21 Burn Blackjack is an exciting multi-hand Blackjack that allows you to play up to 3 simultaneous hands with a BURN card option. You are dealt a face down burn card in addition to the regular 2-card hand. You have the option of burning your second dealt card for the unseen burn card. Play then continues as normal. If you receive an Ace as your burn card, you will win additional chips.
Each hand plays only against the dealer (i.e. the bank), independently of other hands. Six (6) decks of cards are used to play. Your goal as the player is to draw cards (i.e. "hit") until your hand totals as close to 21 as possible without exceeding it. If your first two cards total 21, you have Blackjack.
Aces count as either 1 or 11, dressed cards as 10, and remaining cards according to their number values.
If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win as much as you have wagered.
If the total of your cards exceeds 21, you bust and lose your wager. If your cards total the same as the dealer's, then no one wins and you get your stake back. This is called a push. Blackjack beats a score of 21.
The Blackjack game at our Casino follows the standard Las Vegas Strip rules, with the following exceptions:
Player can DOUBLE on any first two cards
Player can only SPLIT once
Player can DOUBLE on each split
Dealer hits on soft 17A winning Blackjack pays 1:1
THE BURN CARD
The dealer deals two cards face up and one face down for each hand. You have the option of keeping the face up cards or exchanging the second card dealt for the burn card. You must wager an additional half of your original wager in order to use the burn card. If you receive the Ace of Spades (A♠) as your burn card you receive 7:1 for your burn wager and 2:1 for any other A. All other cards result in the player losing the burn card wager.
You place a bet by placing the cursor on the desired chip and clicking with the left mouse button. The wagered chip will appear in the betting box on the Blackjack table. The player can retract a bet before the game begins by clicking on the wagered chip with the right mouse button.
The minimum wager in Blackjack is 1 chip, and the maximum wager is 100 chips per hand.
If your first two cards are of the same value, you may split them into two separate hands, placing a second wager of equal value. You then proceed to draw cards as usual. However, if you split two Aces, you get only one additional card for each hand. If you split two Aces and one of your hands totals 21, this is not considered Blackjack, but 21.
When you have been dealt two cards totaling 10 or 11, you can double down using the DOUBLE button. Your wager is doubled, and you receive exactly one additional card.
Insurance is a game of its own within Blackjack, and gives you the chance to protect yourself when you believe that the dealer might have Blackjack. If the dealer's first card is an Ace, there is a chance he has a Blackjack. If you believe that the dealer's hidden card is of value 10, you may buy insurance against dealer Blackjack at the price of half your initial bet. If the dealer does have Blackjack, the insurance pays 2 to 1, corresponding to the amount of your initial bet. If you have bought insurance, and the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose your insurance bet. Your initial bet is then settled by comparing your cards with the dealer's. If the dealer is showing a face card, you do not get the option to buy insurance; if the dealer has a Blackjack in that case, then it is declared and you lose the hand. If you and the dealer each have a Blackjack, the game results in a push.
RULES FOR THE DEALER
The dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17, then stands if he has not busted. The dealer hits on soft 17 (this is when the dealer has an Ace which currently counts as 11). The dealer may not decide whether or not to draw a card based on your hand, but instead must abide by the existing dealer rules.
BASIC BLACKJACK STRATEGY
Here is a basic guideline for when to stand, hit, split, or double.
|Hit or Stand?
|Dealer's open card is:
|3, 4, 5 or 6
||11 and lower soft*17 and lower
||12 and higher soft*18 and higher
|7, 8, 9, 10, face card, or Ace
||16 and lower soft*17 and lower
||17 and higher soft*18 and higher
* An Ace can count as 1 or 11. A "soft" hand refers to a hand with an Ace that counts as 11. A "soft 17," for example, is an Ace and a 6. A player with an Ace has the advantage of being able to change the Ace's value to count as 1 when 11 would cause a bust. A hand with an Ace that counts as 1 is called a hard hand.
|If the dealer's open card is:
|2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7<
||2s, 3s, 8s and Aces
|8, 9, 10, face card, or Ace
||8s and Aces
|If your first two cards total:
||Double if the dealer's open card is:
||Anything except an Ace
||Anything except a 10, face card, or Ace
||2 to 8
||2 to 8
|7 or 8
||3 to 6
Remember that it may be risky to double down, since you receive only one additional card.