Online Players Association Membership grows
January 20th 2021 saw our 2500th Player Member join.
Membership since the start of 2003 has grown significantly not only for Player Members but we have also seen no less than sixteen casinos apply to join since the start of the Year! Proving yet again The Online Players Association is the most respected Online Gaming Watchdog around, neither led nor directed by the “Human Zoo” element that can often be found online!
We contacted our 2500th Member to ask if he would explain why he joined;
“I have been playing online for 4 Months now and noticed your logo on a casinos website I decided to see what The Online Players Association is about. I have to say I was impressed with what I saw, the very fact that casinos are happy to join collectively showing they really do care about players. Should (and I hope I don’t) I get into a situation whereby I need some assistance I will feel better knowing that you guys exist, and with the casinos showing they are willing to listen to players and yourselves should a problem arise I will stick to playing your Approved Casinos in future”
Spanish 21 is a variation of blackjack that is one of the best bets in a casino. In locations where the dealer stands on a soft 17 or redoubling is allowed, Spanish 21 is probably a better bet than blackjack, depending on the specific blackjack rules. If you are looking for a change of pace from traditional blackjack but insist on a game with a low house edge you may find new excitement in Spanish 21.
Spanish 21 uses six or eight Spanish decks, each deck consisting of 48 cards — the regular 52 cards less the four tens. Any card counter can tell you that removing any 10-point card from the cards moves the odds in favor of the dealer. To make up for this Spanish 21 gives to the player a host of bonuses and favorable rules. The rules are based on liberal 6-8 deck blackjack rules, including double after split, late surrender, and resplitting aces. In addition Spanish 21 offers the follows rule enhancements:
A player 21 always wins.
Poker Qq Online Player blackjack beats dealer blackjack.
Player may double on any number of cards.
Player may hit and double down after splitting aces.
Player may surrender half of total bet after doubling down (known as “double down rescue.”)
A five-card 21 pays 3:2, a six-card 21 pays 2:1, a seven or more card 21 pays 3:1.
A 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 of mixed suits pays 3:2, of the same suit pays 2:1, and of spades pays 3:1.
Suited 7-7-7 when the dealer has a seven face up pays $1000 for bets of $5-$24 and $5000 for bets of $25 or over. In addition, all other players receive a $50 “envy bonus.” This rule does not apply after splitting.
- Dealer usually hits a soft 17 .
- All 21 bonus hands do not count if the result of doubling.
- Usually 6-8 Six Spanish decks are used.
- Some casinos allow redoubling, up to three times.
Following is my Spanish 21 basic strategy when the dealer hits a soft 17. This strategy is based on a combinatorial analysis and is verified by an infinite deck model in Excel. In some hands the strategy is different than the one by Lenny Frome which appears in Armada Strategies for Spanish 21 by Frank Scoblete and Secrects of the New Casino Games by Martin Jensen. Unfortunatly Lenny has passed away and I can not challenge him on his strategy. However I believe he didn’t implement the double down rescue feature correctly and I stand firmly behind my strategy and believe all others to be in error.