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Spanish Blackjack - Game Guide
In the online casino, Spanish Blackjack’s main difference from Single Deck Blackjack is that the 10s are taken out of the shoe in Spanish Blackjack. There are only 48 cards in the game of Spanish Blackjack. The dealer also has to hit on a soft 17.
Spanish Blackjack - How to Play
The goal of Spanish Blackjack is to reach 21 or get as close to 21 as possible without going over. Since there are no actual 10s in Spanish Blackjack, the face cards make up the 10s. In Spanish Blackjack there are only 12 possible ways to get a natural 10, drawing a Jack, Queen or King. Aces can still count as 1 or 11.
The minimum bet amount in Spanish Blackjack is $1. After making your wager, your first two cards are up while the dealer has an upcard and a downcard. Once you’ve received your two cards, you can Stand or Hit. If you hit, you get another card, and you keep getting cards until you are satisfied with the number you’ve got. Remember that if you bust, if you go over 21, you lose.
If you’re closer to 21 than the dealer, you win. The bonus for hitting a natural 21 in Spanish Blackjack is 3 to 2. As a reminder, you get better odds for hitting a natural 21 in Spanish Blackjack, 3 to 2, than you do in Single Deck Blackjack, 6/5.
Spanish Blackjack is played like a regular game of Blackjack after the draw except the dealer has to hit on a “soft” 17 and there aren’t any 10s.
Spanish Blackjack - Bet Types
There is only one bet per hand in Spanish Blackjack. You can make the minimum bet all the way up to the maximum bet before any cards are dealt.
Spanish Blackjack - Minimum and Maximum Bet Amounts
The minimum bet in the online casino for Spanish Blackjack is $1 per hand.
The maximum bet in the online casino for Spanish Blackjack is $50 per hand.
Spanish Blackjack – Payouts
You win what you bet. If you bet $50 per hand and you win, your profit is $50. If you win with a natural blackjack, you show exactly 21 on your first 2 cards, you win 3/2 in Spanish Blackjack.
Spanish Blackjack - Strategy/Tips
The strategy for Spanish Blackjack is the same as Single Deck Blackjack. The fact that there are no 10s won’t change the strategy much. You should keep it mind, though, since there are only 12 face cards in the deck in Spanish Blackjack. See the strategy below.
Dealer’s upcard is a 5 and you have a Jack (10) and 8 - - Stay
Dealer’s cards is a 9 and you have a Queen (10) and 4 - - Hit
You’re odds in Spanish Blackjack are better that the dealer’s downcard isn’t a face card or an Ace, but it’s difficult to use that to your advantage. In most cases, you’re probably going to want to stick to the basic Blackjack rule, which states that you assume the dealer’s downcard is worth 10, meaning that if the dealer’s upcard is higher than your lowest value card, you hit.
Blackjack – Glossary
blackjack – A total of 21 in a hand played in Blackjack.
bust – Exceeding the total of 21 in a single hand played in Blackjack resulting in a loss.
deck – A deck of cards. There are 52 cards in a deck.
double deck – Playing with 2 decks, 104 cards as opposed to 52.
double down – Doubling your wager for only one more card.
hard 17 – Any combination of 17 that doesn’t contain an Ace.
high roller – Playing in a game with a high minimum, usually at least $50, and a high maximum, usually at least $500.
hit – To “hit” simply means to ask for another card.
insurance – Insurance is a side bet that pays 2:1 on half of your wager. You will only be offered insurance if the dealer shows an Ace. If the dealer gets a natural blackjack, you lose your original wager, but you win the insurance bet.
multi-hand blackjack - - A variation of Blackjack where 3 to 5 decks are used and the player can play from 3 to 5 hands per deal.
natural blackjack – Hitting a blackjack with a 10 or face card and an Ace
push – A push is a tie. Example: you show 16 and the dealer shows 16.
shoe – A box on an incline from where the dealer draws cards.
soft 17 – In Blackjack a 17 that’s created with an Ace. For example: Ace, 6 or Ace, 3, 3. It’s called a soft 17 because no matter what card is received next, the hand can’t bust.
split – Creating two separate blackjack hands from the first two cards dealt.
stand – Not accepting any more cards from the dealer.
switch – In Switch Blackjack trading your top cards between two separate hands.
upcard – The card that the dealer shows off the draw.