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Lucky 7 Blackjack

Game Name:
Lucky 7 Blackjack
Blackjack pays:
3 to 2
Insurance pays:
2 to 1
Winning Hand:
1 to 1
Double Down:
Yes, on any two cards
Double Down after split:
Split Aces:
Yes, 1 card each
Dealer draws to:
Dealer stands on:
Soft 17
Software Producer:

In Chartwell's Lucky 7 Blackjack, the object of the game is to beat the dealer by having a hand that totals 21 (without going over) or is closer to 21 than the dealer's hand. The game features an optional side-bet, where you win if the first one, two, or three cards dealt to a hand are the 7 card(s).

How to play Lucky 7 Blackjack

Player and dealer are dealt two cards each. Both player's cards are dealt face up. The dealer's first card is dealt face down, the second card face up.

If the Dealer's upcard is a 10 or an Ace, the following 3 dealer actions take place:

1) Upcard is 10: Checking for Blackjack

If the dealer has a 10 showing, he will check for Blackjack by "peeking" at his downcard and announcing "Checking for Blackjack". If the dealer does not have blackjack, the hand continues. If the dealer has Blackjack and the player doesn't, the player loses the hand without continuing. In cases where both Dealer and Player have Blackjack, a push is declared.

2) Upcard is Ace: Offer Insurance

When the dealer's up card is an ace, and the player does not have blackjack, the player is offered "insurance". Taking insurance means the player makes a second bet (value is half the original bet) that the dealer has Blackjack. If the dealer has Blackjack, the player loses their initial bet but is paid 2 to 1 on the insurance bet. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance bet is lost and the hand is played out as normal.

3) Upcard is Ace: Offer Even Money

If the dealer's up card is an Ace and the player has a Blackjack, the player is offered 'even money'. Taking even money means the player believes the dealer also has Blackjack.

When taking even money, the player is instantly paid 1:1 by doubling the player's chip amount in the bet circle, and play on the hand ends.

When taking even money, the player gives up the normal 3:2 payoff, whether the dealer has blackjack or not.

When playing multiple hands or splitting hands, a pointing hand graphic appears under the cards which are in play. For hands that continue after the dealer actions, any of the following conditions may apply for the player:

1. Hit and Stand - On any hands where the player doesn't have a Blackjack, the player may "stand" (refuse any further cards), or "hit" (accept another card). A player can hit as often as desired until they select "stand" or they "bust" (exceeds 21). When you bust, you immediately lose your bet regardless of the dealer's hand result.

2. Double Down (player hands only)- You are betting that your hand can be won with one more card.

Double downs cannot be applied to a Blackjack hand. A player may only double down on their first two cards dealt. When a player doubles down, the original bet is automatically doubled (a second chip appears) and the player receives one more card.

Note: You can also "double down" after "splitting" a pair.

3. Split (player hands only)- if you are dealt two cards of the same value (such as two eights or a Jack and Queen), the hand can be split into two separate hands.

When a hand is split, each card forms a new hand and is then played separately. The original bet amount is applied to the second hand automatically by doubling the chip amount in the bet circle.

NOTE: If you split two Aces, only one more card will be dealt to each hand.

A hand can only be split once meaning, if your third card was the same as the first two, it could not be used to create a third hand.

A two card 21 total on a split is not a natural blackjack. If the hand does not push it will pay even money.

Lucky 7 Play

In order to play a Lucky 7 bet, you must first place a normal Blackjack bet, you cannot play a Lucky 7 bet only.

The Lucky 7 bet can only be a 1-value unit.

Play Lucky 7 by placing a 1-valued bet on the "Lucky 7" bet circle. There is one located next to each of the left, center, and right regular bet circles.

If the first card dealt to a hand is a 7 the bet wins.The win amount increases if the next card is also a 7, and increases yet again if the third card is also a 7 (all three cards are 7s). If the 7s are matched in suit the payout will also be higher. SEE LUCKY 7 PAYOUTS for details.

The Lucky 7 bet is paid regardless of the regular play outcome.

The Lucky 7 limit is three 7s in a row. The payout for four or more is the same as three in a row.

If the dealer gets a blackjack, the player is not dealt a third card if he has two sevens, in this case the Lucky 7 is paid on the two initial cards dealt to the player.

Dealer Play

After the player's final actions, the dealer's down card is revealed. If the dealer's hand is 16 or less, the dealer must continue to "hit" until reaching 17 or more. The dealer must stand on soft 17 (see Card Values) and cannot take additional cards.

If the dealer exceeds 21 ("busts"), any player hands that haven't busted are winning hands.

When the dealer stands on 17 or greater and has a higher count than the player - the dealer wins; if the player has the higher count - the player wins.

If the player and the dealer have the same totals, it's a "push" (tie). Your bet is returned to you. If dealer hand busts and player hand busts, dealer absolutely wins.

Lucky 7 Payouts (Per hand)

7s Dealt Payout
First Card Dealt = Not a 7 0
First Card Dealt = 7 3
First two cards are 7's of different suits 25
First two cards are 7's of the same suit 50
First three cards are 7's of different suits 100
First three cards are 7's of the same suit 500
First four cards or more are 7's, limit paid at 3  

Lucky 7 bets are collected/paid immediately. The result is included in the display at the end of the round in the "won" or "lost" totals.


  1. Dealer must draw to 16
  2. Dealer stands on soft 17
  3. Blackjack pays 3:2
  4. Insurance pays 2:1
  5. Even Money pays 1:1
  6. Double Down on any two cards
  7. Double Down on Splits
  8. No re-splits
  9. Split Aces, 1 extra card - If you split two Aces, only one more card will be dealt to each hand

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