Some blackjack players are not fond of multi card 21’s. They see it as almost a tease by Lady Luck—she could not give them a natural blackjack, but she could give them three or more cards that equaled 21.
But players should not grumble when they hit their hand to total of 21. This is one of the strongest hands in the game. The only thing that will beat it is a dealer blackjack. The only hand that can push it is if the dealer also hits to 21.
However, blackjack players will be pleased to know that there are a couple of house rules that will benefit them when they hit to a hand total of 21. Now these house rules are not found in every game of blackjack or online blackjack; you have to be on the lookout for them. Here they are:
First up is the rule where a player’s hand three or more cards hand total will tie and push a dealer’s blackjack. This is not the same as winning, but having a push will keep the player from losing their wager. Because this is a good opportunity to keep your money there is an increase to your edge of 0.35%.
But there is another player 21 house rule that players will like even more: a player hand of 21 is an automatic win. That is right. According to this rule, if a player hits to 21 they win, end of story. Considering the opportunity to make money with this rule, a player’s edge gets a 0.54% boost.
Keep your eyes peeled for these special blackjack rules when you are tooling around the casino floor looking for a game of blackjack or cruising the Internet looking for online blackjack.