Spanish Blackjack is one of the numerous variations of classic blackjack.
The goal is the same as with other versions of blackjack, i.e. you need to knock the croupier out by reaching 21 points, without exceeding them. However, Spanish Blackjack includes several options which make it a unique and original variation.
Spanish Blackjack is played with 8 decks of cards.
Each deck is made of 48 cards and not 52 as is usually the case when playing classic blackjack.
All 10s are removed, but contrary to what you may think this is not a disadvantage for the players, who benefit from a lot of other assets in this version of the game...
Indeed, the game offers a great number of actions and added flexibility compared to classic blackjack.
Let's see what this consists in together...
Rules of the game of Spanish Blackjack
- Splitting is an important option in this version, as it can be used up to 3 times overall and on a maximum of 4 hands. All the face cards (worth 10 points) and Aces can be split and even re-split.
- Similarly, it is possible to double and re-double, whatever your card is. This is also possible with Aces that have been split already.
- Surrendering is possible when playing Spanish Blackjack, including a late surrender. You can also surrender after doubling. This action consisting in surrendering after doubling is called the “Double Down Rescue” and is notably a way to regain all the bets that were placed.
- The “Bonus 21” is applied when you have 21 points with cards of the same value or same suit, but also with a hand containing five to seven cards.
Other distinctive features
If the croupier's first card is an Ace or a card worth 10 points, they check if they have a blackjack.
When a player has a blackjack and the croupier has one as well, the player is the one who wins. Similarly, if a player reaches 21 and the croupier gets the same score, the players wins as well.
Rules for payments at Spanish Blackjack
|Blackjack||3 on 2|
|Simple victory (without blackjack)||3 on 2|
|7-7-7 with same suit when the croupier also has a 7||50 on 1|
|Insurance||2 on 1|
|6-7-8 or 7-7-7 with different suit||3 on 2|
|6-7-8 or 7-7-7 with same suit||2 on 1|
|21 with 5 cards
21 with 6 cards
21 with 7 cards or more
|3 on 2
2 on 2
3 on 1
This fun version of Spanish Blackjack will appeal to more than a few players, since it offers a certain flexibility that other variations do not have.
It's your turn to play and knock the bank out!