Blackjack Block


Name of sidebet Block
Licence type  
Status  
Trial originated at The Casino at the Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square
Date placed on trial  
Licensee / proprietor - TCS John Huxley
Licensee contact details

Unit 6 Festival Trade Park Crown

Stoke on Trent

ST1 5NJ


Basic Outline of sidebet rules / how to play


The Block bet is based on the player's first two cards and the dealer's up card. The bet wins if the dealer's up card matches the suit of one of the player's cards, and the player's card is higher. There are higher pays if the player's cards are a pair, suited, or both. Here is how the various winning hands are defined.


Ultimate Block®: A Block consisting of two cards both of the same rank, both higher than and both of same suit as the dealer's card.


Pair Block®: A Block consisting of two cards of the same rank, both higher than, and one of them the same suit as, the dealer's card.


Flush Block®: A Block consisting of two cards of the same suit and one/both cards are higher and in the same suit as the dealer's card.

 

Normal Block®: A Block consisting of one card higher and in the same suit as the dealer's card.


Push: If one of the Player's cards matches the Dealer's card in both rank and suit, then is a push.


USUAL ODDS PAID


Block — Six Decks


Event Pays Permutations Probability Return
Ultimate Block® 35 56,160 0.001867 0.065346
Pair Block® 10 404,352 0.013443 0.134426
Flush Block® 5 1,100,736 0.036594 0.182969
Normal Block® 2 4,852,224 0.161311 0.322622
Push 0 848,640 0.028213 0
Loser -1 22,817,808 0.758573 -0.75857
Total   30,079,920 1 -0.05321

Block — Eight Decks


Event Pays Permutations Probability Return
Ultimate Block® 35 139,776 0.001956 0.068448
Pair Block® 10 958,464 0.01341 0.134102
Flush Block® 5 2,622,464 0.036692 0.183458
Normal Block® 2 11,501,568 0.160922 0.321844
Push 0 2,114,112 0.029579 0
Loser -1 54,136,576 0.757441 -0.75744
Total   71,472,960 1 -0.04959

House Edge details

 

Pay tables available for 4 to 8 decks and the house edge.1.07%
Decks Normal Block Flush Block Pair Block Ultimate Block House Edge
4 2 to 1 5 to 1 10 to 1 40 to 1 5.21%
5 2 to 1 5 to 1 10 to 1 35 to 1 5.61%
6 2 to 1 5 to 1 10 to 1 35 to 1 5.32%
7 2 to 1 5 to 1 10 to 1 35 to 1 5.11%
8 2 to 1 5 to 1 10 to 1 35 to 1 4.96%

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