First things first, place your bets. Just like regular blackjack, you’ll be trying to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21. But in Lightning Blackjack, you also have the opportunity to win big with lightning strikes.
Once your bets are placed, the dealer will deal two cards to each player and two cards to themselves. The dealer’s second card will be face down until it’s their turn to reveal it.
Now here’s where the lightning comes in. Before any additional cards are dealt, lightning bolts will strike one to five random numbers on the table. If any of your cards match those numbers, you’ll win a multiplier on your bet. The more numbers that match, the higher the multiplier.
But wait, there’s more! If you’re feeling lucky, you can also place a side bet on whether or not the dealer will get a lightning blackjack. If they do, you could win up to 200x your side bet.
Once the lightning has struck and any side bets have been placed, it’s time for additional cards. You can choose to hit (take another card), stand (keep your current hand), double down (double your bet and take one more card), or split (if you have two of the same card, split them into two separate hands).
The dealer will then reveal their face-down card and continue to hit until they reach 17 or higher. If they go over 21, all remaining players win.
And that’s it! Lightning Blackjack is a fun and exciting twist on the classic game, with the potential for big payouts. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try at your favorite online casino and see if Lady Luck strikes lightning in your favor.