Spanish Blackjack (also referred to as Spanish 21) is a yet another interesting variation of blackjack. Spanish 21 uses six decks, each deck consisting of 48 cards (the regular 52 card deck without the four tens). To make up for the advantage that this gives to the house, this game gives the player a set of favorable rules. The game is based on blackjack rules including: double after split, re-splitting aces, draw to split aces. In addition Spanish 21 offers the follows rule enhancements:
- After each hand, a new Spanish 6 deck shoe is shuffled and dealt.
- Blackjack pays 3/2.
- A player 21 always wins.
- Player blackjack beats dealer blackjack.
- Player may double on any number of cards.
- Player may hit and double down after splitting aces.
- Player may surrender half of total bet after doubling down.
- Ace and 10 after splitting aces pays 3 to 2.
- A five-card 21 pays 3 to 2, a six-card 21 pays 2 to 1, a seven or more card 21 pays 3 to 1. However, the bonuses are not paid if the player doubled.
- A 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 of mixed suits pays 3:2, of the same suit pays 2:1, and of spades pays 3:1.
- Suited 7-7-7 when the dealer has a seven face up pays $1000 for bets of $5-$24 and $5000 for bets of $25 or over.
Dealer hits on soft 17. Double down at any time. Redoubling permitted unlimited amount of times. Split pairs up to 3 times. Late surrender available, even after splits and doubles.