Lucky 7 Blackjack


In Lucky 7 Blackjack, the objective 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 which you win if the first one, two, or three cards dealt to a hand is/are (a) 7(s).


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.

  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.
    If the dealer's upcard 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 his 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 upcard is an Ace and the player has Blackjack, the player is offered 'even money'. Taking even money means the player assumes that 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 payout, whether the dealer has Blackjack or not.
    When playing multiple hands or splitting hands, a pointing hand graphic appears below the cards in play.

For hands that continue after the dealer actions, the player can choose from among the following options:

  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 he chooses to "stand" or until he "busts" (exceeds 21). When you bust, you immediately lose your bet regardless of the result of the dealer's hand.

  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 his 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, i.e. if your third card is the same as the first two, it cannot 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.

The Lucky 7 Blackjack game uses eight decks of cards, which are shuffled after each round.

Lucky 7 Play

Prior to playing a Lucky 7 bet, you have to place a regular Blackjack bet first, 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-value 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.

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

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

If the dealer gets a Blackjack, the player is not dealt a third card if he has two 7s, 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 downcard is turned over. 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).

Card Values

Aces can either count 1 or 11. Any hand that includes an Ace has two values… a soft value and a hard value. That means, if the hand is an ace-8, the hard value is 9, the soft value is 19. This hand can either count 9 or 19.

The King, Queen, Jack and Ten count 10 points each; all other cards are worth their face values.

Blackjack: If the player's first two cards total 21, it's a natural Blackjack. Blackjack is the highest hand. Note: If you split a hand and the first two cards of a split hand total 21, the hand is not a Blackjack. It is a "21 hand" and - if it does not push - will pay 1:1.


  1. Click on the chip stack located above the "Double Down" and "Split" buttons to select the desired bet amount. The amount selected must be greater than or equal to the minimum bet requirement posted on the table.

  2. Click on 1, 2, or 3 of the regular "Bet" circles to place your initial bet(s). To remove or change a bet, hold the shift key and left-click the chip(s) in the bet circle. For convenience, the value of the last chip clicked on the chip stack is held in memory and can be repeated without returning to the chip stack. Simply click on the bet circle to place the chip. Each click on the same bet circle will increase your bet by 1 chip.

  3. Prior to placing a Lucky 7 bet you have to place a regular bet. Click on 1, 2, or 3 of the "Lucky 7" bet circles to place your optional Lucky 7 bet. A 1-value chip will appear in the circle. This is the fixed amount of the Lucky 7 bet.

  4. Click on the Deal button to have the cards dealt.

  5. Additional bets once the cards have been dealt include Double Down and Split bets, as well as options to take Insurance and Even Money (each is described below).


Winning Wager
Odds Payout
Winning Hand
1 - 1
3 - 2
2 - 1
Even Money
1 - 1

Lucky 7 (per hand)

7s Dealt
First Card Dealt = Not a 7
First Card Dealt = 7
First two cards are 7's of different suits Payout
First two cards are 7's of the same suit Payout
First three cards are 7's of different suits Payout
First three cards are 7's of the same suit Payout
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.

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