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Perhaps the most popular casino table game is Blackjack. The object is to draw cards closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s cards without exceeding 21.

  1. To play, you place a bet on the table in the betting circle in front of you.
  2. Two cards will be dealt to you both face up and two cards to the dealer; one face up and one face down.
  3. The dealer then proceeds left to right around the table, announcing card point totals.
  4. Any card from 2 to 10 counts at face value; Jacks, Queens and Kings are counted as 10; and the Ace is counted as 11 unless that would produce a point total in excess of 21, in which case it is then counted as 1. Players are responsible for correctly computing their card point totals.
  5. If the first two cards dealt to you total 21, the dealer announces that you have a Blackjack; if the dealer has an “up card” of 2 through 9, you win immediately and the dealer pays your bet based on posted limits and removes your cards.
  6. If you have a Blackjack and the dealer’s up card is a 10 or Ace, you must wait until the dealer reveals their hole card. If the dealer’s hole card and up card do not equal 21 or if the dealer has a total of 21 in more than 2 cards, you win. The dealer then pays your bet based on posted limits and removes your cards.


Splitting Pairs: If a player’s first two cards dealt are the same value, the player may split them into two hands. The exception is a player may not split 10s or face cards. To split, the player places a wager equal to their initial wager. The dealer completes the first hand then progresses to the second hand. When splitting Aces, players receive only one card on each hand. If the dealer has a Blackjack, you only lose your original bet. In split hands, an Ace and a ten equal 21, not a Blackjack.


Re-Splitting Pairs: If after splitting the player receives another card of the same value, the player may split again. The exception is Aces may only be split once. A player must bet the exact amount of their original bet for each additional bet. If the dealer has a Blackjack, you only lose your original bet.

Doubling Down: After two cards have been dealt to the player, or after being dealt the second card on a split, players may make an additional wager less than or equal to their original bet. This is called “Doubling Down.” The exception is players may not Double Down when their first two cards total 21. Double Down hands may only draw one additional card. If the dealer has a Blackjack, the players only lose their original bet.

Insurance: Insurance is an extra bet that can be made only when the dealer has an Ace as the up card. In order to play the insurance bet, you may wager up to half your original bet. If the dealer has Blackjack, the insurance bet pays 2 to 1.

If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insured wager loses and the game continues as usual. An insurance bet is placed immediately after you receive your first two cards.

Even Money: If the player has a Blackjack and the dealer’s face up card is an Ace, the player may request to accept “Even Money” for his Blackjack, which is accepting an Even Money payoff in lieu of taking insurance. Players must decide to take Even Money before the dealer determines whether the dealer’s hand is a Blackjack. If the player accepts Even Money, the player’s Blackjack shall be paid Even Money regardless of whether the dealer has a Blackjack or not.

Surrender: After receiving their two original cards, a player may elect to discontinue play of that hand for that round and surrender one half of their wager. If the dealer has a Blackjack, the player shall lose the entire wager.

Match The Dealer (MTD): Players may bet that either or both of their initial two cards will match the dealer’s exposed card(s) on tables designated with the “Match the Dealer” option and logo. MTD is an additional bet players can make after they have made a regular wager and is paid as a fixed payout.

Payoff amounts for Match the Dealer are as follows:

1 Non-suited match | Pays 4 to 1

2 Non-suited matches | Pays 8 to 1

1 Suited match | Pays 11 to 1

1 Non-suited & 1 Suited match | Pays 15 to 1

2 Suited matches | Pays 22 to 1

Table Options

No Mid-Shoe Entry: Mohegan Sun also offers a “No Mid-Shoe Entry” option whereby a player arriving during a round of play must wait until that shoe is completed before joining the game.

Optional Bets

Super 4 Progressive Jackpot: An optional bet can be made on the Super 4 Progressive Jackpot. A player may play this by placing an additional $5 bet on the table. If the player chooses to participate in the Progressive wager, they place a five dollar chip in the designated area of the table to indicate their choice to compete for the Super 4 Progressive Jackpot. This will enable the player to win the Super 4 Progressive Jackpot amount on the progressive meter regardless of the outcome of the dealer’s hand.

Progressive Jackpot payouts are as follows:

Royal Flush in Diamonds | 100% of meter 1

Royal Flush (hearts, spades or clubs) | 100% of meter 2

Three-of-a-Kind | 100% of meter 3

Straight Flush | 100% of meter 4

Must Hit | 100% of meter 5

Flush | $300

Two Pair | $200

All Cards Same Color Pair | $100

Any Hand (nothing) | $25

Dealer Ace Up (No Blackjack) | $10

Dealer Controlled Electronic Table Games

Mohegan Sun offers $5 Blackjack in Dealer Controlled Electronic Table Games.