derik999
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March 14th, 2010 at 4:26:44 PM permalink
Any regular BJ players find this game to be a fun alternative? After reading up a little bit on it it looks like something worth trying out.
teddys
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March 15th, 2010 at 9:29:19 AM permalink
Yeah, it's a fun alternative and a challenge to learn. In some places it actually has better odds than regular blackjack. Depends what jurisdiction you are in. Just be prepared for some people jumping down your throat when you use the correct strategy.
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boymimbo
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March 15th, 2010 at 9:39:57 AM permalink
That and Blackjack Switch you will get jumped on for not playing like regular blackjack. People don't understand that a lack of a 10 in Spanish and the 22 push in Switch changes basic strategy.

But both are fun to play and different than regular blackjack with similar house advantages and probabilities. Just take a strategy card in with you if you're not familiar with the game.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 15th, 2010 at 9:40:36 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

Just be prepared for some people jumping down your throat when you use the correct strategy.

Or using BJ strategy.

The first time I played I was losing, then got into a hand where I wasn't sure what to do, so I pulled my strategy card out of my wallet.

The guy next to me looked at it, and said "BJ strategy cards don't work with this game." I looked at him as if I was waiting for a reason, so he followed it up with "Haven't you noticed? There are no tens in the deck. That changes everything."

At that point it all made sense. I left the table, but as I was leaving, I couldn't help all of the non-politically-correct thoughts that were running thru my head about the origin of the game. Or at least the origin of the game's name.
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cardshark
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March 15th, 2010 at 10:57:05 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear



At that point it all made sense. I left the table, but as I was leaving, I couldn't help all of the non-politically-correct thoughts that were running thru my head about the origin of the game. Or at least the origin of the game's name.



Haha, well just so you know, Masque Publishing most likely chose the name "Spanish 21" not for the reasons you thought of. It was probably because a Spanish deck of cards only contains 48 cards:

-4 suits, 12 cards per suit
-1 through 9 plus:
. La Sota (the knave in English) - numbered 10
. El Caballo (the knight in English) - numbered 11 and
. El Rey (the king in English) - numbered 12
NicksGamingStuff
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March 15th, 2010 at 3:28:45 PM permalink
Is there a simple explanation for the change in strategy for BJ switch/ spanish 21? I have payed BJ switch and play it like I would against any ol' CSM, but for spanish 21 I have not played because I am a bit confused about the change in strategy for it

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