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Super Fun 21 Blackjack Guide: Rules, Strategies & Tips

Blackjack Super Fun 21

Super Fun 21 is a version of Blackjack with a few extra rules added in to make it a bit different.

This article assumes you know the basics of how to play Blackjack, check out our separate article if you are unsure.

Super Fun 21 Blackjack Rules

The main differences between Super Fun 21 and standard Blackjack are:

Super Fun 21 Blackjack Rules• A Blackjack pays out 1 to 1 instead of 3 to 2 unless both cards are Diamonds

• A Blackjack in Diamonds pays out 2 to 1

• A player always wins if they have Blackjack, even if the Dealer has one as well

• You can Double at any time as opposed to only after your first 2 cards

• You can Surrender at any time as opposed to only after your first 2 cards

• You can Surrender after Doubling

• If you have a hand with 6 cards and a total of 20 or less, you automatically win the hand

• If you have a hand totalling 21 after 6 cards, you win the hand at 2 to 1

Although casinos have different variations, the most common we have found have the following set up:

• Super Fun 21 is played with 1 deck

• The Dealer Hits on soft 17

• The Dealer peaks for Blackjack if they have an Ace or 10

• You can Double after a Split

• You can Split a hand up to 4 times

• You can Split Aces again after Splitting

• You can Surrender after Splitting

Super Fun 21 example table

As you can see from the above screenshot, a Super Fun 21 table looks just like a standard game of Blackjack, the only difference is the extra rules in place, most of which give the Player an advantage.

Some versions of Super Fun 21 are played with 2 or 6 decks, the majority of online games though, including those provided by top software providers Microgaming, are played with just the 1 deck.

Super Fun 21 Blackjack Strategy

The below table shows what you should do in versions that use 1 deck of cards.

It is more complex than standard Blackjack strategies due to the need to factor in the bonuses for winning with 6 cards.

H Hit
S Stand
S3 Stand on 3 or fewer cards, otherwise Hit
S4 Stand on 4 or fewer cards, otherwise Hit
D Double
D2 Double on 2 cards, otherwise Hit
D3 Double on 3 cards, otherwise Hit
D4 Double on 4 cards, otherwise Hit
SP Split
X Surrender if possible, otherwise Hit
X3 Surrender on 3 or fewer cards, otherwise Hit
X3* Surrender on exactly 3 cards, otherwise Hit
X3/S4 Surrender on 3 or fewer cards, otherwise Stand on 4 or fewer cards, otherwise Hit

 

Your Hand Dealers Face Up Card
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
4 to 8 H H H H H H H H H H
9 D2 D3 D3 D3 D3 H H H H H
10 D3 D3 D3 D3 D3 D3 D3 D3 D2 D3
11 D3 D3 D3 D3 D4 D3 D3 D3 D3 D3
12 H H S3 S3 S3 H H H H H
13 S3 S3 S4 S4 S4 H H H H H
14 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 H H H H H
15 S4 S4 S4 S S H H H H X3
16 S S S S S H H X3* X3 X3
17 S S S S S S S S4 S4 X3/S4
18+ S S S S S S S S S S
 
A2 H H H D2 D2 H H H H H
A3 H H D2 D3 D3 H H H H H
A4 H H D2 D3 D3 H H H H H
A5 H H D2 D3 D3 H H H H H
A6 D2 D2 D3 D3 D3 H H H H H
A7 S3 D3 D3 D3 D4 S4 S3 H H H
A8 S4 S4 S4 D4 D4 S4 S4 S4 S3 S4
A9 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4
 
2, 2 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
3,3 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
4,4 H H H SP SP H H H H H
5,5 D D D D D D D D D D
6,6 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
7,7 SP SP SP SP SP SP SP H X X
8,8 SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
9,9 SP SP SP SP SP S SP SP S SP
10,10 S S S S S S S S S S
A,A SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP

 

Super Fun 21 Tips

Super Fun 21 TipsMake the most of your extra options – Unlike other forms of Blackjack, Super Fun 21 lets you Surrender at any time, Double at any time and win with a hand of 6 cards. Remember these extra options when you are playing as they give you an extra advantage.

Play for fun to learn the extra options – Most online sites that offer Super Fun 21 allow you to play for free chips before using your own money. Even if you are an experienced Blackjack player, we would recommend playing for fun at first as the extra options make it considerably different from standard Blackjack.

Manage your bankroll – Like any casino game, bankroll is important so before you start a session make sure you have at least 40 hands in your bankroll and choose your bet accordingly. Sticking to it will ensure the best possible chance of winning and enjoying your session.

Blackjack References:

How to Count Cards
Multi Deck VS Single Deck Blackjack

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FAQ

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What is Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

Super Fun 21 Blackjack is a variation on the classic game of Blackjack, which has been played in casinos since the early 18th century. The game features a few differences that make it different, however, most fans of the classic will be able to adapt to the variant.

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What separates Super Fun 21 Blackjack from the classic game?

The biggest difference between Super Fun 21 and the classic game will surprise you. Super Fun 21 Blackjack is played with only one deck. This makes it a lot easier for the players to win, improving the odds. On top of that, players win if they hit a Blackjack, even if the dealer also scores a Blackjack.

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Can you surrender in Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

Yes. In fact, you can surrender at any time during Super Fun 21 Blackjack, even after doubling. This is starkly different from the classic game, where you must surrender after your first 2 cards.

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Can you double in Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

Yes. In fact, unlike in the classic game where you can only double after your first 2 cards, in Super Fun 21 Blackjack you can double at any point in the game, no questions asked.

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How much does a blackjack pay out in Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

Unlike in the classic game, where the Blackjack pays out 3 to 2, in Super Fun 21 Blackjack a Blackjack will pay out 1 to 1 instead. The only time this isn’t the case is when both cards are diamonds, in which case, Blackjack pays out 2 to 1.

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Are the Odds better in Super Fun 21 Blackjack than the classic game?

Yes. Considering the fact that the game is only played with 1 deck, rather than 6, the players have a bigger chance of victory. Also, since the player getting a Blackjack counts as an automatic win, even if the dealer has a 21 as well, the odds are even better.

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Is Super Fun 21 Blackjack better than the classic game?

It is hard to say whether one is better than the other. As we’ve already said, Blackjack pays out more than Super Fun 21. However, since the odds are much better for the player in Super Fun 21 Blackjack, it might serve some better.

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Should I start with Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

If you’ve never played Blackjack, or if you’ve never even experienced the game in any way, then we definitely recommend you start out playing with Super Fun 21 Blackjack. The game is much more newbie-friendly, and as the name suggests, it is super fun. So, definitely check out a casino that offers Super Fun 21 as an option. Once you’ve mastered that, you can move on to Classic Blackjack if you want a real challenge.

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Can I Count Cards in Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

Considering it is played with only 1 deck, an experienced player should have no problem counting the cards. In fact, it is much easier to count the cards in Super Fun 21 Blackjack than in the classic game we all know and love.

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Is it legal to count cards in Super Fun 21 Blackjack?

Yes, with a caveat. If you count cards without the aid of an external device, you will not get in any legal trouble. However, you should know that most casinos will not look too kindly on people who count cards. It might result in you being kicked out, or even permanently banned from the establishment.

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