Match Play 21 - Free Blackjack Games
Match Play 21 Instructions
Match Play 21 is basically the same as Spanish 21. The rules are almost identical. The first thing you need to know is that the four 10's have been removed from the deck.
Also, a player's 21 will always win. Once you receive 21, the game is over and the dealer will not draw another card. One weird thing about this game is that you need to Stand when you have a Blackjack.
You can Surrender at any time during the hand. You can double down once anytime during the hand. After you double down, you will be given the choice to Stand or Surrender and take half of your wager back. The dealer will Hit on Soft 17.
There is no bonus bet like some of the other games. But, there is a bonus that you can receive when playing out your hand. You can win a 3 to 2 payout for receiving a 5-card 21, any 6-7-8, or any 7-7-7.
You can win a 2 to 1 payout on your bet if you receive a 6-card 21, 6-7-8 Suited, or 7-7-7 Suited. You can win a 3 to 1 payout if you receive a 6-7-8 of Spades, a 7-7-7 or Spades, or a 7+ card 21.
You will get a 40 to 1 payout on your bet if you receive a Match Play 21. To get a Match Play 21, you must have three 7 cards of the same suit and the dealer's face up card must also be a 7 card. The Bonus Hands do not apply when doubling or splitting!
The Spanish Blackjack strategy card to the right is courtesy of BlackjackStrategyCards.com.
In addition to that strategy, you should also be aware of the Bonus hands. If you ever receive 13, 14 or 15 that consists of two 7's, a 6 and a 7, a 7 and an 8 or a 6 and an 8, you should always Hit so that you have a chance to receive the bonus if you get 21.
As for the Multi-card 21 bonuses, I would only suggest going for them if you have a Soft total (with an Ace), have an 11 point total, or have less than 17 against a good card for the dealer. In order to get the 7+ card 21, you are going to need just about all Aces, 2s and 3s.