Perfect Pairs takes the classic game of Blackjack and offers a bonus option for players looking for a little more excitement. What makes this six-deck Blackjack game more interesting is that the player has the opportunity to win bonus money based on their opening hand by placing a Perfect Pairs bet.
How to Play
After they place their bet, the player receives a two-card hand face up while the dealer receives two cards as well, one face-up and the other face-down. Just like in Blackjack, the player is trying to achieve a hand value as close to 21 as possible without going over while beating the dealer.
In addition, the Perfect Pairs bonus allows the player to place an additional bet in the Perfect Pairs betting circle at the same time as your initial bet. If the player makes any pair using their opening two cards (8h8s, for example), they win the Perfect Pair bet. The bonus increases if the player’s paired cards are in the same color or suit. The Perfect Pairs bet is not affected by the dealer's hand.
- Perfect Pairs is played using six decks, which are reshuffled after each hand.
- Dealer will hit on a soft 17.
- The player may split up to three hands.
- The player may surrender any first two cards.
- Split aces receive only one card.
- No re-splitting of aces.
- A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.
- The player wins when they hold a score of 21 or less but greater than the dealer's final total or the player achieves a score of 21 or less when the dealer's final score exceeds 21.
- Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
- Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10.
- Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
- Click on a chip to place a bet. Place a Perfect Pairs bonus bet by clicking in the designated area.
- Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to your wager.
- To remove a bet from play, click on the chip in the betting circle.
- Minimum amount to bet is $1 while the maximum is $500.
- An ace and any ten-value card together on the initial deal is called a Blackjack. Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the dealer does not also have Blackjack.
- A player and dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a push.
- Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
- Insurance pays 2 to 1.
- Any winning score of 21 after a split is paid 1 to 1.
- Any mixed Perfect Pair bonus bet gets a 5 to 1 payout.
- A Perfect Pair bonus bet with the same colors receives a 12 to 1 payout.
- A Perfect Pair bonus bet receives a 30 to 1 payout.
- Deal - Used to start the game after the player has placed their bet.
- Hit - Used when the player want to be dealt another card. Players can hit as many times as they like unless the total of the cards equals or exceeds 21.
- Stand - Used when the player wants to keep the hand dealt to them. This automatically happens if the player hits 21 or chooses to double down.
- Double - After being dealt the first two cards, the player can decide to double down. The bet on the hand is doubled and one additional card is dealt to the player.
- Split - When the player’s first two cards match, they can opt to split them into two separate hands. The player can split twice and have up to three hands at one time. When the player splits two aces, only one additional card can be dealt for each hand. Aces can only be split once. It's important to note that a hand total of 21 after splitting aces is considered 21, not Blackjack.
- Surrender - If a player opts to surrender their hand, they get back 50% of their bet and the other half goes to the house.
- Rebet: After the player has finished playing a hand, they can click Rebet to wager the previous amount again.
- Insurance: If the dealer is showing an ace as their face-up card, then the player may place a supplemental bet called Insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the dealer has Blackjack, the player will receive an Insurance payout of 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player loses the Insurance bet, and the player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the dealer's. If the dealer and the player both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and the player gets the amount won by taking Insurance, called even money.
- Bust - When either the dealer's or the player's cards equal more than 21.
- Bust Card - The individual card that brings a hand’s total to over 21.
- Hole Card - The dealer card that remains face-down until the player’s hands have been resolved.
- Paint - Any face card, such as a king or queen.
- Push - When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.
- Soft Hand - Any hand in which an ace is counted as an 11.
- Stand – Choosing to receive no more cards from the dealer.
- Stiff – A hard hand total between 12 and 16.
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