Spanish 21 Rules

Spanish 21 also known as Match 21, has many rules which are advantageous for the Blackjack player, but has one major disadvantage which seems to even things out.  In Spanish twenty-one the 10's in the deck are removed making it a 48 card deck.  This makes Spanish 21 one of the most interesting of Blackjack games to play and it is very important to use correct Spanish 21 Blackjack strategy in order to have a chance at winning.




Spanish 21 Rules

Benefits:
- Dealer peeks at its hole card when the up card is an Ace or a ten value card
- Late surrender is allowed
- Surrendering after doubling down is allowed
- A player BJ beats a dealer's BJ
- A player's 21 will beat a dealer's 21
- Players can double down on any two cards
- You may re-double once
- Aces can be re-split
- Players can hit and double down on split Aces
- Doubling down after splits is allowed
- Players can re-split up to three times to make four hands
- 6, 7, 8 or 7, 7, 7 mixed suits pays out 3:2
- 6, 7, 8 or 7, 7, 7 same suit pays out 2:1
- 6, 7, 8 or 7, 7, 7 of spades pays out 3:1
- 7, 7, 7 suited when the dealer's up card is a 7 pays out 50:1
- A 5 card 21 pays 3:2, A 6 card 21 pays 2:1, A 7 card 21 pays 3:1
Draw backs:
- Dealer hits on soft 17
- Eight decks of cards are used
- only 48 cards in a deck, 10's are removed from the deck


Spanish 21 Strategy Chart

We have a chart that displays the perfect Spanish Twenty-One strategy.



Your
Hand

Dealer's up card

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

12

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

13

H

H

H

H

S

H

H

H

H

H

14

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

15

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

Su

17

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Su

18-20

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A2 - A3

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

A4 - A5

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A6

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A7

S

S

D

D

D

S

S

H

H

H

A8 - A9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

2's - 3's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4's

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

5's

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

6's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

7's - 8's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

9's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

10's

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H=Hit, D=Double, S=Stand, SP=Split, Su=Surrender