Zappit Blackjack

Overview

  • Zappit Blackjack is a twist on the classic casino game Blackjack.

  • This game is played with a 6-deck pack of cards which is reshuffled between each game. The Player can choose to play with up to three initial hands.

  • In Zappit Blackjack the player plays against the house to score the closest to 21 as possible without busting.

  • The game plays as normal Blackjack with the exception that if the player's initial 2 cards are a hard 15-18 they can choose to swap them for two new cards (Zappit).

  • If the player's hand does not bust and does not have blackjack and the house’s hand busts with a total of 22, the player's hand's bet pushes.

Payouts

Base Game

WIN                    1:1

DRAW                 Push

BLACKJACK         3:2

Insurance

HOUSE BLACKJACK          2:1

Push

When a bet is pushed it is returned to the player with no additional winnings.

How to Play

  • The player can choose to play up to three initial hands. A bet must be placed for each hand to be played.

  • Two cards will then be dealt to each hand and two to the house. The house’s cards will be dealt with one card face up and one card face down.

  • The total of any hand is the sum of the card values in the hand.

  • In clockwise order, the player must resolve each of their hands.

  • The player must repeatedly decide which available action to take until the hand is resolved.

  • The hand is resolved following a stand or double, or if the hand busts.

  • When all player hands have been resolved, the house will draw cards until it stands or busts.

  • A player's hand will win when it totals closer to 21 than the house’s hand (without going bust), or if the house’s hand busts with a total higher than 22 and the player hand does not bust.

  • Additionally, the player's hand will win if it has blackjack and house's hand does not.

  • If both the player’s hand and the house’s hand have blackjack, the hand draws.

  • If neither the player’s hand or the house’s hand have blackjack, and the player’s hand total is equal to the house’s hand total, the hand draws.

  • If the player's hand does not bust and does not have blackjack and the house’s hand busts with a total of 22, the player's hand's bet pushes.

Player Actions

There are 5 possible actions the player can take on their hands.

Hit - This deals an extra card to the hand.

Stand - This keeps the hand as it is.

Double - This doubles the player’s bet for that hand and deals one extra card to the hand. No further action will be allowed for the hand.

Split - The first and second card of the hand are split into two separate hands. A second card is dealt to both hands. A bet equal to the initial hand’s bet will be placed on the newly created hand.

Zappit - The cards in the hand are discarded, and replaced with 2 new cards.

Rules

  • A hand may only be split as the first action on the hand, and if the initial two cards are of the same rank.

  • Choosing to double will double the player’s bet in exchange for one extra card. The player must then stand once this card is received.

  • The player cannot select double for a hand after a hit has been made.

  • A hand may only be split once. It is not possible to split a hand that has already been split once.

  • If a hand of two Aces is split, no further action will be allowed for these hands.

  • A hand can be Zapped if the initial two cards have a hard total of 15-18.

  • A hand cannot be Zapped after any other actions have been taken on a hand.

  • The house must draw to 16. The house must hit on soft 17. The house must stand on a hard 17.

  • A hand with an ace valued as 11 is “soft”, otherwise it is “hard”.

  • A hand is considered bust when it exceeds a total hand value of 21.

  • When only two cards are used to create a hand with a value of exactly 21, this is considered ‘Blackjack’. This only occurs for the first two cards drawn for a hand, and does not apply to hands which have been split or zapped.

  • Hands with a value of 21 automatically stand.

  • No hand can contain more than 13 cards. Any hand containing 13 cards that has not bust, automatically stands.

Insurance

  • After the initial deal, if the house’s face up card is an Ace, the player will be presented with an option to make an Insurance bet.

  • The Insurance bet is a bet that the house has a total of 21 exactly with two cards (blackjack).

  • The bet amount for the Insurance bet will always be half of the bet for the current hand.

  • The player will be presented with the option to make an insurance bet for each hand in play.

Card Values

In Zappit Blackjack, the card values are as follows:

  • A - can be counted as 1 or 11.

  • An Ace is counted as 11 if it does not cause the hand value to exceed 21. Each Ace is evaluated independently.

  • 2-10 - are counted as their respective number.

  • J, Q, K - are counted as 10.

  • Suits are irrelevant in Zappit Blackjack.

Disclaimer

  • In accordance with fair gaming practices, the outcome of each and every game is completely independent.

  • The chance of getting a particular outcome is always the same at the start of every game.

  • The maximum initial bet per hand is €100.00.

  • Winnings from each hand are added together to form the total win when the pays are evaluated.

  • The expected RTP for the base game is 98.87%.

  • The expected RTP for the insurance side bet is 92.60%.

  • This reflects the theoretical return across many plays.

  • Malfunction voids all pays and plays.

  • The look and feel of the game and its individual components and displays are trade dress of Scientific Games Corp. and its Subsidiaries. TM and ©2019 Scientific Games Corp. and its Subsidiaries. All rights reserved.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 06.08.2019