The Basics of Spanish 21 for Beginning Players
Spanish 21 is a variation of Blackjack created by Masque Publishing Inc. and is offered in many Atlantic City Casinos.
Spanish 21 is played with a 48 card deck consisting of the cards in a standard 52 card deck, less all the tens, leaving cards 2-9 and J-A. Just like in Blakcjack, all cards 2-9 are worth their face value, J, Q, and K are worth 10, and Aces are worth either 1 or 11.
Spanish 21 follows the same rules as regular balckjack expect for the few following exceptions:
- A player's blackjack always beats the dealer's and is paid at 3-2 odds.
- A player's 21 always beats a dealer's 21 unless the dealer has blackjack.
- A player may split Aces up to four times and double down on each split hand.
- A player that has doubled down as does not like his hand may rescue (or take back) his doubled portion of the bet and forfeit the original wager.
- One a players first 2 cards, the player can decide not to play and may surrender one half of his bet.
Spanish 21 Bonus Payouts:
Spanish 21 also offers a variety of different payouts if the player has 21 and qualifies under any of the following rules:
- If the player has 21 with 5 cards, the player is paid 3:2, with 6 cards 2:1, with 7 or more cards 3:1.
- If the player has 21 with 6-7-8 all of the same suit, he is paid 2:1. If the 6-7-8 is unsuited the player is paid 3:2.
- If the player has 21 with 7-7-7 unsuited, he is paid 3:2, 7-7-7 suited is paid 2:1, and 7-7-7 all spades is paid 3:1.
The Super Bonus:
In Spanish 21, if a player is holding 7-7-7 suited when the dealer's exposed card is also a 7, the player is paid a Super Bonus depending of the amount wagered. If the player bet $25 or more he wins $5,000 and $1,000 is the player's bet was under $25.
The Envy Bonus:
When a player hits a Super Bonus, all of players at the table also receive $50 no matter what the size of their wager was.
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