Lightning Blackjack

Lightning Blackjack

Enjoy Blackjack with a twist with Lightning Multipliers on offer in Lightning Blackjack!


    Lightning Blackjack Game Overview

    Lightning Blackjack offers the standard Blackjack rules plus Lightning multipliers.

    The aim of Lightning Blackjack is to have a hand that's closer to 21 than the dealer's hand.


    Cards

    Eight standard 52-card decks are used in this game. 

    • 2-10 - worth face value
    • Face cards - worth ten
    • Aces - worth one or 11, whichever benefits the hand most.

    Each player receives one card face-up when the betting time has expired.

    A second card is dealt face-up to each player once the dealer has received their first card.

    The dealer's second hand is dealt face down.

    You will be able to view the current value of your hand on-screen.


    Blackjack

    Blackjack is won when the sum of your first two cards equal 21 exactly.


    Lightning Fee

    A mandatory 100% Lightning fee is applied from every initial bet.

    This is not applicable for Double Down and Splits.


    Lightning Multipliers

    Winning a round in this game will supersize the next round's payout.

    Lightning Multipliers are displayed after the bets close for each win result.

    Lightning Multipliers worth 2x-25x will apply to your next hand if you win on one of the following hands:

    • '17 and below'
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • Blackjack

    The multiplier value is randomly generated.

    If you leave the game before you use your multiplier, then the multiplier will be held for up to 180 days to use in your next game.

    The multiplier is applied to the Lightning fee placed.

    Increasing the wager value after the Lightning fee has been placed will cause a regular Blackjack payout to be applied to the excess amount.

    Multipliers are applied to the better hand if you have chosen to Split.

    No additional fee will be placed on Split or Double Down hands.

    You will lose your Lightning fee and multiplier if your hand results in a push or Insurance.

     

    Insurance

    You can choose to place an Insurance bet if the dealer's face-up card is an Ace.

    The Insurance bet will pay if the dealer's hand is revealed to have Blackjack.

    Insurance will place an extra bet that is worth half of your initial Blackjack bet.

    If the dealer has Blackjack, then you will win twice the Insurance bet.

    The game will end in a push if you and the dealer both have Blackjack - your bet will be returned in this situation.

    You will lose the Insurance bet if the dealer does not have Blackjack.

     

    Decision Making 

    Once you have received your first two cards, you will need to decide whether to Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split.

    Failing to make a decision before the betting period ends will automatically select Hit if your hand equals 11 or less.

    You will automatically Stand if your hand equals 12 or more.

    You will not be able to choose an option if you have Blackjack.


    Double Down

    You can Double Down if you do not have Blackjack.

    This option will double your bet and add just one card to your hand.


    Hit or Stand

    You can choose to Hit to receive additional cards to your hand.

    Opting to Stand will signal that you are satisfied with your current hand.


    Split

    This option is available if your first two cards are equal in value.

    Opting to Split will separate the two cards into two hands.

    Splitting a pair of Aces will add just one card to each hand.

    Double Down will not be an option for Split hands.

    A hand can only be Split once.

     

    Dealer's Hand

    The dealer will reveal their face-down card once all players have made their decisions.

    If the dealer's hand equals 16 or less, then they have to Hit.

    They will have to Stand on a hand of soft 17 or more.


    Outcome

    You win if your final hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer's hand or if the dealer busts.

    If your hand equals the same as the dealer's hand, then the game will end in a push and your bet will be returned.

    Blackjack beats a hand of 21 that was created from a Split hand.

    You will go bust if your hand exceeds 21.


    Return to Player

    The optimal theoretical payout percentage is 99.56% (based on the first hand in the shoe).