Game Overview

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 burn card that is face down, 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 points. Each hand plays only against the Dealer (i.e. the house), 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.

Game Rules

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 played. If the total of your cards exceeds 21, you bust and lose your play. 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:

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 play an additional half of your original play in order to use the burn card. If you receive the Ace of Spades as your burn card, you receive 7 to 1 for your burn play and 2 to 1 for any other Ace. All other cards result in the Player losing the burn card play.

Playing Limits

The minimum play in Blackjack is one credit, and the maximum play is 100 credits per hand.

Player Options

Split

If your first two cards are of the same value, you may split them into two separate hands, placing a second play 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.

Double Down

When you have been dealt two cards totaling 10 or 11, you can double down using the DOUBLE button. Your play is doubled, and you receive exactly one additional card.

Insurance

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 get insurance against the Dealer at half your initial play. If the Dealer does have Blackjack, the insurance is 2 to 1, corresponding to the amount of your initial play. If you have received insurance, and the Dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose your insurance play. Your initial play 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 get 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.

Placing a Play:

To place a play, select a credit denomination from the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Once selected, click on the desired play marker on the table to place a play. Continue to click on the play markers to increase your play.

Removing a Play:

To remove a single credit, hold down a SHIFT button and click to remove it. To remove an entire stack of credits, hold down CNTRL and click on the stack you wish to remove.

Playing Tips:

To increase the game size, please click the edge of your browser window. This will increase the game size to fit in the resized window. To play at near-fullscreen, click the small expand icon located on the top right-hand corner of your browser window. To increase or decrease the speed of the card dealing animations, use the small > >> >>> controls at the bottom right-hand corner of the game. This will change the speed of the dealing animations.