21 Duel Blackjack Card Game
21 Duel Blackjack is a card game, played with 6 decks. The object of the game is to have a point total higher than the dealer, but no higher than 21. Card values are similar to Blackjack: number cards count at face value, picture cards are worth 10 points, and the Ace is worth 1 point or 11 points. However, unlike Blackjack, all hands with a total of 21 are equal (Ace and Ten is the same as a three-card 21).
To play the game:
Click on chips to select a value and click on the area marked ANTE to place a chip of that value. Every left-click increases your bet amount, every right-click decreases it.
Because this game may require you to place an additional bet at some point, your balance should include enough money to cover that bet. The additional bet is the same size as your ante bet. If your balance is not high enough, you will get a warning.
You can also place a side bet by clicking on the area marked 2 UP. This bet is not mandatory. See below for an explanation.
Click the Deal button. You will be dealt two cards, one face up and one face down. The dealer will be dealt two cards face down. Two more cards will be dealt face up in the middle of the table. These are the communal cards Ė they are used in both your hand and the dealerís hand.
You now have the following options:
Fold Ė end the round and lose your ante bet. If you placed a 2 Up sidebet and won, you will still get your winnings.
Left card/Right card Ė select one of the two communal cards to use with your face-up card. Click on the corresponding button, or on one of the communal cards themselves. Please note that you will need to place an additional bet to keep playing.
The point total of your face-up card and the chosen communal card is shown.
You now have the following options:
Hit Ė open your face-down card and add it to the hand. If your point total goes over 21, you lose the round instantly.
Stand Ė discard your face-down card and keep playing with only two cards. This option is also chosen automatically if the two cards make up a total of 21 points.
The dealer reveals one card and chooses a communal card. The dealerís communal card is chosen according to a strict set of rules, explained below.
If the dealerís point total is higher than 12 and higher than yours, you lose both bets.
If your point total is higher than the dealerís, you win 1:1 on both bets.
If the dealerís point total is lower than 13 he does not qualify. You win 1:1 on your Ante bet and push on the additional bet, even if your point total is lower than the dealerís.
If the point totals are equal, itís a push and your bets are returned to you.
If you want to play another round, press New Game. Then place a bet as described above and click the Deal button, or click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round.
After the player has made his choice, the dealer reveals first of his face-down cards, and chooses a communal card. When choosing the communal card, the dealer must create the best possible hand according to the House Way. The table below shows the possible hands. Better hands are on top, and the dealer must choose the first one possible.
2-Card Score Hand Composition
- 21 - Ace and any 10
- 20 - A-9 and 10-10
- 19 - A-8 and 10-9
- 18 -9-9, 10-8, A-7
- 17 -9-8, 10-7, A-6
- 16 - 9-7, 8-8, 10-6 / Soft 16 - A-5
- 15 - 9-6, 8-7, 10-5 / Soft 15 - A-4
- 14 - 9-5, 8-6, 7-7, 10-4 / Soft 14 - A-3
- 13 - 9-4, 8-5, 7-6, 10-3 / Soft 13 - A-2
- 12 - 9-3, 8-4, 7-5, 6-6, 10-2 / Soft 12 - A-A
- 11 - 9-2, 8-3, 7-4, 6-5
- 10 - 8-2, 7-3, 6-4, 5-5
- 9 - 7-2, 6-3, 5-4
- 8 - 2-6, 3-5, 4-4
- 7 - 2-5, 3-4
- 6 - 2-4, 3-3
- 5 - 2-3
- 4 - 2-2
The dealer must always hit on 16 or lower, and stand on 17. If the dealer hits, his second face-down card is revealed. Its point value is added to the hand total.
If the dealerís hand is worth less than 13 points, the dealer doesnít qualify and you win the round, even if your point total is lower than the dealerís. In this case, you win even money on your Ante bet, and push on the 2nd bet.
2 Up Bet:
This is a side bet on the first three cards to be shown on the table (your face-up card and the two communal cards). If these cards contain any pair, you win 3:1 on your bet. If the three cards make up 3 of a Kind, you win 20:1 on your bet.
You can also play this game in Multihand mode. Select ď 3 handĒ in the casino lobby when starting the game. You can play with up to three hands simultaneously. Place bets by clicking on the different bet areas. You can play one hand only if you wish, or any number of hands up to three. Every hand may have a different bet amount.
Multiplayer and Private Group Modes:
In Multiplayer and Private Group Modes, several players sit at the same table. To join a Private Group, you need to know its name.
Keep in mind that:
After a period of inactivity the player will see a 15 second countdown. If the player has not made his decision when the countdown is over, he will automatically stand (or skip a deal).
If a player is disconnected from the Internet during a game, he will be removed from the table. Once that player logs back in, he will be taken to a single-player version of the game with his last hand dealt to him, so he can finish his game.
Deal the cards.
End the round and lose your Ante bet.
Place a second bet and use the left communal card for your hand.
Place a second bet and use the right communal card for your hand.
Open your face-down card and add it to your hand.
Play against the dealer with only your face-up card and chosen communal card.
Start a new game round.
Place the same bet as in the previous round and deal the cards.