Spanish BlackJack

July 23, 2014

Spanish Blackjack
Screenshot from Blackjack Ballroom Casino

Soft: Microgaming

Decks: 8 special decks of cards
Hole card: Yes
Dealer: Hits Soft 17
BlackJack: 3 to 2
Surrender: Yes - Late Surrender, Double Down Rescue
Insurance: Yes - 2 to 1
Double: Any 2 Cards
After Split: Player can double after Split
Split: Yes - split on the same Denomination or Value
Re-split: up to 3 Times to make 4 Hands
Re-split Aces: No
Split Aces: Can Draw
Multi-Hand: No
Progressive: No
Auto Play: Expert Mode Available

General Rules

Spanish Blackjack is played with eight unique decks, where each deck consists of 48 playing cards made up of the standard 52 cards, less the four 10 cards.

  • Decks are shuffled after the completion of every game
  • Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21
  • The Dealer hits on Soft 17

Spanish Blackjack is an American Hole Card Game. The Dealer checks for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace.

Splitting Rules

  • You can split two cards with the same denomination or value, such as a Queen and a Ten, or two Fours
  • If you split a pair of Aces and then draw a card with a denomination of 10, this is not Blackjack, although it has a value of 21
  • You can split a maximum number of three times, equaling 4 hands
  • You can re-split Aces in Spanish Blackjack

Double Rules

  • You can double after receiving the first two cards
  • You can double after a Split
  • The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet
  • You cannot Hit after doubling down
  • You can double a maximum of twice. The second Double doubles the entire bet amount, including the first double amount
  • If you have a Bonus 21 hand combination as a result of doubling, you do not qualify for the Bonus payout

Insurance Rules

You can take Insurance if the Dealer's first card is an Ace.

  • Insurance costs half your original bet
  • Insurance only covers your original hand
  • It does not cover any second hands on a split, or a double bet

Surrender Rules

You can Surrender half of your total bet after Doubling Down. This is known as a Double Down Rescue.

You can Late Surrender. This is when the Dealer checks for Blackjack first, and then you Surrender.

If you use the Late Surrender option, you give up half your original bet amount for the privilege of not playing out a hand.

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