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Blackjack


Also known as twenty-one, blackjack is one of the most widely played casino games in the world, and can be a thrill ride for aficionados and beginners alike!


Spirit Mountain Casino offers 17 various blackjack tables, spread throughout our smoking and non-smoking areas. For the blackjack enthusiasts that like to branch out, you will find several variations throughout the casino, including six-deck 21, Spanish 21, Super Bonus Single-Deck and Free Bet blackjack. Looking for high-stakes blackjack games? You’ll find limits of up to $1,000 on some games! We’re always looking to provide you exciting gaming options, and that is especially true with our blackjack offerings. See our Specialty Games and Blackjack Rules below.

Learn more about our other exciting table games, slots, and more!


SPECIALTY BLACKJACK GAMES
 

NEW! SPANISH 21

Spanish 21 is back by popular demand! 

This thrilling variation of the traditional blackjack game offers more play options and more ways to win, including the popular “Match the Dealer” side-bet and Super Bonus Jackpot!

We start by removing all “10’s” from the decks. In Spanish 21 players are paid immediately on any Blackjack or 21 card total – you don’t have to play against the Dealer! Players may also surrender their hand on the first two cards and forfeit half their wager.

Not only do you get paid immediately on any hand total of 21, but certain 21’s get paid bonus odds! If you have a 6-7-8, 7-7-7, or five-card 21 or higher, you get paid up to 3-to-1!  If you get three suited 7’s and the Dealer’s up-card is a 7, you win the “Super Bonus” payout of up to $5000!

To add to the fun, you can double on two or more cards, double-down on any card total, and “rescue” your double-down if you are dissatisfied with the hand. Aces can also be split or doubled just like any other pair, creating a total of four hands!

Spanish 21 also features an exciting side-bet called “Match the Dealer”. If either or both of your first two cards match the Dealer’s up-card in rank, you win up to 18-to-1!

SINGLE DECK BLACKJACK FEATURING SUPER BONUS

Super Bonus Single Deck Blackjack is our unique specialty blackjack game. Wager a side-bet of $1-$25. If you or the dealer gets a blackjack on the first deal of the cards immediately after a shuffle you win! Super Bonus pays 17-1. 

FREE BET BLACKJACK

Free Bet Blackjack lets you double down and split... for free! If you choose the free bet options, the dealer will place a special lammer next to your original wager. If you end up winning the hand, you get paid as if you had made a traditional split or double, even though you didn't put any additional money at risk. You may split any pairs for free except 10-value cards. You may double down for free on any hard two-card totals of 9, 10, or 11. Regular doubles and splits are still allowed as well. If the dealer busts with a point total of 22, any bets you have left in action are pushes.


BLACKJACK RULES

  1. If your total is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win.
  2. If you "hit" and your total is more than 21, you lose.
  3. If you and the dealer have the same total, it is a tie, or push.

 

OBJECT OF THE GAME

Blackjack, or 21, is a popular and fun casino game in which everyone plays against the dealer. The dealer gives each player two cards, both face-up. The dealer also gets two cards, one face-down and the other face-up. The object is to draw cards that total 21, or as close to 21 as possible, without going over (busting). Jacks, queens, kings, and tens count as 10. An ace may be played as a 1 or an 11. All other cards are played at face value. Most of our tables deal from a box called a “shoe”, and a majority of our tables use six decks.

 

PROPER HAND SIGNALS

Using non-verbal communication with the dealer helps to improve the flow of the game. With hand signals, you can indicate when you wish to “hit” (be dealt another card) or “stand.” (not be dealt another card) Please ask your dealer for the appropriate signals.

 

SPLIT AND DOUBLE DOWN

Blackjack gives players a variety of options to win big. One of them is to split your cards. You may take this option when you have two original cards that have the same value (4’s or 8’s, for example). You can split the two cards and play each hand individually. However, you must bet the same amount as your original wager on the split hand. You may split up to four times. You may then take as many hits as you want. If you split a pair of aces, you will receive only one card on each of the hands. Players also have the option of increasing their wager by “doubling down”. When you double down you are allowed to double your bet after receiving your fist two cards. You then receive only one additional card. The dealer makes no decision in playing his or her hand.

 

THE DEALER

Keep in mind that the dealer is required to “hit” on all soft 17’s and below, and “stand” on all hard 17’s and above. All of our friendly dealers will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding blackjack rules and game play.

 

HARD VS. SOFT HANDS

One important aspect of blackjack is “hard” and “soft” hands. These concepts not only affect the rules of when the dealer must hit or stand, but also can also affect the player’s blackjack strategy. A “hard hand” is a hand with no ace. In this situation, an ace must count as 1. A “soft hand” is a hand with an ace. In a soft hand, an ace will count as an 11. Be sure to check the casino rules for more information on hard and soft blackjack hands.
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