A game played with six decks, 21 Duel Blackjack at Slots Heaven New Zealand is an exciting and action-packed alternative to the standard game, and it’s fast becoming a favourite with our New Zealand players. Following similar rules to Blackjack Surrender, you bet on an ante and can opt in to an additional ‘2 Up’ side bet – as an added extra, the dealer has to qualify to be allowed to play! The winning hands are the same as the regular online Blackjack game, but there are more variables when you play 21 Duel Blackjack that makes this game extra fun and exciting. And as an added extra, if you sign up and play for real money with us today you can also claim a $100 (plus 200 free spins) Welcome Bonus – this gives you 100% more bankroll to use on your favourite online casino games, before you even start to play!
Start by placing your 21 Duel Blackjack ante bet – to do this, click on the chip value of choice and then click on your preferred bet area on the table. You can hit the Undo button if you make a mistake, or you can decrease your bet amount by right clicking on the chips you’ve placed on the board. Once your ante is in place, the dealer will give you two cards; one will be showing face up and the other will be face down. The dealers also receives his cards – two showing face down. Next, two community cards will be dealt face up in the middle of the table. These cards are for players and the dealer to use to try and improve their hand. You can choose to Fold – which means you lose your ante - or can play the game. To continue with a community card, you need to pay an additional wager. You then Hit to show your face down card or Stand to discard it. If your hand total exceeds 21, you lose instantly. Otherwise, it’s the dealer’s turn to play.
The 21 Duel Blackjack dealer must have a point total of 13 to be able to play; if he does not, you win your ante bet instantly and any additional bets are returned to you. If the dealer qualifies, your hand and his hand are compared and you win if your hand is the stronger of the two. The 2 Up side bet is an extra bet that is completely independent of what happens to your ante; the wager is on your face up card and the community cards making a pair (pays 3:1) or three of a kind (pays 20:1).