Side bets in blackjack are interesting and Blackjack Super Sevens is no exception. It is an optional bet that the player places on the first three cards dealt to them. Here are all the rules and variations of the Super Sevens side bet explained in detail.
Super 7's Overview
The main objective of Super Sevens is to get sevens of the same color or suit. In blackjack super sevens, the payout is 3:2 and insurance pays 2:1, which is different from the other blackjack variations. A natural 21 is capable of beating any hand of 21 when subsequent cards are drawn. Also, if the first two cards dealt are an ace and a ten, then it is considered to be a natural blackjack.
Blackjack Super Sevens is a side bet that is played in addition to the standard blackjack rules. For placing this bet/chip, there are special spots on the blackjack table. The player is paid the bet if the first card dealt is a seven. Two consecutive sevens in hand increase the payout.
Rules of Super Sevens
The rules of the Super Sevens are quite simple and straightforward. Players who want to place this bet are required to place the chip in the special spot on the blackjack table. In most casinos, the maximum bet on Super Sevens can be $1 or $5. The bet pays out if the first card dealt to the player is a seven. The payouts increase if two or more sevens are dealt consecutively. Accordingly, the payouts for one seven is 3:1, two unsuited sevens are 50:1, two suited sevens are 100:1, three unsuited sevens are 500:1 and three suited sevens are 5,000:1.
The rules of the Super Sevens side bet in blackjack make card counting possible at some levels because players just need to count the sevens and non-sevens. However, playing this bet at every hand is not advisable.
Super, Crazy & Lucky Sevens
The side bet, Super Sevens, in blackjack has three variations:
- Super Sevens,
- Crazy Sevens, and
- Lucky Sevens.
Although the basic rules of the bet remain the same, the payout and house edge (based on the number of decks used in the game) are slightly different.
The Super Sevens side bet, though simple to play at the beginning, can get complex depending on various scenarios. The payouts, probability, return, and combinations will vary at each stage, depending on the hand of the player with a 6 deck game and a third card guarantee (delineated in details in the table below). The house edge will similarly vary based on the number of decks used in the game. Accordingly, with a three-card guarantee to the player, the house edge with 4, 5, 6, and 8 decks would be 15.92%, 13.25%, 11.40%, and 9.01% respectively.
Crazy Sevens is played the same way as Super Sevens though the payouts and returns vary in a 6 deck game with a three-card guarantee to the player. The house edge with Crazy Sevens for a 4,5,6 and 8 deck game is 10.09%, 7.97%, 6.54%, and 4.71% respectively.
Lucky Sevens is a variation of the Super Sevens and it is a bit different in the sense that it does not deal with a third card if the dealer has a blackjack. Lucky Sevens is a common side bet in live dealer blackjack games. The house edge with Lucky Sevens for 4, 5, 6, and 8 deck games is 51.25%, 50.71%, 50.34%, and 49.88% respectively. The following table gives a complete view of the payouts and returns in the Lucky Sevens blackjack side bet.
Super Sevens Side Bet - FAQ
Following are answers to common questions about the various Super 7's side bets.
What is the Super 7 side bet in blackjack?
In blackjack, Super 7's is a side bet unfolding in parallel to the standard game action. This optional bet is based on the player's first three cards. The player wins if the first card is a seven and the payouts increase if the consecutive cards are also seven and more so if they are from the same suit also.
What is the payout of a Super 7 side bet?
The Super Sevens side bet has different payout levels and this depends on the number of sevens dealt and their suit. With one seven, the payout rate is 3:1. With an extra seven, it is 50:1 and if both the sevens are of the same suit, the payout is doubled to 100:1.
What is the Super 7's house edge?
The house edge of Super Seven varies between 6.54% and 49.88% depending on the cards dealt, the dealer's blackjack the number of decks used in the game.
The lowest that is 6.54% is when it is a six-deck game, the player is guaranteed a third card including one after a split and the dealer has a blackjack.
Is Super Sevens side bet worth it?
The Super Sevens side bet is worth it only if the player is not frightened by the high house edge percentage. Also, if the player is a pro gambler with blackjack skills, the Super Sevens side bet is not a bad option to go for.
Are Super Sevens and Lucky Sevens the same?
Super Sevens and Lucky Sevens are based on the same assumptions but they differ slightly in terms of the payout and house edge. Also, in Lucky Sevens, which is a version of the Super Seven side bet and is allowed in live dealer blackjack games, the player is not dealt a third card if the dealer has a blackjack.
Are Super Sevens and Crazy Sevens the same?
The Super Sevens and the Crazy Sevens are the same except for the fact that Crazy Sevens has a lower house edge.
In a four-deck game with a guarantee of the third card for the player, for instance, the house edge in Super Sevens and Crazy Sevens is 15. 92% and 10.09% respectively.
How to play Super 7 in blackjack?
To play the Super Sevens side bet in blackjack, the player needs to place the chip in the dedicated betting area on the table. The bet becomes valid and the dealer can then start the session.
The player is paid his bet if the first card dealt is a seven. The payouts keep increasing if the consecutive cards are also sevens of the same suit. Super Sevens side bet is independent of the player's main blackjack bet.
Is Super Sevens a Blackjack side bet?
Yes, Super Sevens is a blackjack side bet which is based on the player's first three cards.
That is all about the Super Sevens Side Bets in blackjack. Opting for it entirely depends on the player's strategies and expectations. But it can, at times, be extremely exciting and rewarding too.