Double Action Blackjack

Double Action Blackjack

Double Action Blackjack can be played with two, four, five, six, or eight decks of cards. The cards used are standard 52-card decks. The bonus wagers for Double Action Blackjack are summarized as follows.

Double Action

The player wins their double action wager if the combination of the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s face-up card match one of a group of predetermined events according to the corresponding pay table.  A player must make their double action wager before any cards are dealt.

Second Action

The player wins their second action wager if the combination of the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s face-down (hole) card match one of a group of predetermined events according to the corresponding pay table.  A player must make their second action wager before any cards are dealt. If the second action bonus wager is included, the match madness may not be used.

Match Madness

The player wins their match madness wager if one or more of the three face-up cards (player’s first two cards and dealer’s face-up card) match the rank of the dealer’s hole card. Awards are paid according to the corresponding pay table. A player must make their match madness wager before any cards are dealt. If the match madness bonus wager is included, the second action may not be used. NOTE: Match madness cannot be played with two decks.

Rules of Play

  1. Players are required to place a wager on the blackjack wager in order to play the game.
  2. Players have the option to place a wager on either, both, or neither of the bonus wagers.
  3. Once all wagers are placed, the dealer shall deal the game according to the rules of a standard blackjack game.
  4. After dealing the first two cards to all players and him or herself, the dealer shall pay or collect the double action bonus wager accordingly from right to left.
  5. The dealer shall start the blackjack game. Players will have the option to hit, stay, double down, or split on their first two cards, according to the house rules.
  6. The dealer shall collect the wagers from the busted hands, and pay the wagers for the natural hands (first two cards 21) for the blackjack game.
  7. The dealer shall leave at least the first two cards on the table from busted hands and natural hands if the player has a wager on the second action or match madness bonus wager.
  8. The dealer shall turn over their hole card.
  9. The dealer shall pay or collect the second action or match madness bonus wager accordingly from right to left.
  10. The dealer shall finish the blackjack game.

Double action is an optional blackjack side bet. This is the pay table:

Match                                    1 to 1

Flush                                      2 to 1

Straight                                 6 to 1

Three of a Kind                    20 to 1

Straight Flush                      50 to 1

Suited Three of a Kind        100 to 1

Guests can achieve these hands using their first two cards and the dealer’s up card.