State gaming authorities will conduct a 270-day period starting July 25 at the ACH Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. If approved, the property will become the first Atlantic City casino to offer the game.
The game is a variation of the standard game of blackjack, but new strategic options are offered to the players. Before players receive their initial two cards they are allowed to wager during three different opportunities in separate stages. In the first stage, players place their initial wager prior to cards being dealt, which is just like regular blackjack. On the second stage, players receive their first card and are also allowed to place their second wager. The third attack occurs when the dealer’s first card is placed face up, which also allows players to make a third wager. Doubling down and splitting rules still apply to this version of Blackjack, but there is a slight change. A player of this game automatically wins if their hand equals 21 or their hand consists of six cards that do not surpass the value of 21, which is referred to as the ‘Six Card Charlie.’
Triple Attack Blackjack was first unveiled in February 2010 by Nevada based Galaxy Gaming. Since then, the game has already been introduced in other cities, including Las Vegas. Now the game will need regulatory approval in Atlantic City after the testing phase is completed, said Lisa Spengler, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.