The 21 plus 3 blackjack is a variation of the very popular blackjack. This game was invented and patented by Derek J. Webb in 2000. The game is a combination of blackjack and three-card poker, in which the first 2 cards of the gamblers and the face-up of the dealer are used to combine a three-card hand.  

As stated above, this game still has something in common with the traditional blackjack, you can refer to the overview of blackjack to get an indepth look at this blackjack variants.


Gameplay and Rules

In 21 plus 3 blackjack hands, players will bet on whether the first two cards of your hand and the dealer's face-up card combine to form one of the three-card poker games below:

  • Flush - Three cards in the same suit;
  • Straight - Three cards of consecutive value, such as 2 - 3 - 4. Aces can be high or low;
  • Three of a kind - Three cards of the same denomination;
  • Straight Flush - Three cards of consecutive value in the same suit;
  • Match three types - Three cards of the same value/face and the same suit.

You bet before your hand is dealt. Usually, there will be a 21 plus 3 box on the table where bettors place their bets on the side bet.

If the first two cards plus the dealer increase card combine to deliver one of these five hands, you win the 21 + 3 blackjack bet. Otherwise, you lose your stake.

Blackjack Side Bets 21 Plus 3

One of the most appealing things about 21 plus 3 Blackjack is the side bet it allows gamblers to take. In addition to standard blackjack games and the typical payout ratio of 3 to 2 for blackjack, gamblers can get a decent bonus if they win blackjack side bets 21+3.

After players have made the main bet, you can decide the side bet, applied to the first two cards and the dealer's face-up card. If the decision is to place a 21 + 3 side bet, there will be several options that will ensure the gamblers win.

If the first two players' cards and the dealer's cards are of the same value and the same suit, you can enjoy a generous bonus of 100 to 1.

If the first hand of the players and the dealer first-hand goes to Three of a Kind but does not match, you will still be paid but the prize will be 30x the stake.

Provided that two players' cards and the dealer's face-up cards are in consecutive order and of the same suit (Straight Flush), you will be awarded a bonus of 40 to 1. If three cards are in consecutive order but there are different sets (Straight), then you will be paid 10 to 1. Finally, if three cards are of different value but have the same set (Flush), you will be entitled to pay 5 to 1.

Payout of 21 plus 3 Blackjack

The rates shown below are those used by Grosvenor Online Casino and the payout rates among other operators may vary:

  • Flush pays 5 to 1;
  • Straight pays 10 to 1;
  • Three of a kind pays 30 to 1;
  • A straight flush pays 40 to 1;
  • Match three of a kind pays 100 to 1;

Different 21 + 3 blackjack odds are tied to five different types of winning hands, relative to the probability of a player beating them. Players should carefully check the 21 + 3 blackjack odds at specific land-based or online casinos. They may differ to some extent from casino operators.

Published: 05 January 2021 09:25