Win-Win Blackjack

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Introduction

Win-Win Blackjack™ offers a full-featured Blackjack game with an exciting bonus option that can turn a busted hand into a very rich bonus pay.

Unlike most hedge-style features, the Rescue Bonus™ bet is preserved if the bonus is not triggered. This means, the bonus bet is returned whenever you stand or auto-stand on your blackjack hand(s).

Finally, an exciting Blackjack variation for novice and experience players alike.

  • Serious players can enjoy lucrative bonus opportunities without ever being at cross-purposes to main game play.
  • Casual players can enjoy more excitement and less disappointment without having to learn any additional play strategies.
  • All players can enjoy Rescue Bonus™ benefits such as:
    • High hit frequency
    • Numerous opportunities where the return to player exceeds 100%
    • Bonus pays up to 250 to 1

Win-Win Blackjack™ -- great new features created for blackjack players by blackjack players.

How To Bet

Click on a chip in the lower left corner to select a chip value.

Click on the bet circle in the centre of the table to add the value of the selected chip to the main bet. The Rescue Bonus™ bet circle is activated, allowing you to click and place a Rescue Bonus™ side bet of up to twice the main bet.

The following commands are available during the game:

  • DEAL - Click to begin a game. The minimum bet must be placed in order to play.
  • DOUBLE BET - Click to double the current main bet (side bet will not be doubled).
  • REBET - Click after a game to place the previous bet, including side bets.
  • REBET AND DEAL - Click to place the previous bet and begin a new game in one click.
  • CLEAR ALL - Click to remove all bets from the table.

How To Play

Blackjack Overview
In Win-Win Blackjack™, the goal is to beat the dealer's hand. Each hand has a value that is determined by combining the values of its cards. All face cards are worth 10, Aces are worth 1 or 11, and all other cards are worth their face value. If the value of a hand exceeds 21, that hand is a "bust" and automatically loses. Aces are worth 11 unless that would cause the hand to bust.

Getting a Blackjack

Two initial cards are dealt to each the player and the dealer. The dealer receives one face-up card and one face-down card. If the player or the dealer is initially dealt two cards that sum to 21, that hand is a "blackjack".

Who has Blackjack

Outcome

Only the player

Player automatically wins and gets paid 3 to 2 on the main bet.

Only Dealer

Dealer automatically wins and the main bet is forfeited.

Both player and Dealer

This is a tie and the main bet is returned.

Blackjack Insurance

Blackjack insurance is offered when the dealer's face-up card is an ace. If the insurance bet offer is accepted, another bet equal to half the main bet is placed before the dealer's hand is checked for blackjack.

Dealer's hand

Main bet outcome

Insurance bet outcome

Blackjack

Forfeited

Paid 2 to 1

Not Blackjack

Remains active

Forfeited

If the dealer's face-up card is a 10-value card, the dealer's face-down card is checked without any insurance bet offer.

Playing the Hand

If neither the player nor the dealer have blackjack, the player can attempt to improve the outcome by playing out the hand. Depending on the cards, the following commands can be chosen:

  • HIT - Click to request another card for this hand. Cards can be drawn until the player stands, or the hand value becomes 21 or more. If the hand value becomes 21, the hand automatically stands. If the hand busts, all bets placed on that hand are forfeited.
  • STAND - Click to take no more cards for this hand.
  • SPLIT - This command is available if the first two player cards are the same value. Click to split the cards into two separate hands and place an additional bet equal to the main bet. Split Aces get only one card per split hand. Splits can only be performed on the initial two cards.
  • DOUBLE DOWN - This command is available for the first two cards of any hand. Click to double the main bet and draw exactly one more card. Double Down is available on the first two cards of a split hand, except for split aces.

When all hands are played, the dealer reveals the face-down card and draws until the value of the hand is 17 or higher. If the dealer's hand value exceeds 21, the dealer busts and all the player's non-busted hands win. Otherwise, the dealer's hand is compared to each of the player's non-busted hands. When comparing hands, only the highest values that are less than 21 are used for each hand. All winning hands pay 1 to 1. In the case of a tie, the bet for that hand "pushes" and is returned.

