Blackjack is a breeze to learn, a blast to play and happens to be one of the most popular casino games around. Whether you’re familiar with the classic card game or not, try your hand at Zappit Blackjack and you’re in for an electrifyingly good time.
The objective, like with blackjack, is to get as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher hand than the dealer. What makes this game stand out is that when dealt a hard total of 15, 16 or 17, you can zap your cards, allowing you to exchange them for new ones.
Go ahead and show the dealer who’s boss. Hit the Zap button, watch the lightning strike and check your new cards.
How To Play Zappit Blackjack
- The standard Blackjack game is played using six decks, which are reshuffled after each hand.
- Dealer will hit on a soft 17.
- The player may split up to three hands.
- Split aces receive only one card.
- No re-splitting of aces.
- A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.
- When a player is dealt a hard total of 15, 16 or 17, they have the option to hit the “zap” button, giving them two new cards.
- A player wins when they hold a score of 21 or less but greater than the dealer's final total or they achieve a score of 21 or less when the dealer's final score exceeds 22.
- If the player holds a score of 21 or less and the dealer busts with a 22, it is considered a push as opposed to a win and the player’s original bet is returned to him.
- Card suits are irrelevant.
- Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
- Jacks, queens and kings are worth 10.
- Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
- Click on a chip to place a bet.
- Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
- To remove a bet from play, click on the chip in the betting circle.
- Minimum amount to bet is $1 while the maximum is $500.
- An ace and any ten-value card together on the initial deal is called a Blackjack. Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the dealer does not also have Blackjack.
- A player and dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a push.
- If the dealer holds a hand value of 22, this is considered a push and the player’s original bet is returned to him.
- Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
- Insurance pays 2 to 1.
- Any winning score of 21 after a split or after zapping one’s hand is paid 1 to 1.
- Rules – Allows players to view the rules of the game. The player should select the “rules” button in order to see the rules.
- Menu – Allows players to view the settings menu. The player should select the “menu” button in order to see the settings menu.
- Deal - Used to start the game after you have placed your bet.
- Hit - Used when you want to be dealt another card. Players can hit as many times as they like unless the total of the cards equals or exceeds 21.
- Stand - Used when you want to keep the hand dealt to you. This automatically happens if you hit 21 or double down.
- Double - After being dealt the first two cards a player can decide to double down. The bet on the hand is doubled and one additional card is dealt to the player.
- Split - Used to split the first two cards dealt into two separate hands when they match. You can have up to three hands at one time except when you split two aces. Then, only one additional card can be dealt for each hand. A hand total of 21 after splitting aces is considered 21, not Blackjack.
- Surrender - If a player decides to surrender, they get 50% of the bet and the other half goes to the house.
- Rebet - When a hand is complete, you have the option to rebet the amount previously bet.
- Insurance - If the dealer is showing an ace, the player is offered a supplemental bet called insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the dealer has Blackjack, the house pays the insurance bet 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player loses the insurance bet, and the player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the dealer's. If the dealer and the player both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and the player gets the amount won by taking insurance, called even money.
- Zap – When the player is dealt a hard total of 15, 16 or 17, hitting the “zap” button allows them to exchange their hand for a new one.