Spanish 21 is similar to traditional Blackjack but with more options and payouts. One difference is that all numbered “10” cards are removed from the deck leaving 48 cards in each deck. Jacks, Queens and Kings count as 10. Aces count as 1 or 11 (whatever is to the Player’s advantage). All other cards count at face value.

Spanish 21 has the same rules as traditional Blackjack with the following exceptions:

Player’s Blackjack

Player’s Blackjack (pays 3 to 2) always beats Dealer’s Blackjack.

Player’s total of 21

Player’s total of 21 always beats the Dealer’s total of 21.

Certain Player “21” totals result in additional Spanish 21 payouts.

Pair splitting

Players may split cards of equal value including Aces up to three times, creating four hands. Hitting and doubling of split hands including Aces is permitted.

Double Down Rescue

After a Player Doubles Down they may choose to RESCUE (take back) the doubled portion of his or her bet, but forfeits the original wager. Busted Double Downs cannot be rescued. Double Down Rescue is permitted after splitting.


After a Player has received their first two cards, they may elect to “Surrender” half of their original wager. Half of the original wager will collected by the Dealer and the Player’s cards will be collected by the Dealer. The Player may not use hand signals when requesting to Surrender. Instead they must verbalize their request to the Dealer.

Spanish 21 payouts

All Spanish 21 payoffs are based on the Players’ hands totaling 21.

5-Card 21Pays 3 to 2
6-Card 21Pays 2 to 1
7+ Card 12Pays 3 to 1
6-7-8 Mixed SuitsPays 3 to 2
6-7-8 Suited3 to 1
7-7-7 Mixed SuitsPays 3 to 2
7-7-7 SuitedPays 2 to 1
7-7-7 SpadedPays 3 to 1

Super Bonus

If the Player receives three 7s of the same suit and the Dealer’s up card is a 7, the Player is also paid a fixed bonus depending on the amount of the wager. $5–$24.50 wager wins $1,000, $25+ wager wins $5,000. An Envy Bonus of $50 is paid to all Players that made a wager during that round of play. Splitting/Doubling VOIDS Super Bonus.

Match the Dealer

Players may place a side wager that will win if either one or two of their initial cards match the dealers up card. The Minimum bet on Match the Dealer is $1 and the Maximum is $100.

Match The Dealer Payouts

1 Non-Suited MatchPays 3 to 1
2 Non-Suited MatchesPays 6 to 1
1 Suited MatchPays 12 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match and 1 Suited MatchPays 15 to 1
2 Suited MatchesPays 24 to 1

Player’s Blackjack