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Tired of classical Blackjack, want to add excitement to the classical table game? How does playing Blackjack with six decks of cards without the tens in any of the decks sound? Then you must try Spanish Blackjack. You must beat the dealer with higher cards, of course not exceeding 21 as in the classical game but with only 48 cards in each of the decks.
So how does a 48 deck card affect the game? Well the odds have been changed in favor of the house edge for around 3%. Not having tens means fewer blackjacks for you and less busting by the dealer. So, what's in it for you? The liberal rules of Spanish Blackjack, though, do compensate for this. With optimal play, the house edge on the table is lower than that of a regular blackjack table with the same rules on hitting or standing on soft 17.
You can split your hand, giving you two hands which can help your chances of winning. You can split your cards, including aces, up to four times. What is more important you can double down on any number of cards including after splitting. You can surrender and take insurance, which is handy. Also, you can surrender your original bet but save your double down bet, known as the Double Down rescue. Your blackjack will always beat the dealer's blackjack even if it is a tie.
You can bet from as little as $1 to as much as $200. Once the bet is placed, click Deal and the Dealer and you will get the first two cards, the one card that is showing face up will be the dealers.
You can hit as many as nine additional cards, if the cards don't exceed 21. If all eleven cards are dealt the hand comes to a halt.
Once you and the dealer stop hitting for cards, the hands are compared and the higher closer or equal to 21 wins the pot. Blackjack is always the winning hand and the dealer can only try to match you. The round ends when the stronger hand compared wins.