Lightning Blackjack

 Lightning Blackjack is the bubbly live casino game offering multipliers of up to 25x!

    Lightning Blackjack - How to Play

    The bet sizes available in Lightning Blackjack range from £2 to £5,000. 

    Game Rules

    Traditional blackjack rules apply to this game. 

    The aim is to achieve a hand closer to 21 than the dealer.

    It is played using eight standard 52-card decks, which are shuffled each time four decks have been dealt. 

    Card Values

    In this game, cards assume the following values:

    • Cards two to 10 - face value
    • Face cards (Jack, Queen and King) - 10 each
    • Aces - one or 11, whichever value is more favourable to the hand

    How to Play

    Once you have placed your bet and the betting time has expired, each player will be dealt one card face-up.

    The dealer will then receive one card, also face-up.

    Players will then be dealt a second card face-up, followed by the dealer, whose second card will be dealt face-down. 


    Blackjack is achieved when your initial two-card hand equals 21, and is the best result possible. 

    Lightning Rules

    Lightning multipliers offer potentially higher payouts, depending on the winner's score. 

    To be in with a chance of winning a multiplier, you need to place a 100% Lightning fee at the same time as your initial wager.

    The Lightning fee isn't applicable if you Double Down or Split.

    Any Lightning multipliers won will be applied to your next hand. 

    Lightning Multipliers

    If you achieve a winning round in this game, the payout of following round super-sized.

    Winning with a hand of '17 and below’, 18, 19, 20, 21 or Blackjack will see a random multiplier ranging from 2x to 25x applied to the win.

    Should you opt to leave the game, multipliers will carry over to your next game for up to 180 days.

    Lightning multipliers obey the below rules:

    • The multiplier only covers your bet in the Lightning fee paid in the triggering round 
    • Lightning fees do not apply to Split and Double Down bets
    • If you Split and both hands win, the one with the best score will be awarded the multiplier
    • The multiplier will be applied to the payout of the following round, if you win it
    • Should you win blackjack and a multiplier, only the multiplier will be awarded
    • Winning a Push or Insurance bet with an active multiplier will see your main bet returned, but your Lightning fee and multiplier will be lost

    Insurance Bet

    You can only place an Insurance Bet if the dealer reveals an Ace on their first card. 

    It minimizes the risk of the dealer achieving blackjack. 

    Insurance costs half the price of your initial wager.

    When the dealer reveals their face-down card:

    • You will be awarded twice your Insurance bet if they have blackjack
    • You will Tie with the dealer if you both have blackjack, and your wager will be returned
    • Your Insurance bet will become void if the dealer does not have blackjack. The game will then continue as normal

    Making a Decision

    You will be required to make one of four decisions once your first two cards have been dealt: Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split. 

    No decision will be required if your hand equals 21.

    HitDealer deals you another card, which is added to your hand
    StandLets the dealer know you are happy with your hand and do not wish to receive any more cards
    Double DownOnly possible if your hand does not equal 21. It sees you double your bet, and you can only receive one more card henceforth
    SplitOnly possible if your first two cards are of the same value - the cards will be split into two separate hands and played accordingly. If you split on a pair of aces, each hand can only receive one more card. It is not possible to Double Down on a split hand, and splitting is only available once per hand

     If you do not make a decision before the betting time has expired, the following rules apply:

    • If your hand equals 11 or less, you will Hit
    • If your hand equals 12 or more, you will Stand


    When all players have made their decision, the dealer will reveal their face-down card.

    The following rules apply to the dealer's hand:

    • Hit - if their hand equals 16 or less
    • Stand - if their hand equals a soft 17 or more

    Your hand and the dealer's hand will then be compared, and the winner declared:

    • If your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's - you win
    • If the dealer 'Busts' (their hand exceeds 21) - you win
    • If you and the dealer Tie (have hands of equal value) - your bet will be returned
    • If you 'Bust' (your hand exceeds 21) - you lose and your bet will be lost

    It is only possible to achieve Blackjack from your initial two-card hand (please note: Blackjack beats any hand of 21 resulting from a Split pair).


    Return to Player

    Return to Player (RTP): 99.56%.

    The expected return to player is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.

    For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average, pay out £99.56 of wins.