager shall be settled in clockwise rotation around the table, beginning with each player’s base game wager, then each player’s Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet. The following shall apply for each possible outcome when determining which hand wins, loses, or if there is a tie:
    • A Natural is the best possible hand. If the player and the player-dealer’s hands are both a Natural, the hand is a push or 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 hand 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:
      • If 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 unless they have a three card hand totaling 25, in which case it will be a push.
    • The player-dealer pushes over a Natural.
    • If a player has more than a Natural and the player-dealer has less than a Natural, the player-dealer wins.
    • A two card 22 beats all other hands.
    • In the event that the player-dealer’s wager does not cover the amount wagered by the players, action for the Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet will start on the betting circle on the left side of the player-dealer position and go clockwise around the table. Additionally, each player’s wager receives action in the following order: Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet, game wager, Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wager.

PLAYER OPTIONS

  • Players must follow the below listed chart in deciding whether to hit or stand on a particular hand:
    • Rules for Player-Dealer
      Must Stand On Must Hit On Have Option On
      Hard 17 or Above 11 or Less None
  • Players may double down on any two cards by placing an additional wager equal to the original wager. Players may double down for less, but must be at least the table minimum. Only one additional card may be taken on a double down hand. There is no extra collection fee taken by the casino on any double-down or split executed by a player, nor is their any extra collection fee charged to the player-dealer.
  • Players can split any pair and receive up to three draws except when splitting aces, which can only be split once. The player must place a second wager equal to the wager he/she originally placed prior to the start of the game. A player may draw as many cards as they desire per split card to make the best hand. When splitting Aces, only one additional card may be drawn per split.
  • There is no extra collection fee taken by the casino on any double-down or split executed by a player, nor is their any extra collection fee charged to the player-dealer.
  • Players can surrender on the first two cards and forfeit half their wager unless the dealer has a Natural.
  • If the player-dealer’s up card is a Bonus Ace, players may take insurance by placing an additional wager up to 1/2 of their original wager. Insurance wagers pay 2 to 1.
  • Backline betting is not permitted on any wager.
  • Third Party Providers of Proposition Player Services, as defined in Section 19984 of the California Business and Professions Code (the Gambling Control Act), are permitted to play.

BONUS BETS

Buster Blackjack is an optional wager attached to No Bust 21st Century Blackjack 4.0. It features a wager that allows the player to bet that the player-dealer will bust. The greater the number of cards in the player-dealer’s busted hand, the higher the payoff. There will be a distinctive marked circle on the table in which the player will place the optional wager.
  • The Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet is an optional bet offered to all players who placed a game wager. A player must participate in the base game in order to make the additional wager.
  • Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers must be placed prior to the initial deal.
  • Backline betting is not permitted.
  • If the player-dealer does not or cannot have a Natural and the player has a Natural, the game wager is paid and the player’s cards are put away. The Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wager remains in action whether or not the player busts or is dealt a Natural.
  • Once all players have made the decisions concerning their hands according to the rules for the game, the player-dealer will reveal his hole card and play out his hand. The payoff odds vary with the number of cards in the player-dealer’s busted hand. The more cards in his busted hand, the higher the payoff.
    • If the player-dealer hand busts, all Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers will be paid according to the posted Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet pay table.
    • If the player-dealer does not bust, all Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers will be collected in rotation to the extent of the money in action.
  • The player-dealer will pay all winning Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers and will collect all losing Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers.
  • In the event that the player-dealer’s wager does not cover the amount wagered by the players, an action button will be used to designate where the action will begin.
Note: If there are no game wagers remaining simply because all players have received a Natural, as long as there are Buster Blackjack Bonus Bet wagers, the Player-Dealer must complete his hand, if not 17 or greater.

BUSTER BLACKJACK PAY TABLE

Number of Cards in Dealer’s Busted Hand Payout
3 2:1
4 2:1
5 4:1
6 15:1
7 50:1
8 or more 300:1

LUCKY BONUS BET

Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet is an optional wager attached to No Bust 21st Century Blackjack 4.0 w/Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet.

There will be a distinctive marked circle on the table in which the player will place the optional wager.
  • The Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet is an optional bet offered to all players who placed a base game wager. A player must participate in the base game in order to make the additional wager.
  • If a player chooses to participate, an additional bet is to be placed in the designated area on the layout. Each Casino house may place their betting limits for this side bet.
  • Backline betting is not permitted.
  • All bets will be placed prior to the dealer dealing any cards.
  • Once all cards have been dealt, and prior to any draws being made, the dealer will check to see if any players have received a Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet win. The Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet is based on the player’s first two cards and the player-dealer’s up card. The Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet pay table is as stated below:
  • Player’s who did place and win a Lucky Lucky Bonus bet must be paid immediately and all payouts must be removed off the Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet betting circle before regular Blackjack play begins.
  • Player’s who did not receive a Lucky Lucky win in their first two cards dealt and player-dealer’s first up card will lose their Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet wager. All losing wagers will be removed immediately before regular Blackjack play begins.
  • The player-dealer will pay all winning Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet wagers and will collect all losing Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet wagers.
  • In the event the player qualifies for more than one win each player shall be entitled to only one payout (which is the highest win) from the Lucky Lucky Bonus Bet Pay Table.

LUCKY BONUS BETS PAY TABLE

Player's Hand Pays
Suited 777 200 to 1
Suited 678 100 to 1
777 50 to 1
678 30 to 1
Suited 21 10 to 1
21 Total 3 to 1
20 Total 2 to 1
19 Total 2 to 1
18 Total or Less Loss
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