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Spanish Blackjack (also refer to as Spanish 21) is a yet another interesting variation of Blackjack. Depending on the rules set by the house, Spanish Blackjack is probably a smarter play than Blackjack.

Spanish 21 uses six decks, each deck consisting of 48 cards, the regular 52 card deck without the four 10s. To make up for the advantage that this gives to the house, this game gives the Player a set of favorable rules. The game is based on Blackjack rules, including double after split, late surrender, and re-splitting aces. In addition Spanish 21 offers the follows rule enhancements:

Blackjack Basics

The objective of the game is obtaining a hand value that is closest to 21 and higher than the Dealer's hand without going over. Your hand or hands, depending at which table you play in the casino, will play against the total of the Dealer's hand.

How to Play

Initially, both the Dealer and the Player are dealt two cards per hand. Player cards are dealt face up and one Dealer card is dealt face up. A Blackjack is when the sum of the first two totals 21. The combination can be any Ace with any card with a value of 10.

Deck

The shoe of cards can consist of any number of decks from one to eight, this depends of the rules of the house. The number of decks used at a table will affect the odds of house. The more decks in use, the better the odds are for the house. The casino lobby indicates the number of decks used in each game.

Cards Value

In Blackjack, the cards are valued as follows: An Ace can count as either 1 or 11. Cards from 2 through 9 keep their face value. The 10, Jack, Queen, and King are all valued at 10.

The Dealer Hand

The plays that the Dealer makes are defined by a set of table rules that determine his actions. Usually these rules are indicated on the Blackjack table. The main guidelines for the Dealer hand are: