OBJECT > There are two ways to win at Pure 21.5 blackjack. The first way to win is to end up with a hand that has a total higher than the dealer’s without going over 21.5. The second way of winning is for the dealer to bust, by totalling over 21.5. Anytime the dealer exceeds the total of 21.5, any player remaining in the hand that has not busted wins.
GAMEPLAY > In Pure 21.5 blackjack, you receive two faced up cards. The dealer’s hand has one card faced up and the other card remains faced down. The object of Pure 21.5 blackjack is to achieve a total that is greater than the dealer’s without going over 21.5. If there are other players at the table, you are still only trying to beat the dealer’s hand.
Each numbered card 9 and under, has a value equal to the number on the card. 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are considered bonus cards and have a value of 10. The last card in the deck is the Ace. This card has a unique value because It can count either as 1 or 11, depending on what helps your hand the most. If you get dealt a bonus card and an Ace, this adds up to 21.5 also known as “blackjack”.