Spanish 21

MicroGaming hold a large portfolio of various BlackJack Games, which also includes one of the most popular types there are – Spanish 21. While the game is known to be a part of this category, it actually features quite a lot of differences compared to classical types. As always, though, we will start with the similarities instead, just so you can get a better taste in regards to what is offered:

  • BlackJack pays 3 to 2 and insurance pays 2 to 1

  • Dealer stands on hard 17, but hits on soft

  • Dealer peaks at all cards valued with 10 points and all aces. If he has a natural hand, the game is immediately stopped.

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Okay, that’s close enough with everything that could be referred to as ”standard” in this type. The more I play it, the more I start to see similarities with Pontoon, which actually is an unlicensed game variation of the Spanish 21. Back to the things that are not quite the same, as you might think.

  • 8 Spanish decks of cards are used – 48 cards in every deck. All common cards are there, except for the 10s.

  • Players BlackJack beats dealers BJ, same applies to 21. All other pushes work per standards – it’s a push.

  • You can double down on any hand combination and re-double down once.

  • Late Surrender is allowed.

  • Double down after split – including when holding aces.

  • Surrender after doubling down is available.

Okay, so as you might feel, there is a whole lot of different aspects to this game. However, to me it seems like the majority of these rules would actually improve the gameplay and bring more action to the already packed game. That’s not it either, there also are bonus payouts awarded based on various hand combinations. Note that no bonus wager is required.

Bonus Payouts

  • 5 Card 21 – 3 to 2

  • 6 Card 21 – 2 to 1

  • 7 or More Card 21 – 3 to 1

  • 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 of various suits – 3 to 2

  • 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 of the same suit – 2 to 1

  • 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 of spades – 3 to 1

  • 7-7-7 single suited and dealer also has a 7, as his facecard – 50 to 1

Note that these payouts do not apply after doubling down or splitting.

Where To Play?

You can play Spanish 21 at any MicroGaming powered casino, which also includes two of my personal favourites – Royal Vegas and Jackpot City.

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