Free 21 Duel Blackjack Game and Rules

21 Duel Blackjack is a variation of the classic blackjack game with a few added elements--namely, those taken from Texas Hold 'Em Poker. Essentially how to play this free game is as follows, while both players are still dealt two cards, both of the dealer's cards are dealt face-down and there will be two cards placed in the center of the table face-up; these are known as community cards. This occurs after the player antes up and decides whether or not to place an optional side bet known as '2-Up'. This just means that within the combination of the player's up-card and the two community cards on the table, the player is wagering that there will be at least a pair. After looking at the cards, the player--who goes first--has the option to take one of the community cards and use it with his or her hand in order to create the best blackjack hand possible.

The second card in the player's hand remains face-down until the player decides whether or not to use a community card. Then, once this decision has been made, the player will turn up the face-down card and continue to play blackjack according to 21 Duel Blackjack rules, which are much like standard, hitting or standing until the desired point total is reached. In this variation of the game, the dealer is always required to hit on 16 or stand on 17. In any case that the dealer has a hand that does not equal 12, then the dealer has failed to qualify and the player will always win the equivalent of his or her ante bet.