Free Spanish Blackjack
Played with eight Spanish decks of 48 cards, Spanish Blackjack by Microgaming is a highly entertaining variant of the classic game that offers a lot more winning opportunities than standard versions of the casino classic. The game is quite similar to its Games OS counterpart, with the main difference being that the former allows the player to double down two times per hand instead of just once.
Spanish 21 has quite unique rules and those can vary from one casino to another. For example, in addition to standard Blackjack payouts, this game provides gamers with an opportunity to land bonus wins ranging from 2:1 to 50:1, while in Pirate 21 ( a different US friendly Spanish 21 game) the bonus is fixed on $5,000 or $1,000. Please check our main Spanish 21 rules page for more details.
Free Spanish 21 Blackjack
Where to Play
|Casino||Bonus||Why it’s here||Best Game|
|100% up to $1000||Best for USA and AUS casino||Single Deck – 0.08% house edge|
|100% up to £/$/€ 100||Best for UK, Canada and EU||Classic Blackjack – 0.21% house edge|
|150% up to $300||Fastest USA Withdrawals||N/A|
Spanish Blackjack Rules
Spanish 21 is a hole-card game, where dealer checks for Blackjack, but the good news is that player blackjack and player 21 beat dealer blackjack and dealer 21 respectively. On top of that, dealer must hit on soft 17.
The eight 48-card decks in use are all without four ten cards, which ads an element of surprise, while players will enjoy having access to Late Surrender and Double Down Rescue (Surrender after doubling down).
Double down is available on any number of cards, twice per single hand and even available after split, although those hands automatically stand. Meanwhile, you can split up to three times per round and have the option to hit on a split Ace.
Spanish Blackjack may feature similar gameplay to the original, with blackjack and insurance paying 3:2 and 2:1 respectively, but it is the bonus payouts, which do not apply after doubling down, that add a great deal of excitement.
Player’s suited 7-7-7 hand when the dealer has a 7 face up pays whopping 50:1, whereas 5-card and 6-card 21 totals pay 3:2 and 2:1 respectively. A 3 to 1 payout is awarded when you get 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 of spades, but also on a 21 total with 7 or more cards.
A hand consisting of 7-7-7 or 6-7-8 of mixed suit pays 3:2 and same combination of same suit awards a 2 to 1 payout.
Bottom line: Microgaming version, with 0.42%, offers by far the lowest house edge of all Spanish 21 variations available online.
Limits & User Interface
Spanish 21 Microgaming is able to accommodate most table game enthusiasts due to the fact that it supports wagers from $1 to $200 per round. When it comes to graphics and user interface, these were quite outdated in the standard version, but have been seriously improved with the release of Gold variant, which is the free game you can play here.