Perfect Pairs Blackjack

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Perfect Pairs Blackjack is a variation of the classic blackjack game. This original version includes an extra bet: the perfect pairs.

In order to win, you need to have a hand that is over the dealer's without ever exceeding 21. If both your hand and the dealer's exceed 21, the dealer wins over you. Only if you obtain 21 points after the first deal will you have a Blackjack.

The principle of Perfect Pairs Blackjack (extra bet) consists in betting when you think you have a pair with the first two cards you receive.

Rules of Perfect Pairs Blackjack

The game is played with six 52-card decks, which are shuffled at every round.

The rules of Perfect Pairs Blackjack are identical to those of classic Blackjack. The only difference, and not the least important, is that Perfect Pairs Blackjack includes an extra bet.

As for the croupier, they receive two cards from the beginning, just like the other players.

The players receive their cards face up, while for the croupier one card is face up, with the other one placed face down on the blackjack table. The croupier's hand must not exceed 17 and if they reach only 16 points or less, they need to draw an extra card.

A natural blackjack from the start is paid immediately at 3 on 2. As soon as the cards are dealt, the croupier checks whether there is a blackjack or not and makes the payment.

Rules to double

The different players can double if the total score after the initial deal (first two cards) is 9, 10 or 11. Moreover, a player can't double after splitting their hand.

Rules to split

In this version, a player can split their hand only once. They can't split Aces which have already been split and can draw only one extra card per Ace already split.

Perfect Pairs and its winnings

After checking every player's cards to see if there is any blackjack, the croupier checks if there are any perfect pairs. Every player who has placed a bet are paid immediately if they have a pair, or they lose their bet if that is not the case.

Payments

  • A perfect pair is a pair of two identical cards (i.e. two Queens of hearts) and it pays 30 on 1.
  • A mixed pair is a pair with two identical cards in terms of value but with different suits (i.e. an 8 of hearts and an 8 of clubs) and it pays 7 on 1.
  • Finally, a coloured pair is a pair with the same colour but a different suit. For example, a 2 of hearts and a 2 of diamonds, which pays 15 on 1.