Super Fun 21 Blackjack is a variant of the classic game of blackjack, but with new twists and rules that came about from the game’s evolvement to the internet. It is obvious that Super Fun 21 is based on the traditional game of blackjack because of some of the similar rules that they share.
However, Super Fun 21 includes exciting new rules that provide online players with hours of fun. Some of the variations to the rules include the players winning double their money on hands that total 21 consisting of five cards or more, as well as the player’s blackjack always winning.
The house edge for this game, depending on which casino the game is played at, and also on the strategy used by the player, varies between 1.16% and 1.40%.
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- Going Bust - Means that your hand has gone over the 21 limit and your hand is lost. The dealer’s hand can also go bust.
- Double Down - Means that you double your wager, waiving the right to hit again and only getting one more card in the game.
- Hit - Means that you request a new card from the dealer.
- Soft - When the ace is used as an 11 and not as a 1.
- Split - Creating another hand by splitting two cards that consist of the same face value.
- Stand - The decision not to hit and therefore reaching the stage of the game where the player’s hand is compared to the dealer’s and a decision is made regarding the winner.
- Super Fun 21 is an American hole card game that is played with one regular deck of 52 cards.
- The player places a bet and is then dealt two cards face up.
- The dealer is dealt a hole card and an up card.
- The dealer is allowed to peek at the card if the up card is an ace or a ten-value card.
- In Super Fun 21, the dealer must hit on a soft 17.
- The player has the right to split up to three times in the game and may double down after splitting. Some variations of Super Fun 21 allow resplitting of up to four hands.
- Players can also split non-identical 10 value cards, and aces can be split more than once.
- If the player feels that he is not going to win his hand, he can surrender half his initial bet and stop the game. This is called a surrender bet and can be done even if the player has hit, split or doubled down in the game already.
- As an alternative to the traditional rules of blackjack, Super Fun 21 allows a player’s hand of six cards or more, under 20, to automatically win the game – even if the dealer has a blackjack. However, if the player has already doubled down, this rule is not applicable.
- If a player’s hand contains five cards or more totaling 21, he is paid out 2:1.
- A blackjack consisting of a suit of diamonds (ie. the Diamond Blackjack) also pays out 2:1.
- Although traditional blackjack pays out 3:2 on non-diamond blackjacks, Super Fun 21 blackjack only pays out even money on this combination (as a means to bring the house edge up a bit).
- The player’s blackjack always wins over the dealer’s blackjack in this game.
When should the player double down? Players should double on 9 against the numbers 2 through to six; and on 10 and 11 against all the cards. Should the dealer have an 8, 9, 10 or ace, the player should surrender when doubling down if the player has 16 or below. If the dealer has an ace, the player should surrender with 17. Exceptions to the above include:
- 3 card nine against 2
- 4 card nine against 3 or 4
- 3 card ten against 10
- 4 card 10 against all cards
- 4 card 11 against all up cards
Surrender should not be considered unless the player has four or more cards, (15 against an ace and 16 against an ace or a ten). However, when the player has a hard seventeen against an ace, he should surrender.
The online casino industry has enabled some of the more classic games such as blackjack to introduce fun, new varieties of the same game to sites. These games – with their relaxed rules and interesting elements – are a popular choice among online blackjack players, with Super Fun 21 being one of the most sought-after variants of blackjack out of them all.
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