S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:30.02 - Variations of the play - Ten sticks 21

Ten sticks 21 must be dealt and played following the standard rules of blackjack in this chapter, except as follows:

(1) Ten sticks 21 may only be played on tables displaying the Ten sticks 21 table layout;
(2) In each deck of cards, the ten of clubs must be clearly marked on its face with the ten sticks bonus logo. This card plays the same as any ten-count card;
(3) If a player is dealt a bonus card which makes the point count exceed 21, the hand is lost just as in regular blackjack;
(4) If a player is dealt a playable bonus card or one which does not make the point count exceed 21, one of two options may be taken;
(a) The player may keep the bonus card and play it as a ten; or
(b) The player may trade the bonus card for the next card dealt;
(5) If a player trades a bonus card, that player will receive a bonus light which is shown on the disk in front of the player's betting position. The light is activated by the dealer from a control switch attached to the gaming table;
(6) The object of the game is for each player to get all ten bonus lights lit during the course of play and receive the designated bonus prize previously determined by the casino;
(7) Ten sticks 21 winners start back at zero and all other players continue with the accumulated bonus lights;
(8) A player may not pass bonus lights on to the next player taking that player's chair. All new players start at zero; and
(9) A Ten sticks 21 bonus card dealt to the dealer must be played as a ten-count card.

A casino may opt not to allow players to trade cards. A player who receives a playable Ten sticks bonus card or one that does not make the count of the player's hand exceed 21 automatically receives a bonus light.

A casino may allow players leaving the game to receive a player's card on which the dealer punches a total equaling the number of lights which that player accumulated during play. If the player resumes the game at a later time, the player would start the game with the same number of bonus lights as punches on the player's card. The player must surrender the card at the time the game is resumed. The form of the player's card used by a casino under this option must have the prior approval of the commission.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:30.02
23 SDR 227, effective July 1, 1997.

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-3, 42-7B-4, 42-7B-7.

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