If a player chooses to make a Perfect Pairs Bet, he or she must do so at the time of making the initial wager and before the dealer deals any cards. A winning Perfect Pairs hand is not affected by the dealer's hand.
In this game, you are dealt two cards face up and the dealer is dealt two cards, one face down and one face up. The goal of Perfect Pairs is to get closer to 21 points than the dealer without going over 21 points. A Perfect Pairs side bet is a bet that your first two cards will be the same, but not necessarily the same suit.
The Perfect Pairs side bet is not affected by the dealer's hand.
A "Blackjack" is a hand that totals 21 points with two cards. Blackjack automatically wins, unless both you and the dealer receive Blackjack, then you push . A total of 21 points with three or more cards is not considered Blackjack.
Cards 2 through 10 = face value
Face Cards = 10 points
Aces = 1 point or 11 points, whichever makes a better hand
Example: 6 + Ace = 7 points or 17 points
Doubling - You can only Double once in Blackjack.
Splitting - You can split the first two cards dealt if they are of equal point value. When you split, you must place an additional bet that is equal to the ante . You will now have two hands. You can continue to hit for each hand, unless the split was made for a pair of Aces, in which case you can only hit once for each hand.
To Win Perfect Pairs Side Bet (meet one)
Your first two cards are a Mixed Pair.
Your first two cards are a Colored Pair.
Your first two cards are a Perfect Pair.
To Win Main Wager (meet one)
You get Blackjack .
- Your hand is closer to 21 points than the dealer's hand and does not exceed 21 points.
- The dealer's hand exceeds 21 points while your hand does not exceed 21 points.
How the Dealer Plays
Dealer Hits on any total of 16 or less
Dealer Stands any total of 17 or more
Dealer Hits on any hard total of 16 or less
Dealer Stands on any hard total of 17 or more
Dealer Hits on any soft total of 17 or less
Dealer Stands on any soft total of 18 or more
Insurance is an additional bet that the dealer has Blackjack. You can purchase insurance when the dealer's face-up card is an Ace. Insurance cost half the amount of the ante and pays 2:1 if the dealer has Blackjack. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance is collected by the house.