Spanish 21 is played with standard decks of cards. The only exception to the standard decks is that all
number 10 cards and Jokers are removed, a Spanish 21 deck consists of 48 cards (2 – 9, J, Q, K, A; no number 10 cards). Player wins on all Blackjacks and is paid immediately. Players win on all hands totaling 21. Insurance is permitted. Players may bet up to ½ the original bet, on any hand.
Players may bet up to ½ the original bet, on any hand.
Players may Double Down on any amount of cards – 2, 3, 4 or more cards, including after splitting. Players may Double Down for Less. Player options after Double Down (without busting) are 1.) Rescue the doubled portion, or 2.) stand. Bonuses are NOT paid on doubled hands. Original and doubled bets are always paid even money.
DOUBLE DOWN RESCUE
After doubling, players may choose to RESCUE (take back) the DOUBLED portion on the bet and forfeit the ORIGINAL bet. Note: Busted doubles cannot be rescued. Double Down Rescue should not be confused with or called Surrender. A player may surrender any 2-card hand after the dealer has checked for Blackjack and always gives up ½ the bet. RESCUE on the other hand applies only to a DOUBLED hand which will be 3 or more cards, and only the doubled portion can be RESCUED (sometimes less than half the total wager, e.g., on a Double Down for Less).
Players may split cards of equal value, including Aces, to create up to four hands. Aces are treated like any other pairs. Note: when Aces are split, one card is dealt to the first split Ace before the player makes his next decision. Hitting and Doubling of split hands, including Aces, is allowed. Bonuses are paid on split hands. But splitting (and doubling) voids the SUPER BONUS.
Player may surrender (forfeit) ½ of his original bet, on his first two cards only, against any dealer up card. If dealer up card is a Face or Ace, dealer must first check for Blackjack; if no dealer Blackjack, player may surrender. Note: Player cannot surrender against Blackjack.
BONUS PAYOFFS ON HANDS TOTALING 21
(player’s hand is 7-7-7 of same suit AND dealer’s up card is 7 of any suit)
$5-$24.75 wagers = $1,000 Bonus
$25+ wagers = $5,000 bonus
Note: Dealer’s 7 does not have to match the suit of player’s 7s.
The appropriate SUPER BONUS and all $50 ENVY BONUSES are paid out at end of hand. Envy Bonus is $50 to all players who were initially in the hand.
MATCH THE DEALER SIDE WAGER ON SPANISH 21
In addition to the standard Spanish 21 bet, players may also make a side bet that either of his/her first two cards will match the dealer’s up card in rank. Two payoffs – 1.) a suited match, and 2.) a non-suited match. In order to play the Match the Dealer side wager, player must make a standard Spanish 21 bet. Match the Dealer side wager may not exceed the original Spanish 21 wager.
MATCH THE DEALER / PAYOFF
- 1 non-suited match / 3-1
- 2 non-suited matches / 6-1
- 1 suited match / 12-1
- 1 non-suited match & 1 suited match / 15-1
- 2 suited matches / 24-1
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