21 + 3 is an optional bonus side bet that introduces an exciting element of Poker into Blackjack.
It combines the first two cards that the player receives with the dealer’s first card, to make a three card Poker hand.
At the same time as you place your standard Blackjack bet, you simply place your optional 21 + 3 wager in the betting area provided. This can be for any amount within the limits displayed at the table.
If you do not wish to place a 21 + 3 side bet then simply place your standard Blackjack bet on its own.
The dealer will tell you where to position your bets if there is more than one player on the same box.
As soon as the dealer deals the two cards to your playing position they will immediately settle any 21 + 3 side bets. You win if your two cards will make one of the following Poker hands when combined with the dealer’s first card:
|Flush||Three cards of the same suit
(e.g. 2, 4 and 9 of Spades)
|Straight||Three consecutive cards but not all
the same suit (e.g. 4 of Spades, 5 of
Diamonds and 6 of Hearts)
|Three of a kind||Three cards of the same
denomination, regardless of suit (e.g.
three 7s, three 10s etc.)
|Straight Flush||Three consecutive cards of the same
suit (e.g. 4, 5 and 6 of Hearts)
If your two cards do not make one of these Poker hands when combined with the dealer’s card, then your 21 + 3 side bet will unfortunately lose. However, the Blackjack game is unaffected and the game continues as normal once all 21 + 3 side bets have been settled.
If your two cards combined with the dealer’s card make any of the above hands you win and your 21 + 3 wager will be paid at 9 to 1.
Four Decks: 4.24%%
Six Decks: 3.23%