Blackjack Perfect Pairs

Blackjack Perfect Pairs: A Guide to the Popular Side Bet

Ready to take your blackjack game to the next level? Discover the ins and outs of the Perfect Pairs side bet with this informative guide.

Perfect Pairs is a popular side bet option in blackjack, which allows players to bet on whether their first two cards will be a pair or not. Here are the steps to play Perfect Pairs:

  1. Place your regular blackjack bet: To play Perfect Pairs, you must first place your regular blackjack bet.
  2. Place your Perfect Pairs bet: Once you've placed your blackjack bet, you can then place your Perfect Pairs bet. The Perfect Pairs bet is a separate wager, and its outcome is determined independently of the regular blackjack bet.
  3. Receive your cards: The dealer will then deal two cards to you and two cards to themselves.
  4. Check for a pair: If your first two cards are a pair, you win the Perfect Pairs bet. The payout for a perfect pair (two identical cards) is typically the highest, while a mixed pair (two cards of the same rank but different suits) has a lower payout. If your first two cards are not a pair, you lose the Perfect Pairs bet.
  5. Continue playing blackjack: Regardless of the outcome of the Perfect Pairs bet, you continue playing blackjack as usual. If you win your regular blackjack bet, you'll receive the payout for that bet according to the blackjack rules.

It's important to note that Perfect Pairs is an optional side bet, and not all blackjack tables offer it. Additionally, the payout rates and rules may vary depending on the casino and the specific table.