DraftKings Bringing Online Casino Game Spanish 21 to NJ

DraftKings Bringing Online Casino Game Spanish 21 to NJ
By Lou Monaco

DraftKings is adding its own game to its casino inventory in New Jersey — with other states to follow.

The sports betting and gaming platform has announced the addition of Spanish 21, a DraftKings-built casino game, to its product suite, according to a news release.

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Exclusive to DraftKings customers, Spanish 21 will be available immediately in New Jersey, with plans to expand into Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, pending regulatory approval. Online casino gaming is legal in those four states plus Delaware.

“Spanish 21 has always been a popular land-based casino game, and we are proud to exclusively bring the blackjack variant to our casino platform,” Jason March, vice president of gaming at DraftKings, said in a news release. “Developed in-house with our customers in mind, we are excited to roll the game out for our casino players.”

What is Spanish 21?

Spanish 21 is played like traditional blackjack, in which the dealer hits on 16 and stands on 17. However, a natural total of 21 on the first two cards always wins and is paid whether or not the dealer has a blackjack, the release said.

Additionally, players can double down on any number of cards, surrender after doubling down on the original bet and after splitting aces, draw unlimited subsequent cards.

DraftKings, based on Boston, is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for 50-plus operators in 17 countries.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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