Spanish Blackjack

Introduction

This Spanish blackjack is played differently to the standard blackjacks, as there are 8 packs, each with 48 cards.
The missing cards are four tens.
The idea of this gold series is to have a hand with higher value than that of the dealer’s.
Alternatively, a player can win if the dealer’s hand’s value is higher than 21.

How to Play

If there are two cards with the same denomination, i.e. value, then a player can opt for a split.

Double down is available on any card.
A player can also choose to back down after he has used double down feature.
This is called double down rescue.

A side bet, placed as insurance if a dealer gets a blackjack, is possible.

Late surrender, to give up the hand after the dealer has seen his, is possible.

The dealer can check his card that’s face down in case there’s an ace or 10-value card.

When he gets a hand worth 17, the dealer stands, i.e. does not draw cards anymore.
This rule does not apply to the soft hand, when there is an ace that counts as eleven.

A player can earn bonus amounts by completing the bonus hand combos.

The size of the chips is selected using chip selection button.

Betting circle is used to set the bet amount.

In case a player wishes to raise the bet amount, he needs to press the bet he wishes to raise.

Holding a shift key and clicking on the bet will remove it or decrease the bet amount.

Rebet is used to set the same bet amount as previous game.

Clear bets is used to delete the bets from the table.

Deal gives a player two cards and the dealer two as well, one face up the other down.

Now, a player can choose what to do, depending on the cards he got:
hit- for another card,
stand- not to receive more cards,
split- to divide the hand into two, provided the cards have the same value (this option is allowed only once in a game),
double down( place a side bet that is the same as the regular one)
take insurance (if the dealer’s card that a player can see is an ace, the side bet can be placed to insure against the blackjack by pressing yes )
not take insurance (if the dealer’s card that a player can see is an ace, the side bet can be placed to insure against the blackjack, but a player can discard this by clicking no).

late surrender (is used by the player when he thinks he’ll lose the game; a player can use this feature for the first 2 cards as well as after he has used a double down feature; prior to surrendering the hand, the dealer has to see whether he has a blackjack; the insurance bets also have to be settled; the player gives half of his bet amount)
If the player and dealer’s hands are the same, i.e. push, the bet amount is returned.

Blackjack results in 3:2 odds, standard winning into 1:1, and insurance winning into 2:1
Bonus payouts are not available after the double down.
They also do not apply to the blackjack winnings.
Bonus hands are: 1) 3 7s of the same suit, the dealer also has a 7 face up – the odds for this hand are 50:1; 2) 5 cards have the value of 21- the odds for this hand are 3:2; 3) 6,7,8, of a mixed suit, the odds being 3:2; 4) 3 7s of a mixed suit, the odds are 3:2; 5) 6,7,8, of spades, the odds are 3:1, 6) 7+cards that have the value of 21, the odds are 3:1; 7) 6 cards with the value of 21, the odds are 2:1; 8) 6,7,8 of the same suit, the odds are 2:1 and 9) 3 7s of the same suit, the odds are 2:1.

Game Rules

Blackjack, as the strongest hand will automatically stand, when either a player or dealer gets it.

This is also the only win that is not possible to beat.
It is possible to match it though, in which case it’s a tie and a bet amount is returned to the player.

King, queen and jack are valued at 10.

Ace is valued at 1 or 11.

The maximum cards that a hand can have is 11.

If there are 11 cards, and the value of the hand is still less than 21, the hand will stand.

If the value of the hand is 21, consisting of an ace and another card that’s worth 10, this is considered a blackjack.

The dealer draws another card if he has a soft hand.

Late surrender, to give up the hand after the dealer has seen his, is possible.

The dealer can check his card that’s face down in case there’s an ace or 10-value card.

Double down is available on any card.
A player can also choose to back down after he has used double down feature.
This is called double down rescue.

Insurance is valued as half of the bet that a player has staked originally.
If the dealer doesn’t get a blackjack, the insurance fees are taken.
If he has, then it pays at 2:1.

Spanish Blackjack