How to Play Perfect Pairs
Perfect Pairs is a game found in many casinos both online and on land! Players typically associate this game with Blackjack because it is very similar. The game is played usually with six full decks of cards containing 52 cards each. During the game of Perfect Pairs, players are against the dealer, this game also offers an opportunity for bonus money based on the hand they’ve been given and by betting on the Perfect Pairs bonus bet.
When a player looks at the table, they’ll see places marked for each player to sit and also the betting box. In this game the aim is to gain a paid from the first two cards that are dealt. If the player decides to make a bet on the Perfect Pairs, they have to do it at the time of making their first bet before the dealer starts to pass out the cards, in this game it does not matter if the dealer has a pair just as long as the player has a pair.
The game begins with the dealer passing out the cards, each player receives two cards, face up. The dealer’s cards are dealt one face up, one face down. This is also a 21 game so you’ll want to get as close to 21 as possible without going over 21 points like in Blackjack. The side bet is where the perfect pairs part comes in. This is a side bet that the first two cards will be the same, the suit does not matter. Most people will hear or see the term “Blackjack” this just means that the hand totaled 21 with two cards. In this case a Blackjack automatically wins unless the dealer also has a Blackjack where then the game is a push. In perfect pairs, three cards or more is not considered a Blackjack. In Perfect Pairs, a player will also hear terms like “hit” that just means that they will need an additional card, if they hear “stand” that means the player is good where they’re at and wants to see what the dealer comes out with. “Double” means that they would like to double their bet which usually comes along with a “split” this is where the player makes an additional bet and splits their two cards and gets 2 additional cards to make 2 hands with 2 cards each.
Now, card values are important to take note of, they are as follows:
Cards 2 through 10 are taken at face value.
Face Cards are 10 points
Aces are 1 point or 11 depending on which will make a better hand.
Most avid blackjack players will advise a beginner to play online first because in the casino, the game of blackjack is the most fast paced game out there and can be very confusing at times. Here are some more tips that may help a beginner understand things from the dealer’s side of the table;
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