Spanish 21 Side Bet
You don’t need to speak Spanish to play this wild and crazy version of Blackjack. The game is played with eight decks of 48 cards (Spanish 21 is played without 10’s). This is by far one of our most popular games here at Chukchansi because of its fun and fast paced play.
In Spanish 21 the Player’s Blackjack always beats the Dealer’s Blackjack and the Dealer is required to hit on soft 17 and stand on all other totals of 17 or higher. Player 21’s will always be paid immediately and up to 3 to 1. Player’s may surrender their first two cards instead of taking a hit, standing, splitting, or doubling down. To do so the Player must surrender half of their original wager and be removed from the round, but a Player cannot surrender on a Dealer’s Blackjack. Players are allowed to split cards as in standard Blackjack, but there are no restrictions on splitting Aces. In Spanish 21 Players may split Aces like any other card. Players can double down on two or more cards, even after splitting, and can double a total of three times. It is important to remember that doubling voids the Bonus 21 Payouts. Players holding hands totaling 21 may win increased odds depending on the combination of cards An interesting feature of doubling down on Spanish 21 is that you can rescue a double down (surrender) in a less than optimal situation.
Another exciting aspect of Spanish 21 is the Super Bonus. The Super Bonus requires no additional wager and pays when a Player’s first three cards are suited sevens and the Dealer’s up card is a seven.
Match the Dealer Spanish 21 Side Bet
In addition to the main game wager, Spanish 21 also features this easy to win side bet. The bet can be placed for both the Dealer’s up card and down card. It is as simple as the matching the Dealer’s first two cards with either of the Player’s first two cards. The odds are as follows:
- Non-suited Match- 3 to 1
- Suited Match- 12 to1
- Keep in mind that there are combinations. The Player could receive matches that pay 6 to 1, 15 to 1, and 24 to 1.