Yet anther variation of blackjam only more liberal and with a total of 6 decks...
Spanish 21 is another variation of the classic popular casino blackjack game, only with more liberal rules and without tens in the deck.
All face cards are used and the game is played with six Spanish decks of cards.
Taking the tens out of the game is a disadvantageous to the player because a deck of cards with more small cards favors the game dealer.
To balance that, the rules are enhanced to favor the player in the following instances:
|1||player 21||always beats a dealer 21|
|2||five card 21||pays 3:2|
|3||six card 21||pays 2:1|
|4||seven or more card 21||pays 3:1|
|5||21 consisting of a 6, 7, and 8 of mixed suits||pays 3:2|
|6||21 consisting of a 6, 7, and 8 of matching suit||pays 2:1|
|7||21 consisting of a 6, 7, and 8 of spades||pays 3:1|
|8||21 consisting of three 7's of mixed suits pays||pays 3:2|
|9||21 consisting of three 7's of matching suits||pays 2:1|
|10||21 consisting of three 7's of spades pays||pays 3:1|
Additional Rules you should know:
• Dealer usually hits a soft 17, stands on hard 17.
• Player may double after splits.
• Player may re-split up to three times, including aces.
• Player may draw and double down to split aces.
• Player may double on any number of cards.
• Double down rescue allows player to take back doubled portion of bet and forfeit the original wager.
• Late surrender is allowed. In other words the player may pull out of a hand by forfeiting half his bet, but only if the dealer does not have a blackjack.
• Three suited 7's in addition to the dealer having any 7 face up pays $1000 for bets between $5 and $24, and pays $5000 for bets of $25 and over. In addition all other players get a bonus of $50. Bonus hands do not count if it is the result of doubling.
The House advantage in this game is just under 1%.