S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:30.08 - Variations of the play - Winners Option Blackjack

Winners Option Blackjack offers the player the chance to play standard blackjack or a variation of blackjack where the player bets that the dealer will have a winning hand. Winners Option Blackjack may only be played on a table exhibiting the Winners Option betting areas. The game shall be played as follows:

(1) Before a round of play the player places a bet either in the "P" arrow or the "D" arrow on the Winners Option Blackjack table, but not in both arrows. After all the bets have been made the dealer deals each player two cards and the dealer also receives two cards, the second card is exposed face up;
(2) Each player betting the "P" arrow plays out their hand according to standard rules of blackjack;
(3) Each "D" player's cards are played under the same rules as a dealer's hand of hitting soft total of 17 and under and standing on hard total of 17 and over;
(4) "D" players' cards that exceed 21 are stacked and placed sideways on the insurance line with the "D" bet placed on top of the cards;
(5) "D" players that are dealt a blackjack will have the bet collected by the dealer unless the dealer also has a blackjack for a tie;
(6) After "P" players complete their decisions and the "D" players' cards have been administered by the dealer, the dealer will expose the unexposed "hole" card and complete the play under standard rules of blackjack of hitting soft total of 17 and under and standing hard total of 17 and over;
(7) "P" players' bets are collected or paid according to standard rules of blackjack;
(8) "D" players are paid even money if their cards are a lower point total than the dealer and the dealer did not bust and exceed 21;
(9) "D" players are paid even money if the dealer has a blackjack and they do not have a blackjack;
(10) When the dealer exceeds 21 and the "D" player has not exceeded 21, those bets are lost and will be collected by the dealer;
(11) Busted "D" players are paid even money if the dealer's hand does not exceed 21;
(12) When both the "D" player and the dealer exceed 21 the dealer will collect half of the "D" bet or the larger portion if the bet cannot be equally divided;
(13) All ties, on both "P" and "D" are a tie and do not win or lose;
(14) Both "P" and "D" players shall be offered insurance according to the standard rules of blackjack when the dealer's up card is an ace;
(15) Surrender is not offered in this game;
(16) Before the first card of Winners Option Blackjack is dealt for a round of play, a player may make a wager of not more than the posted table limit betting against the dealer having the winning hand or betting for the dealer having the winning hand. The player wins the wager if any of the following events occur:
(a) The player wagers against the dealer and the sum of the "P" player's cards is 21 or less and the sum of the dealer's cards is more than 21;
(b) The player wagers for the dealer and the sum of the "D" player's cards is less than the sum of the sum of the dealers' cards without either exceeding the sum of 21;
(c) The player wagers for the dealer and the sum of the "P" player's cards exceeds that of the dealer with either exceeding 21;
(d) The player wagers against the dealer and the "P" player has a blackjack and the dealer does not;
(e) The player wagers for the dealer and the dealer has a blackjack and the "D" player does not;
(f) The player wagers for the dealer and the "D" player exceeds 21 and the dealer does not;
(g) When the "D" players and the dealer both exceed 21, the casino will collect half of the "D" players' bet or the larger portion if the bet cannot be equally divided.

Notes

S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:30.08
35 SDR 55, effective September 8, 2008; 40 SDR 101, effective December 2, 2013.

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-4(3), 42-7B-7.

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-4(3), 42-7B-7, 42-7B-15.

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