Tips for Playing Microgaming's Spanish Blackjack

Spanish blackjack is played much like its standard counterpart with one major difference. In this variation, all of the tens have been removed to create a deck of 48 cards, and some additional rules have been put in place to make the game fair.

Rules in Spanish Blackjack

In Spanish blackjack, late surrenders and doubling after splits is always allowed. Players who complete a hand of 21 will always win, regardless of the dealer's hand. The player can double on as many cards as he or she chooses, and players may also surrender after doubling. In the Microgaming variation, the dealer must always hit on soft 17, up to eight decks can be used in one shoe, and redoubling is only allowed once during any given hand.

Payouts

• Five card 21 pays three to two
• Six card 21 pays two to one
• A 21 made with seven or more cards pays three to one
• A 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 combination made with mixed suits pays out three to two
• A 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 combination of the same suit pays out two to one
• A 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 combination of Spades pays out three to one

Strategy

The strategy a player chooses to use when playing Microgaming Spanish blackjack is the much the same as other variants of the game. Players who need assistance with learning how to make decisions can find Spanish blackjack strategy charts on this website and throughout the Internet, but it must be mentioned that Microgaming has its own set of rules that could change the effectiveness of these charts.

Spanish blackjack is a great alternative to traditional blackjack in that it presents a bit of a challenge for seasoned players. Microgaming offers one of the best online Spanish blackjack games in the industry with a house edge as low as 0.2% with the proper strategy.