Blackjack 21 Duel takes a standard blackjack game and adds an additional twist with the use of two community cards.
Played with six decks of cards, Playtechs Blackjack 21 Duel uses the same principle of regular blackjack, with the object of beating the dealer by getting as close to 21 as possible without going ‘bust’. Unlike regular blackjack, 21 Duel doesn’t have a ‘blackjack’ win for ace and ten, instead this is treated the same as any other value adding up to 21, so although a good hand, the dealer may still manage to match it with an accumulation of cards.
The lack of a ‘blackjack’ hand is the only real downside to Blackjack 21 Duel, and this missing feature is made up
You can play Blackjack 21 Duel with up to three hands, with all of the cards dealt from six decks of cards. To place your bet, left click on the spot or spots you would like to play on. Each left click will increase your bet, with the right click decreasing your stake. In most casinos the maximum bet will be £500 per hand, with a minimum of £1 so there is a fair range to suit most people’s budgets, and these values can of course be multiplied three times.
As well as the standard bet, there is an optional side bet known as 2 Up. This has a maximum limit of 1/5 the maximum stake of the main hand. To place a stake on the side bet, click on the appropriate position next to your main hand.
Once you are happy with your bets, click ‘deal’. You will be dealt two cards, one face up, one face down. The dealer will be dealt two cards, both facing down. A further two cards will be dealt face up in the centre of the table, these are the community cards and can be used by the player and the dealer.
Now the fun part of Blackjack 21 Duel begins. You can use either of the two community cards to help you with your cards. For example, if you have a 9 showing and a community card is a 2, you may wish to use it to enhance your cards to an 11 with the hope that your face down card is a 10 to give 21.
There are many other combinations of course, and you can also ignore your face down card to continue playing with the face up card, and the one community card you selected. The dealer now gets to select one community card to try to outscore your total.
All winning hands are paid at 1/1 i.e. double your money.
Blackjack 21 Duel is a fun twist on standard blackjack and is playable at the new Sky Casino.