21: Match Play Online Blackjack by Real Time Gaming
When it comes to casino games, online blackjack is certainly one of the most popular games at most online casinos. There are many versions of blackjack found online including pontoon, classic blackjack and 21. One of the more unique versions of the game is 21: Match Play. Powered by Real Time Gaming, this online blackjack card game is played with eight decks of cards where all of the 10’s have been removed. In the notes below, we are going to look at how the game works and how to get started playing online.
Blackjack with a Twist
The basic setup for 21: Match Play is similar to most online blackjack games. The game consists of a single blackjack table with a single betting area in the middle of the table. The dealer sits at the top of the table while the player is situated at the bottom. The player’s chips are on the right hand bottom of the screen with the various game buttons below. The game begins with the player placing their bet. This can be done by clicking on the chips and then placing then on the betting area in the centre of the table.
How the Game Works
In 21: Match Play, once the player has placed their bet, they can then click on the deal button. The dealer will then deal the player 2 cards face up and himself two cards face down. The object of the game remains that same, to beat the dealer’s hand and get as close to 21 points without going over 21. The biggest difference with this game is the fact that the 8 decks have had all the 10’s removed. This means that it is more likely to achieve 21 points with a higher number of cards.
The Surrendering Option
In 21: Match Play, if the dealer’s up facing card is an ace, the player has the option of surrendering their bet at half the wager amount. Once the cards are dealt, the player can choose to stick, hit, split our double down. If the player has a high scoring hand, they can choose to stick and see if the dealer can beat their hand. If a player has a low scoring hand, they hit and request an additional card. If a player is dealt a pair, they can split their hand into two separate hands. A player can also double down – Request an additional card and double the bet.
Match 21 Payouts
The game of 21: Match Play gets its name from the match play payout. This is when a player gets a suited three card hand of trip sevens with the dealer’s up facing card also being a 7. The payout for this unlikely hand is a massive 40:1. The second highest payout in the game is 3:1 and this is paid out for any 7 card 21, a triple seven of spades or a 6, 7 and 8 of spades. A payout of 2:1 is given a suited triple seven, a suited 6, 7 and 8 as well as a 6 card 21. A payout of 3:2 is given for blackjack, any triple seven or any 6, 7 and 8 combinations.