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PROGRESSIVE BLACKJACK

How to Play

Progressive Blackjack™

This is a variation on standard Blackjack that features a progressive sidebet. We offer six deck Blackjack. If you are not familiar with Blackjack, you may want to look at the Blackjack Rules first.

To play the game:

  • Click on chips to select a value and click on the bet area to place a chip of that value. Every left-click increases your bet amount, every right-click decreases it.
  • Click the Deal button.
  • If the dealer shows an Ace, you are offered insurance. Click the Insurance button to insure against the dealer having Blackjack.
  • Use the Hit, Stand, Double and Split buttons as required.
  • Please note that Insurance, Double and Split require additional bets. If your balance does not have enough money to cover these expenses, the buttons will be disabled.
  • If you want to play another round, press New Game. Then place a bet as described above and click the Deal button, or click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round.


Progressive Jackpot Side Bet:

In this game you have the option of making an additional bet to try and win a jackpot. Click on the coin slit above the bet area to place the side bet. The blinking light above the slit will turn green. The cost of the side bet is shown next to the coin slit after placing the side bet. Out of the side bet, a certain percentage goes to the progressive jackpot pool. If you get a winning card combination as described in the Progressive paytable, you get an additional payout. The highest progressive payout is the progressive jackpot and is won upon receiving four consecutive Aces of the same suit and starting from the first card in the hand. Note that all progressive wins require that the card combinations (one to four Aces) are consecutive and starting from the first card in the hand. These wins are awarded at the end of the game round, and if you’ve split your hand, they are calculated separately for each of the new hands.

The Progressive paytable is displayed when you click on Show Paytable on the left side of the screen, just under the ticker that shows the current size of the jackpot.


Jackpot

One of the possible wins in this game is the progressive Jackpot, built up by all the casinos that offer the game. A small percentage of each bet, by every person playing this game in each of many online casinos, is added to a common pot. When a player gets the right result, that player wins the entire Jackpot (in some games you can also win part of it).

After a Jackpot has been won, a new pot is started, with the casinos contributing a base amount of money (called a seed). This ensures that even if you get a Jackpot result in a game right after someone else has won the Jackpot, you will still get a large win.

Please note:

  • In some games you have to make a specific bet to be eligible for the Jackpot.
  • If you get disconnected in the middle of a game round, your game does not change the value of the Jackpot. The state of the game up to that point is remembered by the casino; the next time you log in you can finish your game round with the same odds and without placing a new bet.
  • If a Jackpot is being discontinued (a game is closed and removed from the casino client), you will be notified of it by the casino.

The Jackpot for this game works like this:

Seed (how much money the Jackpot starts out with):

50 000 x your jackpot bet size.

Contribution rate (what percentage of each bet goes into the Jackpot):

3%

Win condition (the result you have to get to win the Jackpot):

Four consecutive aces of the same suit, starting from the 1 st card in the hand.

Win requirements (what you need to do to be eligible for the Jackpot):

Place the jackpot bet.


Multihand:

You can also play this game in Multihand mode. Select “Multihand” in the casino lobby when starting the game. You can play with up to five hands simultaneously. Place bets by clicking on the different bet areas. You can play one hand only if you wish, or any number of hands up to five. Every hand may have a different bet amount.


Buttons:

 

Deal

Deal the cards.

Insurance

Protect your bet against the dealer having Blackjack. (see Rules for more info).

Double

Double the bet and receive a third card.

Hit

Request one more card.

Stand

Draw no more cards and start the dealer’s turn.

New Game

Start a new game round.

Rebet

Place the same bet as in the previous round and deal the cards.

Split

Split the hand into two.

The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:

  • Current balance

Your account balance. This is the money you can use to play the casino games.

  • Deposit

Clicking this button opens the deposit window, where you can make deposits.

  • Play for Real Money

This button appears only in Fun or Offline Mode. Clicking it will take you to the Real Money account creation page. If you already have a Real Money account, it will take you to the Play for Real Money login screen.

  • Menu

Some popular functions are united under the Menu.

Clicking History (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.

Options allows you to change audio quality and various gameplay settings, and Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.

  • Close

Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.


Shortcut keys

If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking the buttons on the screen.

Press this key

To do this

TAB

Highlight the next button on the screen.

ENTER

Click the button that is currently highlighted.

SPACEBAR

Start a new game round, press again to rebet as well.

Number keys

Raise your bet. Different number keys raise your bet by a different chip value. The number of functioning keys depends on the chips allowed for the current player and can be subject to change.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the game that was interrupted so you can continue playing.

This game is officially licensed.

Rules

Blackjack Rules

The object of Blackjack is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. In Blackjack, aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards at their face value.

If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win 1.5 times your bet (if your bet was 10, you receive 25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win your bet amount (if your bet was 10, you receive 20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you “bust” and automatically lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 to 21) neither of you win and your bet is returned to you in a “push”. Blackjack beats a score of 21.

Our Blackjack follows the standard “Las Vegas Strip” rules, with the following exceptions:

  • After each round, used cards are returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled.
  • The player may not split a split hand.
  • Only one card is drawn to split aces.
  • The player may double after splitting.
  • The dealer will not check for Blackjack in any case.
  • The dealer draws an additional card when the total of the dealer's cards is 16 or less and stands when the total is 17 or greater (including soft 17s). The dealer does not draw when the player is "bust".
  • If the player doubles and the dealer's first card is of value 11 (ACE), and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player loses both his bets. If the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player gets the Double bet back.


Split

If your first two cards have the same value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you receive an ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.


Double

If, after you are dealt your first two cards, you think that the third card will allow you to beat the dealer’s hand, you can double your bet. The bet amount becomes twice the original (with the difference taken out of your balance), and you are dealt one more card.


Insurance

If the dealer shows an Ace in his initial hand, you are given a chance to insure your bet against him having a Blackjack. If you get Insurance, an amount equal to half your original bet is placed separately on the table. If the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance. This way you do not lose your original bet (because you get the 2x half your original bet, plus the insurance amount back). If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount.


10 Card Charlie

It is theoretically possible for the player to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case the player’s hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack.
10 Card Charlie is also applicable on a split hand.

Pay Table