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Table Game Rules

TABLE GAMES

Table games are the heart and soul of classic casino action, and Spotlight 29 Casino has all your favorites. Whether you're in the mood for a simple game of Blackjack or the rowdy action at the Mystery Card Roulette table, you'll find the perfect spot to have a great time. Below are samples of the games we offer.

BLACKJACK with “Bust IT” Side Bet:
The following rules apply at Spotlight 29 Casino for 6 deck blackjack games:

  • Players may double down on any two cards
  • Players may double down for less.
  • Players may re-split pairs, but no more than four hands may develop
  • When splitting aces, players receive only one card on each ace
  • Players may double down after a split (except when splitting aces)
  • Blackjack payouts are posted on the layout
  • Dealer hits on soft 17’s and stand on hard 17’s.
  • Insurance pays 2 to 1

Bust It Side Bet:  This is an optional side bet wager. The wager is based on the value of the dealers first drawn card (third card), and whether or not that card causes the dealer to bust. If the dealer does not draw a card or the third card does not bust the dealer, the bet is a loss.  If the third card does bust the dealer the bet will be paid according to the posted pay table.

 

SINGLE DECK and DOUBLE DECK BLACKJACK

Single deck blackjack is played with a standard 52 card deck.  Blackjack payouts are printed on the layout. All wagers must be in $5 increments. Dealer hits on soft seventeen and stands on hard seventeen. Insurance pays 2 to 1.

DOUBLE DOWN AND SPLIT

  1. Players may only double on their first two cards, or split on their first two cards of equal numerical value.
  2. Players MAY NOT double down after splitting.
  3. Player must match the original bet when splitting.  Doubling for less is permitted.
  4. The double down card may be shown on request, then tucked under the wager. If a player is doubling down on a breaking hand, the double down card will be delivered face up.
  5. Splitting “like” cards is permissible one time.

When splitting a hand, if one hand wins and the other loses, the dealer may push the hand, by tapping the table.

Lucky Stiff Side Bet

This is an optional side bet wager.  The wager is based on the value of the player’s first two cards.  Blackjacks and stiff pairs (66, 77, and 88) are paid immediately, and any other two card totals between 12 and 16 will be taken or paid according to the outcome of the blackjack hand.  Actual pay tables will appear on the table layout or signage.

 

MYSTERY CARD ROULETTE:
Players may wager on the number(s), combination of numbers, or color they think the shuffler will land on. The shuffler contains cards that represent all numbers and colors associated with the table layout. Each player receives his/her own distinct color chips that are good only at the table at which they are issued. The specific value of each color is established when a player "buys in.” You must trade them for value chips before leaving that table. Players may continue to place bets until the dealer announces, "No more bets.”

Straight-up: Any single number(35 to 1)
Column bet: Any of the 12 numbers in the column bet (2 to 1)
Dozen: 1-12, 13-24, 25-36 (2 to 1)
Red or Black: The color on the number corresponds to color bet (1 to 1)
Odd or Even: All odd numbers or all even numbers (1 to 1)
1 to 18 or 19 to 36: All numbers 1-18 or 19-36 (1 to 1)
Split: Either of the two numbers split (17 to 1)
Street: Any of the three numbers in the row bet (11 to 1)
Corner: Any of the four numbers forming the corner (8 to 1)
Top Line: 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 (6 to 1)
Line Bet: Any of the six numbers in the two rows bet (5 to 1)

PAI GOW POKER PROGRESSIVE with Fortune and Tiger 9 side bets
Pai Gow Poker combines the elements of the ancient Chinese game of Pai Gow and the American game of Poker. It is played with a traditional deck of 52 playing cards plus one joker. The joker may be used only as an Ace or to complete a straight, a flush, or a straight flush.

Side Bets

Progressive

 This is a one dollar bet to win the Progressive Jackpot. A seven card straight flush wins you 100% of the jackpot. Other high hands will win you a set amount from the progressive meter and other higher hands will win you a percentage of the progressive meter.

Tiger 9

Customers are betting that the dealer will get a 9 high in the two card hand.

Fortune Bonus

Fortune Bonus is a wager that pays on a straight or better based on all seven of the player’s cards. If wagering $5 or more on the fortune side bet, you can receive an Envy Bonus and get paid if other players have bet $5 and have received a four of a kind or better.

 

Ranking the Hands
the value of hands is based on basic poker rankings. Each player is dealt seven cards that you arrange to make two hands: a two-card hand and a five-card hand. The five-card hand must be a higher ranking poker hand than the two-card hand. (If the two-card hand is a pair of sevens, for example, the five-card hand must be at least a pair of sevens or higher.)

Object of the Game
The goal of Pai Gow Poker is for both of your hands to win against the dealer. If you win one hand but lose the other, that is considered a “push” and you neither win nor lose. When both of your hands are higher than the dealer’s hand, you win even money. If both of the dealer’s hands are higher than the player’s hands, the player’s bet is a loss. Tie hands win for the dealer. This is a commission free game; no commission is taken from winning bets, and when the dealer has a 9-high in the two card hand all Pai Gow bets are a push.

Play of the Game
A dice cup is shaken to determine what betting spot receives the first hand. The dealer is always 1, 8 and 15 and counts from the dealers left to right. Each hand is dealt face down. Players arrange their cards into a two-card low hand and a five-card high hand, as described in "Ranking the Hands.” The dealer does not display his/her cards until all players have set their hands face down in the designated spaces. Once players set their hand cards must remain face down on the table. Each player's hand is then compared to the dealer's hand.

Rules To Remember
Once the dealer exposes his/her cards, players cannot touch their cards. Players are not permitted to expose their hands or discuss them with other players. Any player's hand that is set incorrectly is a foul hand. Players are responsible for arranging your own hand and should do so with care.; dealers may assist and players may request a hand be set “house way.” Foul hands are: A) two-card hand higher than five-card hand, and B) the wrong number of cards in the hands.

