Game Overview

Pirate21 is an exciting multi-hand Blackjack that allows you to play up to three simultaneous hands of Blackjack. A Dealer Match bonus side game gives you the chance to win additional credits. Each hand plays only against the Dealer (i.e. the bank), independently of other hands. Six (6) Pirate decks of cards are used to play. Your goal as the Player is to draw cards (i.e. hit) until your hand adds up to 21, or comes as close as possible without exceeding 21. If your first two cards total 21, you have Blackjack.

The Rules

If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the Dealer's, you win as much as you have played. If you have Blackjack, you win 3 to 2 times your play (assuming the Dealer does not also have Blackjack). Aces count as either 1 or 11, dressed cards as 10, and remaining cards according to their number values. If the total of your cards exceeds 21, you bust and lose your play. If you have the same card total as the Dealer, from 17 and up, no one wins and you get your stake back in a so-called push. Blackjack beats a score of 21.

A Pirate deck contains no 10s. This works against the Player with regular Blackjack rules, but Pirate21 has a lot of additional rules that favor the Player to make up for this, and a few other rules besides:

Playing Limits

The minimum play in Pirate21 is 1.00, and the maximum play is 100.00.

Match The Dealer Side Play

If either of your first two cards match the Dealer's up card, you win! In the event that both of your first two cards match the Dealer's up card, only the highest payout will be awarded. A non-suited match gives you 4 to 1 and a suited match gives you 9 to 1.

Placing a Play:

To place a play, select a point denomination from the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Once selected, click on the desired playmarker 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 on a chip 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.