Spanish 21?
  • By the way, on my trip to Atlantic City I have noticed that Spanish 21 is immensely popular there.

    I haven't played it, but from what I know there are no tens in Spanish 21, so that's like starting with a low TC... How did the game become so popular if the house edge is so high even without counting ?
  • Gimmicks, gimmicks and still more gimmicks. Bonuses for 678, 777, 5-card and 6-card 21's, etc. By the way go over to thewizardofodds.com and look-up the game... there is a special strategy. It looks weird to the uninitiated... hitting 12 and 13 ALL THE TIME, doubling on 9 ONLY against a 6, et cetera.

    The most important thing... Make sure you know if the dealer HITS or STANDS on Soft 17. The latter is played here in CT with a house advantage similar to a typical 8-deck game w/o surrender (0.4%)... H17 is MUCH worse, having a house advantage of nearly 0.75%.

    HEADS UP!
  • SLpgh..why didn't you play Spanish 21? Some friends told me it's a lot of fun.
  • jimpenn said:
    SLpgh..why didn't you play Spanish 21? Some friends told me it's a lot of fun.


    As I said, from looking at it, it seems like a sucker game: get good rules except that the count is low since there are no face cards. I'm just wondering if the game is really such, or there is actually something that makes it attractive. I've played 21 when I was younger at home, but then the "bank" switches from player to player. I would assume that in spanish 21 the casino is always bank

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