Pai Gow Poker Rankings
Royal Flush
Straight Flush
Four of a Kind
Full House
Flush
Straight (A,2,3,4,5 is the second highest straight)
Three of a Kind
Two Pair
One Pair
High Card
 

SPANISH 21

Spanish 21 is a variation of Blackjack with numerous options providing more fun and more ways to win. All cards count as face value except Kings, Queens, and Jacks, which always count as 10. Aces count as either 11 or 1.

The game itself is played with Spanish Decks. A Spanish Deck is a standard deck of cards with the 10s removed. Each player places a wager in the center of the betting circle. The dealer then deals two cards to each player face up. The dealer also receives two cards, one face up, the other face down.

If your first two cards are an ace and 10 value card, you have Blackjack and you are paid one and one-half times the wager (3 to 2). However, if you don't have Blackjack, you may continue to draw cards attempting to total as close to a score of 21 without exceeding it. Dealers must take a "hit" on all totals of 16 or less. Dealers must hit soft 17’s and stand on all totals of hard 17 or higher.

A Players Blackjack always beats a Dealers Blackjack and is paid 3 to 2 odds. A Players total of 21 always beats a Dealers total of 21. Certain Player 21 totals result in a Bonus 21 Payout.

Match the Dealer UP and DOWN Cards:
In addition to the regular bet, a Player may place a side bet on the possibility that either of his/her first two cards will match exactly the Dealers up/down card in rank. These matches can be either suited or non-suited, creating five possible payoffs for each bet whether it’s up or down.

Spanish 21 Special Features
Multiple Splits: After splitting the first time, if your next card is of the same point value, you now have the option of splitting again up to three times which results in a total of four separate hands including ten value cards and Aces.

Double Down: You match the original bet (or double down for less) on any number of cards as long as the total does not exceed 21. Double-down wagering is not permitted when the player has Blackjack, however. You may double down on split hands as well, but certain exceptions apply. Double Down Rescue: You may choose to rescue (take back) the double down portion of the bet and forfeit the original bet. Double downs that have been broken (exceeded 21) may not be rescued.

Insurance: You may bet up to one-half of your original bet when the dealers up-card is an Ace even if you have a paid blackjack.

Surrender: After the dealer ensures that he/she does NOT have a Blackjack, you may surrender half of your wager to leave the hand.

Super Sevens Bonus: Whenever a player receives 3 suited 7s on his/her first three cards and the dealers up card is a 7, that player automatically wins a bonus payout at no extra cost to him/her. In addition, all other players on the table will win a $50 ENVY BONUS just for being in that round of play Match the Dealer: On clearly marked tables, you may wager an additional bet in the hope that one or both of your initial two cards match the Dealers up card.

Bonuses are not paid on doubled down hands. Players holding the following hands total totaling 21 who have not double down are paid a Bonus 21 payout as follows:

  • 5 card 21 pays 3 to 2
  • 6 card 21 pays 2 to 1
  • 7 card 21 pays 3 to 1
  • 6-7-8 of mixed suits pays 3 to 2
  • 6-7-8 of same suit pays 2 to 1
  • 6-7-8 of Spades pays 3 to 1
  • 7-7-7 of mixed suits pays 3 to 2
  • 7-7-7 of same suit pays 2 to 1
  • 7-7-7 of Spades pays 3 to 1

Payout Chart -- Match the Dealer UP or Down Cards Using the players original two cards and dealers original two cards.
1 Unsuited Match 4-1
2 Unsuited Matches 8-1
1 Suited Match 9-1
1 Unsuited and 1 Suited Match 13-1
2 Suited Matches 18-1

THREE CARD POKER FACE-UP with 6 card bonus

Three Card Poker is an exciting, fast-paced game that gives the player three ways to play. The player can play against the dealer, simply play for a pair or better, or both. FACE UP lets players see the third card of the dealer’s hand.

Pair Plus:
Place a wager on Pair Plus to bet on your own hand (not against the dealers hand) and win automatically with a pair or better.

Ante:
Place a wager on the Ante and, if you like your cards, place an equal wager on the spot marked PLAY. If the dealer qualifies with a Queen high or better, compare your hand with the dealers hand and the better hand wins.

PLAY Bet:
You must make the PLAY wager or you will forfeit your ante.

                            Pair Plus              
Pair                        1 to 1                         
Flush                     4 to 1                         
Straight                 5 to 1                      
3 of a Kind            30 to 1                      
Straight Flush       40 to 1

Six Card Bonus – an optional wager made prior to any card being dealt, based on the best five card hand made from the player’s three cards and the dealer’s three cards. This wager is paid and taken regardless of the outcome of the player’s hand against the dealers. The pay table will be posted on the layout or game signage on games offering the Six Card Bonus.    

 

ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD EM

Ulitmate Texsas Hold’em features head to head play against the dealer and optional bonus bets.

Players and the dealer each receive two cards. They combine them with five community cards to make their best five card poker hand.

Players start head to head by placing an Ante Wager, and a Blind Wager of Equal Amount. Ante Wagers are back up with a Play Wager. If players bet pre-flop they may risk 3X or 4X their Ante. If they bet on the flop they may bet 2X their Ante. And if they wait until the river they may bet 1X their Ante.

This Game also features an optional bet, the Trips Bonus. Players win the Trips Bonus if their final five card hand is Three of a Kind or higher. The Trips Bonus bet may be played on its own, without the player placing a Ante or Blind wager.

An Optional Progressive wager may be played. The progressive wager may not be played on its own at least one of the other wagers must be placed to be eligible for a progressive wager. The pay table is posted on the electronic progressive meter.