Blackjack with a difference: Top Hat 21

24th of February, 2011 Bookmark and Share

Top Hat 21 is an eerie edition of the traditional format of blackjack in which you attempt to beat the ethereal dealer.

A typical game of blackjack takes place on a green casino table, with a dealer giving out two cards to each player. This is one of the oldest casino games in the world, and is still adored due to its excitement and simplicity; all players have to do is get nearest to 21. There are multiple variations of online blackjack available to play at Kerching Casino but the most magical has to be Top Hat 21.

Can you beat the dealer?

In Top Hat 21 you play against a poltergeist magician dealer, just a top hat and magic wand hovering above the table - a beaten-up old purple chest. You initially receive two cards and the dealer takes one, and similar to the rules of classic blackjack, you are then given the choice of Stand or Hit. To end up closer to 21 and beat your opponent, it's best to choose Hit and take another card. Choose Stand and you must wait to see what hand the dealer gets - they must stop at 17. Do better than the dealer and he pays you 2:1 on your bet.

Double Up and live dangerously

Top Hat 21 blackjack also boasts a nerve-wracking Double Up bonus feature, giving you the chance to double your prize every time you win. Simply click the Double Up sign - this sets one of the dealer's cards flying around and you have to guess whether it's going to be high or low. Choose correctly and your winnings are doubled – simple as that!

If you like playing Top Hat 21 blackjack, why not try a few of the other variations offered at Kerching, like Power Blackjack, Double Attack Blackjack and 21+3 Blackjack – all sporting their own unique twists on the famous game of 21.

Marcus Miles
Marcus Miles is an online gaming enthusiast who writes on behalf of theEword for several websites including