Rescue Bonus

Description

  1. To be eligible for the Rescue Bonus™, a side bet must be placed in addition to the main bet for Rescue Bonus™ eligibility (the side bet cannot be more than 2x the main bet).
  2. The Rescue Bonus™ triggers when the player busts on a hand.
  3. After the standard Blackjack game is resolved, the bust card that triggered the Rescue Bonus™ becomes the first card of the Rescue Bonus™ hand.
  4. Four additional cards are dealt to create a five card poker hand.
  5. This hand is paid according to the Rescue Bonus™ paytable.

The table below describes the possible win outcomes:

Hand

Description

Example

Royal Flush

10, J, Q, K, A in one suit

10S JS QS KS AS

Straight Flush

5 cards in consecutive ranks in one suit

AC 2C 3C 4C 5C

5 of a Kind

5 cards in one rank

4C 4D 4S 4H 4D

4 of a Kind

4 cards in one rank

9C 9D 9S 9H 3C

Full House

3 cards in one rank, 2 cards in another rank

AH AC AD 6C 6H

Flush

5 cards in one suit

8H 9H 2H JH AH

Straight

5 cards in consecutive ranks

8H 9H 10S JD QD

3 of a Kind

3 cards in one rank

6S 6D 6C AD JC

2 Pair

2 cards in one rank, 2 cards in another rank

QD QH 7H 7S 4D

High Pair

2 cards in one rank (J, Q, K, or A)

KD KC 9H 8C 2S

Suited Pair

2 cards in one rank and one suit

3C 5D 5D KH QS

Additional Rescue Bonus™ Rules

  • Side bets are forfeited when the dealer has blackjack, but the player has no blackjack.
  • Side bets push when the dealer and the player both have blackjack.
  • Side bets are returned when the dealer does not have blackjack and the player does not bust on any hand.
  • Side bet size does not change with Split or Double Down commands.
  • The first split hand to bust triggers the bonus when a side bet is placed.

Options

Speed

  • NORMAL - Normal speed plays all animations.
  • TURBO - Turbo speed skips certain animations.

Graphics Quality

  • BEST - Graphics look best, but performance may suffer.
  • HIGH - Optimal graphics and performance setting.
  • MEDIUM - Lower quality, but increased performance.
  • LOW - Degraded graphics, but smoothest animation performance is achieved on slower computers.

Offer Insurance

  • ON - Offers the insurance bet whenever the Dealer's face-up card is an Ace.
  • ONLY ON PLAYER BLACKJACK - Offers the insurance bet whenever the Dealer's face-up card is an Ace and player has a blackjack.
  • OFF - Insurance bet is never offered.

Safety Net - Enable/disable the safety net that warns the player when attempting to hit on a soft 20 or on a hard 17 and above.

Voice - Enable/disable voice audio.

Other Rules

  • Dealer must draw on 16.
  • Dealer must stand on all 17's. This includes soft values when an ace is worth 11.
  • Players may draw a maximum of eight cards for any hand. An eight-card player hand whose value is 21 or less automatically wins, regardless of the dealer's subsequent hand outcome.
  • Cards are dealt from six decks of standard playing cards, shuffled for each game.
  • Only one split allowed per game.
  • The bonus is triggered when Rescue bet is placed and any player hand busts.
  • Side bets are forfeited when the dealer has blackjack, but the player has no blackjack.
  • Side bets are forfeited on non-winning Bonus outcomes.
  • Side bets push when the dealer and player both have blackjack.
  • Side bets are returned when the dealer does not have blackjack and the player does not bust on any hand.
  • Side bet size does not change with Split or Double Down.
  • The first split hand to bust triggers the bonus when a side bet is placed.
  • A side bet cannot be more than 2x the main bet.
  • Only highest bonus pay awarded.
  • Malfunction voids all pays and plays.
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Last updated 04 October 2012

Последняя редакция: 29.06.2016