# Quick Answer: How To Play 21 Card?

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## What are the rules for 21 card game?

The goal of 21 is to amount your card values as near to 21 as possible without exceeding or ‘busting’ it. Moreover, you have to beat whatever hand both the dealer and other players have drawn; if they have 20 and you have 19, you lose the hand.

## How many cards do you start with playing 21?

The dealer and each player start with two cards. The dealer’s first card faces up, the second faces down. Face cards each count as 10, Aces count as 1 or 11, all others count at face value. An Ace with any 10, Jack, Queen, or King is a “Blackjack.”

## Does a 5 card trick beat 21?

The other way is to get what is called a five card trick. This is where you get five cards without going over 21 points. A pontoon is better than a five card trick will beat any 21 with less than five cards, regardless if the five card trick is 21 or less.

## Is an ace 1 or 11 in blackjack?

The Dealer’s first ace counts as 11 unless it busts the hand. Subsequent aces count as one. If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the Dealer’s, the player wins even money (1 – 1).

## Does blackjack beat 21?

A player total of 21 on the first two cards is a “natural” or “blackjack,” and the player wins immediately unless dealer also has one, in which case the hand ties. But a blackjack beats any hand that is not a blackjack, even one with a value of 21.

## Is 21 and blackjack the same?

If you are wondering, are 21 and blackjack the same, then the answer is yes. Blackjack and 21 refer to the very same game, with the same rules and payouts. In other words, “21” is basically another name given to blackjack as it requires the players to get a sum total of 21 in their hands to get the blackjack.

## Is 5 cards in blackjack a win?

Chances are, you had a rule whereby if you collect five cards in your hand without busting, you automatically win – unless the dealer has a blackjack.

## Is card counting illegal?

Card counting is NOT illegal under federal, state and local laws in the United States as long as players don’t use any external card-counting device or people who assist them in counting cards. In their effort to identify card counters, casinos can ban players believed to be counters — sort of.

## How do you win the game 21?

Counting to 21 Strategy

- You need to get them to say 19 or 20; therefore, if you say 18, you win.
- To say 18, you need to get them to say 16, or 17, so if you say 15, you win.
- Continuing on, if you say 12 you win.
- if you say 9, you win,
- if you say 6, you win,
- if you say 3, you win.