# Frequent question: What does the 21 3 mean in blackjack?

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The “21 + 3” blackjack side bet is based on examining the player’s two cards and the dealer’s up-card. If the three cards form a flush, straight, three-of-a-kind or straight flush, the player wins.

## What is a 21 3 side bet?

21 + 3 is a fun, exciting variation of the standard casino game of blackjack. After making a wager on the blackjack hand, you may make a side wager that is based on a 3 card poker hand. The side wager is a bet that your original two cards combined with the dealer’s up card will combine for a winning poker hand.

## What does 21 mean in blackjack?

If the dealer goes over 21, the dealer pays each player who has stood the amount of that player’s bet. If the dealer stands at 21 or less, the dealer pays the bet of any player having a higher total (not exceeding 21) and collects the bet of any player having a lower total.

## What is a flush in blackjack?

• FLUSH: Three cards of the same suit not being a straight flush. TOP 3. • This wager is that the player’s first two cards combined with the Dealer’s first card forms a Three Card Poker hand of a Three of a Kind or better.

## Can you go over 21 in Black Jack?

If you go over 21 you bust, and the dealer wins regardless of the dealer’s hand. If you are dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you got a blackjack. Blackjack usually means you win 1.5 the amount of your bet.

## What is Lucky Lucky in blackjack?

Lucky Lucky is a bonus wager for blackjack that uses the player’s first two cards combined with the dealer’s up-card (or community card), to form a three card hand. Winning hands use the ranks of 6-7-8, 7-7-7, or a three card total of 19, 20, or 21. There is no player skill required for this bet.

## When should you split in blackjack?

What Does Split Mean in Blackjack? Good Question! If you hold two cards that are the same number in your hand, like two eights or two sixes, you can split them apart and play each one like two separate hands instead of one.

## Is it illegal to count cards?

Card counting is NOT illegal under federal, state and local laws in the United States as long as players don’t use any external card-counting device or people who assist them in counting cards. In their effort to identify card counters, casinos can ban players believed to be counters — sort of.

## Do dealers stay soft 18?

Yes–that’s the right box. Dealer’s standing on soft 18, meaning dealer hits all soft 17s (H17), gives the biggest edge (0.79%) for the house against perfect basic strategy by players. That’s why so many casinos changed their rules from S17 (casino stands on soft 17) to H17.

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## Is two aces a blackjack?

A pair of aces gives the blackjack player a starting hand value of either a 2 or a soft 12 which is a problematic starting hand in either case. … As a general rule, a ten on a split ace (or vice versa) is not considered a natural blackjack and does not get any bonus.

## What are the odds of getting a straight flush in blackjack?

21+3 Blackjack Payouts

Flush, 5/1. Straight, 10/1. Three of a kind, 30/1. Straight flush, 40/1.

## Do you hit 13 against a 2?

Basic strategy recommends standing on hard 13 against upcards 2 through 6 because these put the dealer in a breaking position. Conversely, the optimal approach for hard 13 when the dealer shows cards 7 through Ace is to take a hit.

## What are the rules of 21?

The goal of 21 is to amount your card values as near to 21 as possible without exceeding or ‘busting’ it. Moreover, you have to beat whatever hand both the dealer and other players have drawn; if they have 20 and you have 19, you lose the hand.