21+3 - the 3-card poker side bet
Blackjack side bets and 3-card poker fuse to create an unusual and fun casino mash-up with 21+3. Mr Blackjack covers the payouts, odds, and more behind this side bet.
- Aside from blackjack, there's another popular game out there called three card poker. It's fun, but the action is very slow. At some point they decided to combine three card poker into blackjack, so players can have nonstop action, and enjoy both games at once. Lesson 3. 21 Plus 3-- the three card poker side bet. In the side bet, you're looking to make a good three card poker hand using your two cards and the dealer's up card.
So for example, if you're dealt a 10 of spades, and a Jack of spades, and the dealer has a three of spades-- three cards of the same suit is a flush. And it pays 5-1. Let's say you're dealt a five, six and the dealer has a seven, that's a straight and it pays 10-1. Or if you're dealt two fives, and the dealer has a five that's three of a kind and it pays 30-1.
If you have a seven, eight of spades and the dealer gets a nine of spades that's a straight and a flush together. That gives you a straight flush, which pays out at 40-1. If you're fives are spades and the dealer gets a five of spades as well, that is a suited three-of-a-kind and pays a cool 100-1. In order to make this side bet, you must slide your wager in the appropriate area at the same time that you make your blackjack bet.
Keep the side bet Min and Max in mind when you do. They're usually 10% of the maximum blackjack bet. As you can see, this side bet can be very attractive when you hit the big payouts. Here's a recap on the different payouts you can get on the side bet. Flush pays 5-1. Straight pays 10-1. Three of a kind pays 30-1, and a straight flush pays 40-1. Suited three-of-a-kind pays 100-1. The 21 plus 3 bet is only one of many side wagers you can make in blackjack. Let's look at some more options in upcoming videos.
What this lesson covers
- What a 21+3 bet is
- How to make the 3-card poker wager
- - What 21+3 pays
- Whether you should bet on 23+1/3 card poker
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- What is a 21+3 bet?
21+3 is a side bet you make on your first two cards and the dealer’s up-card creating a hand from 3-card poker.
- Why is it called 21+3?
The name refers to the poker variant (3-card poker) the side bet uses to construct the winning hand combinations for the wager.
- How much does a 21+3 side bet pay out?
Payouts for 21+3 side bets vary depending on what hand you make. A flush pays 5:1; a straight, 10:1; three-of-a-kind pays out at 30:1; a straight flush will give you 40:1. The best hand, a suited three-of-a-kind, will pay out at a whopping 100:1.
- Should I play the 21+3 side bet?
The 3-card poker bet offers excitement and fun, as well as a huge payout. However the odds of it landing are low, plus it requires you to know various hands for 3-card poker. Only experienced players should try this side bet in real money blackjack games.
- Do many casinos offer the 21+3 side bet?
This is a popular side bet, so you will find it in many online blackjack games and casino tables worldwide.
- When should I make a 21+3 side bet in blackjack?
You should make a bet on 21+3 when the dealer asks for all bets to be added to the table. This generally happens before any cards are dealt. If you’re unsure of the rules to betting, our guide on how to play blackjack covers the basics for beginners.
- Where can I play 21+3 side bets for free?
You can play blackjack games with 21+3 side bets in our free blackjack arcade. While you can’t win real money from these games, they can improve your skill and prepare you to take on the casino.