Perfect Pairs

Perfect Pairs

Game Description

If you’re looking to get a little more fun and excitement out of your typical Blackjack game then Perfect Pairs is the game for you. The general rules of the game are the same as in regular Blackjack – beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21 and you’re in the money. However, what makes this game stand out is that you can score extra money by placing a Perfect Pairs wager. If you place such a wager and your two cards create a pair, you’ll be collecting quite a nice stack of cash.

 

How to Play

After placing their bet, the player receives a two-card hand face up while the dealer receives one card face up and the other face down. Just like in Blackjack, the player wants to acquire a hand value that comes as close to 21 as possible without going over while also beating the dealer’s hand.

The Perfect Pairs bonus allows the player to place an additional bet in the Perfect Pairs betting circle at the same time as their initial bet. If the player makes any pair using their opening two cards (for example: 8 of Hearts and 8 of Spades), they win the Perfect Pair bet. The bonus increases if the player’s paired cards are of the same color or suit. The Perfect Pairs bet is not affected by the dealer's hand.

 

Rules

  • Perfect Pairs is played using six decks, which are re-shuffled 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 paired with a ten-value card is not considered a Blackjack.
  • The player wins if they hold a score of 21 or less but greater than the dealer's final total or when they achieve a score of 21 or less when the dealer's final score exceeds 21.
     

Card Values

  • Cards 2 to 10 are face value.
  • Jacks, queens and kings are worth 10.
  • Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
     

Betting

  • The player must click on a chip to place a bet.
  • The player may place a Perfect Pairs Bonus Bet by clicking in the designated area.
  • Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
  • To remove a bet from play, the player can click on the chip in the betting circle.
  • Minimum amount to bet is $1 while the maximum is $500.
     

Payouts

  • An ace and any 10-value card paired together on the initial Deal is called a Blackjack. Blackjack pays 3:2, providing that the dealer does not also have a Blackjack.
  • If the player and dealer each have a Blackjack, the hand results in a tie, also known as a push.
  • Any other winning hand is paid 1:1.
  • Insurance pays 2:1.
  • Any winning score of 21 after a Split is paid 1:1.
  • Any Mixed Perfect Pair Bonus Bet gets a 6:1 payout.
  • A Colored Perfect Pair Bonus Bet receives a 12:1 payout.
  • A Perfect Pair Bonus Bet receives a 25:1 payout.
     

Buttons

  • Deal - Starts the game after the player has placed their bet.
  • Hit - Clicked when the player wants to be dealt another card. The player can hit as many times as they like unless the total of their cards equals or exceeds 21.
  • Stand - Clicked when the player wants to keep the hand that has been dealt to them. This automatically happens if the player hits 21 or Doubles 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 play 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 the player opts to Surrender their hand, they get 50% of their bet back. The other half goes to the house.
  • Rebet - After having finished playing a hand, the player can click Rebet to wager the previous amount again.
  • Insurance - If the dealer is showing an ace as their face-up card, 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 receives an Insurance payout of 2:1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player loses the Insurance bet and their initial bet is then settled by comparing their cards with the dealer's. If the dealer and the player both have Blackjack, the game is considered a push and the player gets even money – the amount won by taking Insurance.
     

Glossary

  • 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 over 21.
  • Hole Card – The dealer’s 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.