S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:30.19 - Variations of the play-Blazing 7's Progressive Must Hit By

Blazing 7's Progressive is dealt and played following the standard rules of blackjack in this chapter except as follows:

(1) Blazing 7's Progressive may be played only on approved tables equipped with the necessary electronic equipment and signage which display the Blazing 7's Progressive Must Hit By on the table. Six or eight 52-card decks must be used;
(2) To begin each round, players must make their standard blackjack wager. Players may also place an optional progressive wager with a portion of the progressive wager going to the Must Hit By meter. Players must place the progressive wager on the sensor in front of the player's position;
(3) The optional wager allows the player to participate in play for a progressive jackpot;
(4) Once all players place their wagers, the dealer will press the appropriate button on the dealer display. The sensors will light up, indicating a progressive wager. The dealer will remove all progressive wagers on the table. As wagers are accepted, the progressive meter will advance by a predetermined amount for each wager placed on the sensor;
(5) The dealer will work in a clockwise fashion to deliver the blackjack cards according to house rules. Once all starting cards have been delivered to the players and the dealer, the dealer will evaluate each hand in a counter-clockwise fashion for a progressive winner. If a player has at least one 7 in their initial two cards the dealer will pay the progressive jackpot according to one of the following paytables selected at the discretion of the casino. The selected paytable shall be displayed by table signage or on the table layout:
(a) The Blazing 7's Progressive only considers both the player's initial two cards and the dealer's up card;
(b) Paytables without Dealer Envy:

Paytable 1

Pays

Three 7's - Same Suit

100%

Three 7's - Same Color

10%

Three 7's

200 for 1

First Two Cards - 7

25 for 1

Either of the First Two Cards - 7

2 for 1

Paytable 2

Pays

Three 7's - Diamonds

100%

Three 7's - Suited (Other)

10%

Three 7's - Same Color

500 for 1

Three 7's

200 for 1

First Two Cards - 7

25 for 1

Either of the First Two Cards - 7

2 for 1

Paytable 3

Pays

Three 7's - Diamonds

100% Mega

Three 7's - Suited (Other)

100% Major

Three 7's - Same Color

100% Minor

Three 7's

200 for 1

Fist Two Cards - 7

25 for 1

Either of the First Two Cards - 7

2 for 1

(c) Pay tables with Dealer Envy:

Paytable 1

$1 Pays

$1 Dealer Envy

$5 Pays

$5 Dealer Envy

Three 7's - Same Suit

100%

$100

100%

$100

Three 7's - Same Color

10%

$25

10%

$25

Three 7's

200 for 1

$5

200 for 1

$5

First Two Cards - Both 7's

25 for 1

$2

25 for 1

$2

Either First Two Cards - One 7

2 for 1

N/A

2 for 1

$1

Paytable 2

$1 Pays

$1 Dealer Envy

$5 Pays

$5 Dealer Envy

Three 7's - Diamonds

100%

$100

100%

$100

Three 7's - Other Suited

10%

$25

10%

$25

Three 7's - Same Color

500 for 1

$10

500 for 1

$10

Three 7's

200 for 1

$5

200 for 1

$5

First Two Cards - Both 7's

25 for 1

$2

25 for 1

$2

Either First Two Cards - One 7

2 for 1

N/A

2 for 1

$1

(d) Paytables with Must Hit By:

