21 Duel Blackjack is a fairly new iteration of the classic game of Blackjack. In this version both the player and dealer make use of community cards, but the aim of the game is still to beat the dealer by gaining a hand as close to 21 as possible.
Gameplay is further enhanced by a side bet feature. This allows you to place an additional wager that is applied to your first 2 cards and the community card. If you manage to gain a pair you'll receive a 3 to 1 return. Other side bet prizes include a 20 to 1 return for 3 of a kind and sizeable returns for other hands as well (see the pay table).
How to Play 21 Duel Blackjack
The aim of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible without going bust. As with regular blackjack face cards count as 10 whilst aces count as 11 or 1.
You will initially need to choose a bet from the chips located in the bottom left hand corner. After this you will be dealt 2 cards, one of which is face down. Two community cards will be placed in the middle of the table. You must then decide whether to fold or choose two cards to proceed with (the stake is doubled if you use community cards). You can then hit to receive another card or stand to challenge the dealer.
The game ends once the dealer shows his hand. The hand closest to totalling 21 will win the pot.
Author: Richard Sharp