MatchPlay 21 is a variation of blackjack with various payouts. MatchPlay 21 has almost the same rules as traditional blackjack, but there are some differences between these two blackjack variations. Two decks are used to play MatchPlay 21, but the 10s are removed from the decks. The main number in the game is 7 and the main goal is to hit triple sevens of the same suit.
Below there are the special payouts for various hands.
|Three 7s of the same suit||40:1|
|6, 7 and 8 of different suits||3:2|
|Three 7s of different suits||3:2|
|6, 7 and 8 of the same suit||2:1|
|6, 7 and 8 or three 7s of spades||3:1|
|Five cards totaling 21||3:2|
|Six cards totaling 21||2:1|
|Seven cards totaling 21||3:1|
You can double, but only once. You can split three times. Once you split, you can’t win blackjack. After the split you are allowed to hit. There is a Surrender feature. The dealer must stand on Soft 18 and Hard 17. A "Matchplay 21" is when the player has Three Sevens of the same suit and the dealer has a 7 as well, the player’s payout is 40:1 then. But if you split or double you won’t get this bonus.
In spite of the fact that MatchPlay 21 offers more payouts than the Triple 7's, this game has lower odds than some other blackjack variations.