Blackjack Side Bets is a standard table game that is played with six decks of 52 cards and includes two most popular side bets: Perfect Pairs and 21+3. You can choose to play up to three Bet Places. The game begins once all the Side Bets are verified and paid. SIDE BETS If you set a bet in the betting area, you can also set one or both Side Bets for that betting area. It is not possible to set one or both Side Bets if you haven’t set a bet for the bet position. Once all the bets are set, press the ‘Deal’ or ‘Repeat’ button, the game will draw a card for each bet position. When all the bet positions have a card, a card will be delivered to the Dealer position. When all the bet positions and the Dealer position have one card, the second card will be delivered to all the ‘active’ bet positions and a covered card will be delivered to the Dealer position. Once all the cards are drawn, the winning Side Bets will be verified, starting from the Perfect Pair set in the right bet place, followed by the 21+3 (at the same Bet Place). A pop-up message will display for every winning Side bet. THE BLACKJACK GAME To begin each round, place your bets in the Bet Places with the objective of winning money by creating card totals higher than those of the dealer’s hand but not exceeding 21 or by stopping at a total in the hope that the dealer will bust. Your options are to “hit” (take a card), “stand” (end your turn and stop without taking a card), “double” (double your initial wager), or “split” (if the two cards have the same value, separate them to make two hands). After you finish playing, the dealer’s hand is resolved by drawing cards until the hand achieves a total of 17 or higher (a dealer total of 17 including an ace valued as 11, also known as a “soft 17”). The dealer can double, but not after a split on Aces. If the dealer busts (the hands value is bigger than 21), all remaining Bet Places hands win. If the dealer does not bust, each remaining bet wins if its hand is higher than the dealer’s and loses if it is lower. If you end up with the same hand value as the dealer (a “push”), you get your bet amount back. INSURANCE An Insurance feature is also available. If the dealer’s up-card is an ace, you can buy “insurance” against the dealer’s hand being ‘blackjack’. It costs 50% of your original wager and pays 2 to 1. If the dealer has a ‘blackjack’, the game ends and you break even on the hand.