The 21+3 game of blackjack is a great way to play both three card poker and blackjack at the same time. You can also increase the excitement by earning bonus payments on side bets.
21+3 Blackjack – Introduction
This game has put together the two most popular games played in casinos around the world – Three Card Poker and Blackjack. These are combined into an experience which is extremely enjoyable. This is a very easy to play and enjoyable game. You don’t need to use any special poker skills to earn huge rewards.
Playing 21+3 Blackjack
It’s very simple for anyone to play 21+3 blackjack. The object of the game is to try and beat the dealer by getting a total value of your hand as close to 21 as possible without going over. If you go over 21 points then this will result in a bust hand which will cause you to lose the game. It’s also possible to try and win money by making three card side bets; this pays out depending on the first two cards, and the up card of the dealer.
To start playing you will need to place a bet. To do this you need to place a blackjack bet. However, it is optional whether you want to place a 3 card poker bet.
Once your bets have been placed you can then start play by clicking on the deal button.
When you click deal you will be given two cards. The dealer will also be given two cards, but only one of these will be face up. If you decided to make a 3 card poker bet then the three cards will be observed. If they are a winning set of cards then you will be paid. The amount of reward will depend on the values of the three cards.
Playing a Hand of 21 + 3 Blackjack
Playing blackjack is very easy; you will first need to know the values of the cards. All of the picture cards in the deck are worth ten points each and aces are worth 1 or 11 points. All of the other cards in the deck are taken at face value. If the value of the first two cards is 21 then this is blackjack, this can be done by getting a card with a value of 10 and an ace.
If the visible card of the dealers hand is an ace then you will be able to consider taking out an insurance bet. An insurance bet costs half of the main stake. If you take the option of insurance and the dealer does have blackjack then you will receive a 2:1 payout. However, if the dealer doesn’t have blackjack then the insurance bet will be lost.
If both of your cards total 21 then you are a blackjack winner. The only way you can’t win is if the dealer also has blackjack. In the case of a tie, the bets will be returned.
If you don’t have blackjack then you can improve your hand by continuing to play normally. You can choose to add more cards by clicking hit; this will deal new cards to you from the deck. You can continue to click this until you reach 21, over 21 (bust), or you decide to stand.
If you bust (over 21) then you will lose your bet and game play will stop.
If you want to stick at the same value then you can click stand. This will mean that no further cards are added.
If both of the two cards you are first dealt are the same value then you can click split. Splitting will create two new hands from the individual cards. If a split hand totals 21 then this does not count as blackjack. It’s also possible to re-split the hands once more.
Double down can be used on the first two cards that you are dealt. This will double the bet that you originally placed and also mean that you can only receive one more card.
The value of the cards will be automatically calculated by the software and displayed next to the cards. When new cards are dealt the totals will automatically increase to show this. If an ace is counted as 11 then this will be a soft score, for example an ace and a 5 would be a soft 16.
Once you have finished playing your hand, the dealer will be able to play. The scores of both yours and the dealer’s hands can then be compared.
If the dealer has blackjack and you don’t then you will lose the game and all bets placed. If you do have blackjack then the game is tied and the bets will be returned.
If the value of the dealer’s cards is less than 16 then they must continue drawing extra cards from the deck in order. This needs to continue until the value is at least 17. If the dealer busts then you will win automatically. Otherwise the score will be compared against your score which will mean that the player with the highest score will win.
21+3 Blackjack – Three Card Poker Pays
If you decide to play an optional bet on the 3 card poker side bet then the result will depend on the dealer’s visible card and your first two cards.
If the three cards are all the same suit then this is know as a flush.
This is where all of the cards are one after the other and in the same suit. This could be 5, 6, and 7 of Diamonds for example.
Three of a Kind:
This is where you have three cards which are the same rank, but different suits. You could have 5 of diamonds, 5 of clubs and 5 of hearts for example, or King of hearts, King of Diamonds and King of Clubs.
Straight is where there are three cards which have a consecutive rank. In this case the Ace can be high or low. For example Queen, King, Ace, or Ace, Two, Three.
21+3 Blackjack – How to Bet
Betting to play the game is very easy. You should start by selecting the chip value from the bottom of the playing window. The chip you click will light up and appear higher than the others. Then click on the table to place the bet. Each time you click on the table, the same value chip will be put down.
The bet must be within the limits of the table. It must be higher than the minimum, but lower than the maximum.
Start the game using the deal button.
After play you can quickly bet and play again by clicking the Re-bet and deal button. This will place the same bet as last time and start the game in a single click. If you don’t have enough credits then this option won’t be available.
You can also use the Re-bet button if you want to adjust the bet before starting to play. This will also re-bet the three card poker side bet.
The double bet button can be used to double the bet that you have placed. Every time you click on this, the bet will raise by double. This won’t be available if doubling the bet would cause you to exceed the limits, or you don’t have enough money deposited to play.
Removing bets is simply a case of clicking clear to remove them all, or holding shift and clicking individual chips to remove.
21+3 Blackjack – Turbo Speed
If you want to speed up play and reduce the number of animations then you can click the turbo button. This will remove animations such as the cards being dealt. This does not do anything to change the way the game is played.
21+3 Blackjack – Player Rules Explained
A blackjack is when the player gets 21 points with their first 2 cards dealt. This will pay out 3:2 as long as the dealer doesn’t also have blackjack. Blackjack does not count on split cards.
The player may choose to double down on two cards.
Players are permitted to resplit the cards once more. And players can also double down on split cards.
Aces are treated exactly the same as any other split card
Up to eight cards can be drawn per hand. If the value of an 8 card hand is still under 21 then this will beat anything the dealer has except for blackjack.
21+3 Blackjack – Dealer Rules Explained
The dealer must continue drawing new cards if their cards are 16 or less. If they are over 17 then they must stand
The players can accept insurance bets if the dealer’s card is an ace. This will pay out 2:1 should the dealer actually have blackjack
21+3 Blackjack – General Rules
Six packs of standard cards are used. These are shuffled before play starts.
Any technical difficulties will result in play and bets being cancelled.