The Super 7 Side Bet and How It Worked
Because to the numerous various jurisdictions and the newness of trademarking casino games, it was sometimes referred to as Lucky 7s or Crazy Sevens rather than Super 7s, but the rules were nearly always the same.
A six-deck shoe was nearly always used to deal with Super7s.
You were a winner if your first card was a seven. You would have won a little more if your second card had been another seven, and you would have won considerably more if the dealer’s upcard had been another seven.
Then, depending on the payout table in use, you’d have seen a pretty nice payment if they were all suited.
Importantly, if the dealer has blackjack, the player is dealt a third card to finish the bet (known as a third card guarantee). If the player split sevens, the wager was placed on the following card given to the first split seven.
On a six-deck game with the Super 7s side bet, the most typical paytable was 3 to 1 for the first seven, 50 to 1 for the second seven, and 100 to 1 if they were suited. It would be 500 to 1 if the dealer turned over the third seven. And the odds would be 5,000 to 1 if all three were suitable.
Simple, straightforward, and usually always available for only one dollar.
It was a hit with the players.