Spanish 21 is an exciting variation on blackjack, and it is one of the most popular table games at Blue Lake Casino Hotel. In this version of the game, all of the 10s are removed from the deck, but all the other rules of blackjack are the same. Players have to use jacks, queens, and kings to make the same hands, or they have to rely on more, lower-value cards to get to 21.
Here are five tips for enjoying this fun game and for winning big:
Use Basic Blackjack Strategy
You might think that with different cards in the deck, you need to use a different strategy to win at Spanish 21. But using the same basic strategies that you use in blackjack will also help you win in Spanish 21.
Split Low Pairs
Spanish 21 pays out different amounts based on how many cards you use to get to 21. Therefore, it pays to split your hand if you have a low-value pair. You will double your chances of winning a big payout by giving yourself two hands to get to 21 with more cards.
Match the Dealer
Cards are dealt face-up, one at a time in Spanish 21. Before dealing starts, you can place a “Match the Dealer” bet that predicts that one of the two cards you are dealt will match the dealer’s first card. If you win, you get a big payout. If the card also matches suit, the payout will be higher, and if both of your first two cards match the dealer’s first card, you get an even bigger payout.
If the dealer’s face-up card is an ace, there is a good chance that the dealer will have 21. If you see that the dealer has a face-up ace, place an insurance bet. Then, if the dealer does get blackjack, you will still get paid 2-1.
Know the Bonus Bets
Many bonus bets are available for Spanish 21, which is part of what makes it a popular game. Know what the bonus bets are before you play so that you can capitalize on them appropriately. Some bets include getting triple 7s to make a 21; getting a five-, six-, or seven-card hand; and a hand of 6, 7, 8. There are variations by casino, and the payouts all vary. Make sure you ask about current bonus bets when you join the table.
Play Spanish 21 at Blue Lake Casino Hotel
Spanish 21 is a fast-paced game that offers many opportunities to win. It is beginner-friendly, and it doesn’t require complex strategy. If you have any questions, just ask the dealer, who would be happy to provide information about rules of play and betting. Visit Blue Lake Casino Hotel today to play Spanish 21 in our table games room. After you’ve collected your winnings, head over to one of our dining areas for a delicious meal, or step into the Wave Lounge for some live music. You can also explore many other table games and slots for even more chances to win.