How To Play
In many respects Blackjack Super 21 follows the standard Blackjack rules. The game is played with six decks of cards and the aim of the game is build a hand that has a value as close to 21 as possible but without exceeding 21, which is called going bust. If your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is then you have won.
In Blackjack Super 21 the numbered cards are worth their face values, the face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth 10, and Aces are worth 1 or 11. This means that you can make 21 with just two cards, a ten card and an Ace. This is called Blackjack and it is the strongest possible hand.
At the start of a round, you need to bet on the hand positions that you wish to play. You can play from one to five hands per round. After placing your bets click on ‘Deal’ to receive your first two face up cards to each hand position. At the same time, the dealer receives one face up card and one face down.
Blackjack Super 21 gives you the standard three options for your hands, ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. Choosing ‘Hit’ will deal another card to the hand, if this card doesn’t send you bust then you will have the chance to Hit again. Choosing ‘Stand’ leaves the hand as it is and allows play to move on. You should choose ‘Double’ if you think that one more card will allow you to beat the dealer. You will receive one more card to that hand and the game then moves on to the next hand or dealer.
The dealer will always draw cards until his hand is worth at least 16 and he will then stand as soon as the hand is worth 17 or more. All winning are paid at 1:1, including Blackjack, but a player Blackjack will beat a dealer Blackjack. Otherwise, if your hands are worth the same then the bet is returned as a push.
Blackjack Super 21 has a number of special features, but the one unique to the game is the 6 Card Charlie rule. If you draw a six card hand that is worth 20 or less then you will automatically win even money on your bet. If you have a six card hand that is worth exactly 21 then you automatically win at 2:1 on your bet. In both instances, you will win regardless of the dealer’s hand.
Another feature special to Blackjack Super 21 is the ability to Surrender hands. If you think that your hand won’t win then you can abandon it and receive half of your bet back, even after doubling. Simply click on the ‘Surrender’ button.
If your first two cards have the same value, for example two 9s, you can split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You can then draw additional cards to each hand, thereby giving you an extra chance of beating the dealer. If you have split Aces then only one card is drawn to each hand. If a split hand has an ace and a ten-value card then it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.
If the dealer’s face up card is an Ace then you can take out Insurance against him having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your original bet and if the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid at 2:1 on the insurance, thereby ensuring that you do not lose the original bet.