Title:
Double Attack Blackjack card game method of play
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A method of playing Twenty-One using a forty-eight card deck of cards comprising the Aces through the Nines and the Jacks, Queens and Kings. The elimination of only the four ten-spot cards (or only any four-cards having a numerical count of ten). Preferably multiple decks, up to eight decks, of these forty-eight card per deck are used. The elimination of the four ten spot cards, along with paying a players ‘blackjack even money, will allow the casino to offer the player the option to double their initial bet after seeing the dealers up card. This will add to the excitement and enjoyment of the game. The dealer will deal himself one card face up first and allow the players to make an additional bet up to the amount of their original bet. A side bet called Bust it! may also be offered. This is a bet on a 3 card dealer break with variable payoffs depending on the break card the dealer receives. This bet must be made prior to any cards being dealt, including the dealers up card. This bet will also add more excitement to the game by giving the players the opportunity to make an additional bet with a high odds payoff when they feel the dealer is running “cold” and breaking frequently.



Inventors:
Joseph Jr., Null Centrone (Margate, NJ, US)
Application Number:
10/250271
Publication Date:
12/23/2004
Filing Date:
06/19/2003
Assignee:
Joseph Jr., Mr. Null Centrone (Margate, NJ, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F3/00; A63F1/00; (IPC1-7): A63F1/00
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Primary Examiner:
LAYNO, BENJAMIN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Joseph Centrone (Margate, NJ, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A method of playing a modified version of twenty-one comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one deck of forty-eight cards consisting essentially of four Aces, four twos, four threes, four fours, four fives, four sixes, four sevens, four eights, four nines, four Jacks, four Queens, four Kings and four Aces; b) a player making a wager to be eligible to play a hand; c) a dealer dealing one card face up to himself then allowing all players to make an additional wager up to the amount of their original. d) dealing two cards face up to each player and one card face down to the dealer e) allowing the players to make an additional Double Down wager on his first two cards. f) allowing the player to split any cards that are a pair and to make a Double Down wager on the first two cards after splitting. g) the dealer standing or drawing additional cards according to the conventional manner of play of Twenty-One; h) otherwise determining whether the player's hand is a winning hand according to the conventional manner of play of Twenty-One; and k i) paying the player based on the amount of the player's wagers if the player has a winning hand. All wagers (except insurance) are paid even money.

2. A method of playing blackjack incorporating a side bet including: accepting one or more player wagers on the blackjack game before any cards are dealt; providing the one or more players with means for placing a side bet wherein an outcome of said side bet is dependent solely upon the dealers total exceeding twenty-one with exactly three cards or the dealers total not exceeding twenty-one with exactly three cards. a) The method of claim 2 wherein said means for placing the side bet is provided in an area marked “Bust It!” next to the main betting box area. b) the method of claim 2 wherein a player shall win said bet if the total of the dealers hand exceeds the point count of twenty-one AND the dealer's hand is comprised of exactly three cards c) the method of claim 2 wherein a player shall lose said bet if the dealer's hand does not contain exactly three cards OR the dealers total exceeds twenty-one with four or more cards OR the dealer's total does not exceed twenty-one. d) the method of claim 2 wherein said winning bet will be paid at variable odds. Said odds will be determined by the denomination of the third card drawn by the dealer if the dealer's total exceeds twenty-one with exactly three cards. e) the method of claim 2 wherein said winning bet will be paid the same odds regardless of the dealer's third card. f.) the method of claim 2 wherein said side bet may be offered at a double attack blackjack game or any other type of blackjack game.

3. All claims above shall also apply to video or computer type blackjack games.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a method of playing a blackjack-style card game in casino environment. In conventional blackjack, the player may stand at any point value and the dealer must continue to deal card] to the dealer's hand if the point value is 16 or less and the dealer must stand at 17 or more. In addition, if the player's hand and the dealer's hand have the same value, the hand is a “push” and no winner is determined. If a player receives an ace and a face card or a 10, that is considered a blackjack and pays 1.5:1 immediately, without seeing the dealer's hand. It may be desirable to have a method of playing a blackjack style card game which allows a player to increase his or her wager after seeing the dealers face up card, but before receiving any of their own cards.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0002] A forty-eight card deck of cards comprising the Aces through the Nines and the Jacks, Queens and Kings is used in the method of play. The elimination of only the four ten-spot cards (or only any four cards having a numerical count of ten). Preferably multiple decks, up to eight decks, of these forty-eight card decks are used. The elimination of the four ten spot cards and paying a players blackjack even money instead of 3 to 2 will allow the casino to offer the player the option to double their bet after seeing the dealers up card. The dealer will deal himself one card face up first and allow the players to make an additional bet up to the amount of their original bet.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0003] In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, 1. Four 10″s are removed from each deck (face cards are left in) 2. Players place their bets in the box marked “BET”. Players are also given the opportunity to place a side bet in the area marked “Bust It!”.

[0004] 3. The dealer then deals himself one card face up and the Players are then given an opportunity to make an additional bet in the box marked “Double Aftack” which is directly behind the box marked “BET”.

[0005] 4. Each player is then dealt 2 cards and the dealer takes a hole card.

[0006] 5. Play then continues normally as in regular blackjack except all bets (except the insurance bet), including blackjack, pays even money.

[0007] 6. As in normal blackjack players may split, re-split, and double. If a player splits or re-splits he must place an additional bet equal to his initial bet in the “BET” box and an additional bet equal to his bet in the double attack box. If a player doubles he may double for an amount up to the value of his initial bet and his double attack bet.

[0008] 7. Players will also be allowed to surrender with any number cards and even after splitting.

[0009] 8. As in normal blackjack when a player's total is closer to 21 than the dealer's total or when the player's total is 21 or less and the dealer's total exceeds 21 than the player wins. When the player's total is less than the dealer's total (when the dealer's total has not exceeded 21) or when the player's total exceeds 21 the player loses. All pushes are returned to the player. All winning wagers are paid at even money (1 to 1) (except insurance).

[0010] 9. A side bet called Bust it! may also be offered. This is a bet on the dealer's total exceeding twenty-one with exactly three cards with variable payoffs depending on the third card the dealer receives. This bet must be made prior to any cards being dealt, including the dealers up card. This bet will also add more excitement to the game by giving the players the opportunity to make an additional bet with a high odds payoff when they feel the dealer is running “cold” and breaking frequently.

[0011] As in normal blackjack the objective is to get as close to 21 without going over. This game gives added excitement, however, because the players will have more opportunities to put more money into action beyond his or her initial bet and use more strategy.

[0012] In the preferred embodiment the payout odds for Bust It! will be as follows: When the dealer's total exceeds 21 with exactly three cards and the third card drawn by the dealer is a Ten; then the player shall be paid at 3 to 1 odds Nine; then the player shall be at 6 to 1 odds Eight, then the player shall be paid 8 to 1 odds Seven; then the player shall be paid 10 to 1 odds Six, then the player shall be paid 15 to 1 odds If the Bust It! bet is placed on a normal blackjack game where the tens have not been removed then the payouts shall be as follows: When the dealer's total exceeds 21 with exactly three cards and the third card drawn by the dealer is a: Ten; then the player shall be paid at 3 to 1 odds Nine; then the player shall be paid at 5 to 1 odds Eight, then the player shall be paid 7 to 1 odds Seven, then the player shall be paid 9 to 1 odds Six; then the player shall be paid 11 to 1 odds 10) In the preferred embodiment the payout odds for insurance would be 5 to 2. This would make the bet more attractive to players since the removal of four tens from each deck allows for a higher payoff odds. Insurance is a bet that the dealer has a blackjack when the dealers face up card is an ace.