Last Updated: January 23, 2020

# 21+3 Extreme

## Introduction

21+3 Extreme pays based on the player's first two cards and the dealer's up card. The pay table is as follows. Wins are on a "to one" basis.

### 21+3 Extreme Pay Table

Event Pays
Suited three of a kind Jackpot
Suited three of a kind 125
Straight flush 25
Three of a kind 20
Straight 7
Flush 3

At the placement at the Aquarius in Laughlin on Jan. 20, 2020, there were two allowed bet amounts only, \$1 and \$5. There were separate jackpots for both bets.

## Analysis

The following table shows my analysis of 21+3 Extreme, before considering the value of the jackpot.

### 21+3 Extreme Return Table

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Suited three of a kind ? 80 0.000016 ?
Suited three of a kind 125 960 0.000191 0.023932
Straight flush 25 10,368 0.002068 0.051692
Three of a kind 20 26,232 0.005231 0.104629
Straight 7 155,520 0.031015 0.217108
Flush 3 292,896 0.058412 0.175237
Loser -1 4,528,224 0.903066 -0.903066
Total   5,014,280 1.000000 -0.330467

For each \$1,000 in the \$1 bet jackpot, the return goes up by 1.60%.

For each \$10,000 in the \$5 bet jackpot, the return goes up by 3.19%.

The break-even point for the \$1 jackpot, where the bet is exactly fair, is \$26,788.90. For the \$5 jackpot it is five times that, or \$133,944.50. As a basis of comparison, at the Aquarius in Laughlin on Jan. 20, 2020 the \$1 jackpot was \$14,908 and for the \$5 jackpot was \$30,838.