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Sault Ste. Marie
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Blackjack Blowout Rules

St. Ignace & Sault Ste. Marie


  1. Participants are required to wear their tournament badge during tournament play and to redeem all coupons.
  2. All rounds will consist of 42 hands. 
  3. Table limits are $50 - $500, a minimum bet must be placed every hand.
  4. There will be one $5 dealer buy in for $500 in tournament chips at the beginning of the tournament.
  5. A chip count will occur after the 35th hand.
  6. All participants will receive $2,000 in non-negotiable tournament chips at the beginning of each round.
  7. Participants must meet required minimum bet on each hand.
  8. Preliminary rounds will begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m. There will be five to seven players per table, depending on the number of participants.
  9. Preliminary round advancement will be determined by chip count with 2 participants from each table advancing to the Quarter-final round.
  10. The Quarter-final round will begin after re-entry rounds with 2 participants from each table advancing to the semi-final round.  On the semi-final round 1 participant with the highest chip count per table will advance and one high chip count between all 6 tables will advance to the final table.
  11. There will be a 15-minute break after the completion of the semi-final with the Final round immediately following.
  12. Any ties will be determined by a five-hand playoff.
  13. A contestant running out of chips or unable to meet the table minimum will be eliminated.
  14. There will be one drawing on Saturday afternoon for one free entry into a Blackjack Blowout, redeemable at the casino where it was won.
  15. All decisions by tournament officials are final.




Once a customer is eliminated from the preliminary round, they may re-enter into an additional second     chance round. Registration for the second chance round will be taken immediately following the             elimination from the preliminary round. The cost for the re-entry is $100.00. Re-entry round will consist     of 21 hands with $1,000 in non-negotiable tournament chips. . The number of participants advancing to the Quarter-final from the re-entry rounds will be determined by the total number of re-entries.

 Play will occur immediately following the last preliminary round.



House rules and procedures apply unless specified below.


1.     Blackjack pays 2 to 1.

2.     Insurance is not offered.  Surrender may be taken only when the dealer shows an ace.  If you ask to surrender, the dealer will take away half of the original wager and remove the cards from play.

3.     Betting must be done in $10 increments only.

4.     Betting will rotate in turn.  Wagers cannot be altered once they are placed.

5.     Participants may double down for less, but cannot be below the required minimum.

6.     Double down card will be dealt face up.

7.     If splitting aces you only get one card and you may double down.


     Prize Pool is based on seeded amount $200 per registered player plus 50% of           


      1st Place =30%, 2nd Place =25%, 3rd Place 20%, 4th Place 10%,

      5th - 7th Place 5%




  • All Tournaments are subject to cancellation at Management’s discretion.
  • All rules are subject to change after the review and approval of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of
  • Chippewa Indians Gaming Commission.
  • Employees are not eligible
  • Must be 19 years of age or older to participate.
  • Free entry is taxable if you are sharing any part of a prize pool in the tournament.

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