Basics Of Blackjack Perfect Pairs

Blackjack Perfect Pairs is one of the most popular blackjack variations. The game remains the same as the traditional game, with the main difference being that there is a side bet that can win a jackpot. This bet can also provide a 30-to-1 payout per hand! The players play the traditional way and place the extra bet on a perfect pair which can be up to $25. If the first two cards are a pair, the bonus for pairs is paid out.

Rules of Blackjack Perfect Pairs

Highest payout on Perfect pairs is for a pair of the same suit - 30 to 1.The game rules are a lot like the traditional blackjack rules, but if the player wins or loses in the game against the dealer, the side bet may bring him an extra win.

Dealer Actions

Each player is dealt two cards including the dealer. The cards of the players are dealt face up, while the dealer's cards are dealt one face up and another facing down. A blackjack is paid 3-to-2 immediately. The dealer has to stand on 17 or above and hit if he has 16 or below.

After the cards are dealt, the dealer checks for blackjack and then pays out any Perfect pair bets. The players that have a pair with their first two cards and placed the side bet win. The side bets that lost are removed from the table.

Player Actions


  • Re-splitting is allowed up to two times
  • No re-splitting Aces
  • Split Aces get only one more card

Doubling Down:

  • Doubling is allowed on any first two cards
  • Players cannot double after they Split Aces.

Special Payouts for a pair:

  • A Mixed pair (which means pair of different color as 7 of diamonds and 7 of clubs) = pays 5-to-1 (in some casinos it is 6-to-1)
  • A Colored pair (a pair of the same color, but different suit as 8 of diamonds and 8 of hearts) = pays 10-to-1 (in some casinos it pays 12-to-1)
  • A Perfect pair (a pair of the same suit as two Jacks of diamonds) = pays 30-to-1 (in some casinos 25-to-1)

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