Triple Win 20 is a new take on blackjack. The new blackjack variant is set to make its debut on May 1st at Deadwood Mountain Grand casino in Deadwood, SD. According to KOTA, the first hand will be dealt at exactly 2 pm.
Deadwood, South Dakota may seem like a strange market to debut a casino game. However, it makes sense for Triple Win 20. Terry Houk, the person who developed Triple Win 20, was once the general manager at Hickok’s Hotel and Casino in Deadwood, SD. Over his 25 year career, he’s run casinos in South Dakota and Colorado.
The idea for Triple Win 20 is to simply give blackjack players an exciting and different blackjack game. The rules appear to be a hybrid of pitch blackjack and other blackjack games that have been tested recently. Here’s how the game works:
Playing Triple Win 20
Like a traditional blackjack game, each player is playing against the dealer. The objective of the game is to reach the value of 11 with one card or the value of 20 with two or more cards. The value of each card is the same as regular blackjack. All face cards have a value of ten, Aces count as one or eleven, and all other cards count the value of their number.
There are three ways for a player to win a hand.
1. Obtain the value of 11 with the first card only. This pays the value of the player’s bet, or 1:1.
2. Obtain the value of 20 with the first two cards only. This pays the value of the player’s bet, or 1:1. If the first two cards are a pair of suited Kings, a pair of suited Queens or a pair of suited Jacks, the player is paid one and one-half times the bet, or 3:2. It’s almost like a side bet without making an extra bet.
3. Obtain a higher winning value than the dealer with two or more cards. This pays the value of your bet, or 1:1.
All of the first cards will be dealt face down. To collect a win on the first card, the player must turn the card face up. The remaining cards to all players will be dealt face down unless a player wants to double down, split cards, or has a 2 card win. In those situations, the cards must be turned up before the hand continues. If this sounds familiar that’s because this is similar to the rules for pitch blackjack.
The dealer’s first card is dealt face down, and all remaining dealer’s cards are dealt face up. Unlike traditional blackjack games, the dealer may not take additional cards once they reach a value of hard 16.
More About Triple Win 20
So where does the name of Triple Win 20 come from? Triple Win comes from the fact that there are three ways to win. The 20 part of the name comes from the fact that the goal of the game is to reach 20, not 21 like traditional blackjack. All players and the dealer receiving cards that total over a value of 20 are considered to have a busted hand and a loss. Any hand can be a push with the dealer if the card values are the same. This results in a tie, there is no win or loss.
If Triple Win 20 is popular at Deadwood Mountain Grand it will become eligible to be placed anywhere in South Dakota on June 1st. The developer hopes to see Triple Win 20 become so popular that it’s placed in 100 casinos around the country.
Visit triplewin20.com for more information.