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.
There are eight standard 52-card decks in play in this game.
When the betting time has expired, each player will receive one card face-up.
A second card is then dealt face-up to each player after the dealer has received their first card, also face-up.
The dealer will then receive a second card that is dealt face down.
If your first two cards equal 21 exactly, this means you have Blackjack! This is the best possible result you could have.
When you initially place your bet, an additional 100% Lightning fee needs to be placed, to give you the chance to win a multiplier on your next hand.
This isn't applicable for Double Down and Splits.
If you win a round in this game, the next round's payout will be super-sized.
Lightning Multipliers will be displayed after the bets close for every winning hand result.
You will receive a random Lightning Multiplier value worth between 2x and 25x on your next hand if you win on one of these hands: '17 and below', 18, 19, 20, 21 or Blackjack.
The multiplier will be kept for up to 180 days to use in your next game, if you decide to leave the game before using it.
The multiplier is applied to the Lightning fee placed. If you increase the wager value after the Lightning fee, a regular Blackjack payout will be applied to the excess amount.
Multipliers will be applied to the better hand if you chose to Split.
No extra fee is added on Split or Double Down hands.
If you win a Push or Insurance bet, you will lose your Lightning fee and multiplier.
If the dealer's face-up card is an Ace, you have the option to make an Insurance bet.
If the dealer's hand is revealed to be Blackjack, the Insurance bet will pay out.
Insurance bets cost an extra bet worth half of your initial wager.
If the dealer has Blackjack, then you will receive twice your Insurance bet.
If both you and the dealer have a Blackjack, resulting in a Push, your wager will be returned.
If the dealer doesn't have Blackjack, you will lose the Insurance bet.
Once you have received your first two cards from the sealer, you'll need to decide whether you want to Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split.
If you don't make a decision before the betting period ends, it will automatically select Hit if your hand equals 11 or less, or Stand if your hand equals 12 or more.
If you have Blackjack, you don't have to make a decision.
You can choose to Double Down, unless you have Blackjack.
This option doubles your bet and adds one more card to your hand.
Hit or Stand
You can choose to Hit to receive another card, which is added to your hand.
Choosing to Stand will signal that you are satisfied with your current hand and no more cards will be dealt to you.
You can choose to Split if your first two cards are equal in value.
This will split your two cards into two separate hands.
If you split a pair of Aces, you can only receive one more card per hand.
You will not be able to Double Down when you Split hands.
Splitting is only available once on each hand.
Once all players have made their decision, the dealer will reveal their face-down card.
The dealer has no choice but to Hit if their hand equals 16 or less.
The dealer also has to Stand on a hand of soft 17 or more.
You will win if your final hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer's hand or if the dealer busts (exceeds 21).
If your hand and the dealer's hand equal the same value, then the game will end in a push and your bet will be returned to you.
Blackjack beats a hand of 21 that was made from a Split hand, because Blackjack is achieved when your first two cards equal 21.
Return to Player
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is 99.56% (based on the first hand in the shoe).