In Face Up 21, you are dealt two cards face up and the dealer is dealt two cards face up. The goal of Face Up 21 is to get closer to 21 points than the dealer without going over 21 points.


Face Up 21 follows many of the same rules as Blackjack and uses the hand Blackjack. A "Blackjack" is a hand that totals 21 points with two cards. Blackjack automatically wins the hand. A total of 21 points with three or more cards is not considered Blackjack.

Point Values

Cards 2 through 10 = face value

Face Cards = 10 points

Aces = 1 point or 11 points, whichever makes a better hand

Example: 6 + Ace = 7 points or 17 points

To Play

  1. Click chips to place a bet within table limits or click Rebet

  2. Click Deal

  3. Click Hit, Stand, Double, or Split

  4. Continue to click Hit until you Stand, Double, bust, or until the dealer busts


Doubling - You can double on two-card, hard totals of 9, 10, and 11.  You can double after a split.


Splitting - You may split any two cards of equal value. When you split, you must place an additional bet on the new hand that is equal to your ante. You can continue to hit for each hand, unless the split was made for a pair of Aces, in which case you can only hit once for each hand. You are allowed to play up to three hands at once.


IMPORTANT - When the dealer is forced to stand on the first deal, the game automatically hits for you until you win or bust. This rule applies in Face Up 21 because you are allowed to see both of the dealer's cards and therefore know what numbers you must beat. When the dealer is not forced to stand on the first deal, you can hit or stand.

To Win (meet one)

IMPORTANT - Dealer wins all ties.

How the Dealer Plays










Even Money


Other winning hands

Even Money

Dealer/Player Tie


Even Money

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