21 Burn Blackjack
21 Burn Blackjack is a fun internet exclusive blackjack variant which gives you the ability to swap your top card on every hand…but for a price.
21 Burn Blackjack isn’t a game you’ll be able to find in a real-life brick and mortar casino. Equipped with three playable boxes, on 21 Burn you are able to play three hands at the same time, and crucially, you are able to burn the top card of every hand and trade it in for a new one if your pair isn’t up to scratch.
However, to play the burn card you sacrifice half of the stake you put down, so if you bet $2, you will pay $1 to burn the card, so, therefore, you shouldn’t burn the card willy-nilly. You should only burn you card when your first card is worth more than 7, and the total of your hand is between 13 and 16, depending on whether the dealer’s facing card is greater than six.
There a couple of further bonuses to be won, but it’s far from extensive like you would see on other blackjack games: you get a payout of 7/1 if the burn card is the ace of spades, and 2/1 if the burn card is any other ace.
There are a few extra rules you need to be aware, like before playing any type of blackjack:
- Six decks
- The dealer always hits on a soft 17
- Blackjack pays 1-1
- The player can double on any two cards, including after splitting
- The layer can only split once
- There is no surrender
- An ace and 10 after burning a card shall be treated as a blackjack
- The player may not burn after splitting
It’s a pretty uncomplicated game, and is a welcome change to the traditional game of blackjack. The house edge is pretty much the same as what you would get with standard blackjack, but don’t forget, don’t overuse that burn card!
If you’re looking for a game that is a little different to the kind you’d find on the strips of Las Vegas (or your local high street for that matter!), 21 Burn Blackjack delivers something new.
Every time a hand is dealt, you know you’ll have a second chance if you take that ‘burn’ option. Sure, it’ll cost you money but it helps to reduce that disappointment you feel playing blackjack every time you’re dealt a bad hand.
For that reason alone, it’s a game that’s worth considering playing, if only for that one little twist it offers.
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Author: Tom M.
Tom has been creating online content for over 10 years now starting way back as a small, impressionable 16-year-old. Tom mainly writes about sport and gambling, but every now and then also delves into fleshier subjects like politics and psychology. When he was 18 he created HungarianFootball.com and over the last few years he's written on a freelance basis for ESPN, WorldSoccer, Goal.com, among many others.