Face Up 21

This variant of Blackjack can be played at Silver Sands Casino

You are dealt two cards face up and the dealer is dealt two cards face up. The goal is to get closer to 21 points than the dealer with out going bust.

This game follows many of the same rules as Blackjack. “Blackjack” is a hand that totals 21 points with two cards. Blackjack automatically wins unless both the dealer and you have Blackjack, then it is called a “push” which means a draw. A total of 21 points with three cards or more is not considered Blackjack

The following rules apply to this game:

  • Blackjack pays even money
  • Dealer cards face up
  • Dealer must hit soft 17
  • Player wins Blackjack tie
  • Dealer wins all other ties
  • Double after split allowed
  • 1 card dealt on split Aces
  • Double on 2 card, hand totals of 9, 10, 11


Winning hands in Blackjack pay out as follows: If you win with a Blackjack, which consists of an ace and either a face card or a ten, you are paid out at odds of 3:2 on your original wager. In other words, you win one and a half times your original wager plus you keep your original wager.

If you have a winning hand but not a Blackjack, you are paid out at odds of 1:1 on your original wager. If you lose against a Dealer’s Blackjack and have taken Insurance, you are paid out at odds of 2 to 1 on your Insurance wager. In other words, if you were to take Insurance for half of your wager and the Dealer draws a Blackjack, you get your original wager amount back and break even.