Paytable 1. Progressive Configurations - Must Hit By, ยง 1 Wager

A-$1

B-$1

C-$1

D-$1

Minimum/Reset Value

$100

$100

$250

$250

Maximum Value

$200

$500

$500

$1,000

Increment Rate

2.00%

5.00%

2.00%

5.00%

Paytable 2. Progressive Configurations - Must Hit By, $2 Wager

A-$2

B-$2

C-$2

D-$2

Minimum/Reset Value

$100

$100

$250

$250

Maximum Value

$200

$500

$500

$1,000

Increment Rate

1.50%

3.50%

1.50%

3.00%

Paytable 3. Progressive Configurations - Must Hit By, $5 Wager

A-$5

B-$5

C-$5

D-$5

Minimum/Reset Value

$100

$100

$250

$250

Maximum Value

$200

$500

$500

$1,000

Increment Rate

1.00%

2.00%

0.50%

2.00%

(6) The original progressive wager is not returned to the player;
(a) A progressive wager shall be paid to the player as follows:
(i) The percentage pays are paid from the progressive jackpot shown on the progressive meter;
(ii) Other hands are paid from the tray; the payment does not come off the meter;
(iii) If more than one progressive hand payable from the progressive meter hits at the same table during the same time, house procedures are then followed for paying the jackpot;
(iv) If a player has a progressive winner, the dealer will select the player spot corresponding to the player with the winning progressive hand. The dealer will then press the appropriate hand button on the dealer display. If the button is pressed by accident, pressing it again turns the button off;
(v) The dealer shall contact a supervisor;
(vi) Once the casino verifies the progressive win, the supervisor will press the confirm button on the dealer display. To complete the action, a supervisor or executive card (depending on jackpot level) swipe is required. This records the win onto the Progressive computer and adjusts the meter appropriately for the prize won;
(vii) The 100% award will reset the meter to the seed amount, plus any reserve amount; and
(viii) When the dealer reconciles all actions, the dealer presses the appropriate button on the dealer display to reset the system to begin the next hand and log into the progressive system;
(7) When using one of the paytables that includes the Must Hit By option;
(a) The Must Hit By bonus is awarded when the participating player's contribution increases the jackpot value higher than the pre-determined value chosen by a random number generator (RNG).
(b) The Must Hit By configuration consists of:
(i) a starting amount (minimum value)
(ii) a Must Hit By amount (maximum value)
(iii) an incrementation rate (percentage of wager)
(c) Payout for the Must Hit By bonus is not determined by a specific hand. Therefore, players participating in the progressive are eligible for the Must Hit By bonus regardless of their hand.
(d) The meter will be reseeded when the Must Hit By bonus award hits. The cost of the reseed has been factored in to the casino's mathematical advantage.
(e) To begin each round, players must make their regular game's wager. They may optionally place any side bet wagers and the progressive wager. Players must place the progressive wagers on the sensor in front of their betting position. The sensor will light up.
(f) Once all players place their bets, the dealer will press "START GAME" on the keypad. The sensors will then light up. indicating a progressive wager. The dealer will then remove all progressive bets from the table.
(g) If a Must Hit By bonus is triggered, it will be indicated on the Dealer's touch-screen and the light sensor will flash.
(h) The dealer then follows house procedures for dealing the regular game.
(8) When using one of the paytables that includes the Dealer Envy option, this envy payout is paid directly to the dealer's tip pool when a qualifying hand is won by the player;
(a) A player making the progressive side wager also qualifies to win an envy payout. If another player at the table hits a hand associated with an envy pay, all other players who made the progressive side bet win the envy pay. The player hitting the hand receives the normal prize pay only, but does NOT receive the envy pay. Rule of thumb: You cannot win an envy bonus pay from yourself, or the dealer. Envy Bonuses should only be paid to players at the table where the qualifying hand occurred.
(b) If a player's hand triggers an envy payout, the dealer will leave the hand face-up on the layout: otherwise, the dealer will lock up the cards. The dealer will then move on to the next player.
(c) The dealer pays any Envy Bonuses at the end of the round. In the event that more than one player is involved in a qualifying envy pay, then all players win multiple envy payouts
(9) Once the progressive has been resolved, the standard blackjack game will resume according to house rules; and
(10) A licensee may not discontinue offering a Blazing 7's Progressive jackpot until the highest progressive jackpot award has been won by a qualified player or players. If a licensee wishes to discontinue offering a progressive jackpot award, the licensee may petition the executive secretary for permission to either reduce the qualifications or criteria for winning the award, allowing the award to be paid more quickly, or to transfer the award liability to the jackpot offered by a different game. If a retail licensee intends to close its business while having a progressive jackpot award liability, the licensee may petition the executive secretary for permission to transfer the award liability, along with the award fund, to another retail licensee offering a comparable jackpot award.

Notes

S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:30.19
45 SDR 142, effective 5/28/2019; 49 SDR 101, effective 5/25/2023

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.

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

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