BLACKJACK CHALLENGE

Tournament Schedule

Tournament Round Date Time
Qualifying Round 11 to 18 Nov 2018 2 PM of 11 Nov to
5 PM of 18 Nov
Semi-Final Round Heat 1 18 Nov 2018 630 PM
Semi-Final Round Heat 2 18 Nov 2018 730 PM
Final Round 18 Nov 2018 830 PM

Tournament Mechanics

Qualifying Round
  1. Unless otherwise stated, Okada Manila’s standard rules of Blackjack shall apply.
  2. For Qualifying round tournament purposes, cash chips will be exchanged with color chips in order to identify the participants.
  3. All participants must buy-in an initial capital of P25,000.
  4. Each participant are required to play twenty one (21) deals to be a part of the leaderboard.
  5. A flipchart will be used to track the number of deals played from the 1st to the 21st deal.
  6. Flipchart has a number of 1 to 99.
  7. Four (4) blackjack tables will be used for this round. These tables will be provided with color chips.
  8. Each color chips sets shall bear different emblems or marks to identify the set being used on each blackjack tables. Each set shall have a maximum of 8 (eight) different colors.
  9. Each color chips set shall only be used for gaming at the designated blackjack table where it was issued. These color chip sets will not be accepted at any other gaming tables in the casino.
  10. The value of the color chip set will follow the table minimum. Limits shall be set in accordance with PAGCOR’s approved Blackjack limits.
  11. One (1) set of color chips will be assigned for each participant.
  12. One (1) set of color chip will be assigned as a communal color with ½ value. This can be used as pay and take for blackjack and surrender.
  13. All payment will be in color chips except for cases wherein there is no more available color chips, cash chips will be used. This will be recorded by the Pit Supervisor for tracking.
  14. Only color chips will be accepted as wager on all betting areas except for the progressive jackpot betting slot. The minimum bet for “Pair” will be the same with that of the “main bet” table minimum.
  15. Progressive jackpot bets are allowed, but, bets should not be taken from the buy-in or color chips. A Pit Supervisor will record any jackpots won by the players and such winnings will not be included in the final chip count.
  16. At the conclusion of each session, which consist of twenty one (21) deals, the dealer will count the remaining color chips and change to cash chips upon confirmation by the Pit Supervisor. All remaining chip count will be recorded in the leaderboard.
  17. The Top 12 scoring Reward Circle members, as displayed on the Leaderboards, who played at designated Blackjack tables in High Limit area from 11 to 18 November 2018 are qualified to enter the Semi-Final Round.
  18. The Top 12 scoring Reward Circle members will be informed by Casino Marketing Hosts that they are qualified to enter the semi-final round and the schedule for the registration on the said round. Qualified members will be given a schedule card with the date and time prior to the tournament. Qualified members will be required to sign the said schedule card as a form of acknowledgment of their given tournament schedule.
Semi-Final Round
  1. Registration will start at thirty (30) minutes before the tournament time.
  2. The qualified participants must present their Reward Circle membership card at the registration counter.
  3. Upon registration, they will be provided with their table and seat numbers.
  4. Gate will open by 15 minutes before the tournament time and close by 7:00 PM for Heat 1 and 8:00 PM for Heat 2.
  5. There will only be one (1) gaming table with a maximum of six (6) participants per table for this round.
  6. All participants must present their registration card together with their Reward Circle membership card to the dealer.
  7. All participants will receive an initial capital of Php 100,000 tournament chips.
  8. Participants will roll a die to determine who will be the first to bet and receive the first card of the hand.
  9. They have fifteen (15) deals to play.
  10. They must bet at least the requirement table minimum limits every deal. Skip betting is not allowed.
  11. If in case a participant needs to leave the table, a minimum bet will be automatically placed on his box and cards will be drawn to the hand until the participant has a minimum total of twelve (12). No more cards will be drawn after this total is reached.
  12. Each participant can only bet on their own box. No side betting is allowed.
  13. Chip counting will be done immediately after the following hand/deal:
    1. 10th hand/deal
    2. 14th hand/deal
    3. Final chip count after 15th hand/deal
  14. The top three (3) winners from each table will advance to the Final Round.
Final Round
  1. Registration for the final round will start at 8:30 PM.
  2. Gate will open by 8:45PM and close by 9:00 PM.
  3. There will only be one (1) gaming table with a maximum of six (6) participants for this round.
  4. All participants must present their registration card together with their Reward Circle membership card to the dealer.
  5. All participants will receive an initial capital of Php 100,000 tournament chips.
  6. Participants will roll a die to determine who will be the first to bet and receive the first card of the hand.
  7. They have fifteen (15) hands to play.
  8. They must bet at least the requirement table minimum limits every deal. Skip betting is not allowed.
  9. If in case a participant needs to leave the table, a minimum bet will be atuomatically placed on his box and cards will be drawn to the hand until the participant has a minimum total of twelve (12). No more cards will be drawn after this total is reached.
  10. Each participant can only bet on their own box. No side betting is allowed.
  11. Chip counting will be done immediately after the following hand/deal:
    1. 10th hand/deal
    2. 14th hand/deal
    3. Final chip count after 15th hand/deal
  12. All six (6) finalists will receive prizes (refer to Prizes section for the Prize Breakdown).


Reward Circle terms and conditions apply.