In the new-fangled card game Quick Seven, the gameplay is similar to that of blackjack, but the rules get interesting after the deal. The basics are as follows.
The objective is to get a hand with a value as seven points as possible without going over. In terms of scoring, numbered cards keep their face value, while jack through ace are all worth one point apiece. Dealer stands on five or higher.
And here’s where the deviation begins. Upon receiving an 8, 9 or 10 on the first card, player or dealer automatically has this discarded and gets another card.
One discard is always possible after any number of cards. With a “quick seven,” i.e. a 7 on the first card you may challenge the dealer; this simply doubles your bet before the dealer's hand is formed.
When the player receives a “dealt bust,” i.e. two consecutive 8, 9 or 10 cards, he/she may place a “hazard bet”: Double your wager to bet that the dealer busts.