Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold Multi-Hand
Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold Series Multi-Hand (Microgaming) Rules & Strategy Card - How To PlayMicrogaming online casinos offer 5 different versions of "European" games including Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold Multi-Hand game that is played with 2 standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled before each game. In Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold Multi-Hand version, the table game is based on the European rules but includes an additional (optional) Perfect Pairs side bet that may bring you additional bonus payoffs.
This new addition to the collection of Gold Series tables is powered by the Microgaming's first-class European Blackjack game engine and is accompanied by extra side bet excitement via the Perfect Pairs feature. Blackjack players will appreciate the boosted winnings and the extra thrill the game provides, with a Perfect Pair returning 30:1. The dealer stands on all 17 and the no peek rule applies.
Perfect Pairs Bonus Side Bet
Multi-hand Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold has an optional side bet that enables players to qualify for additional bonus payouts. This bet amount is separate from the regular bet, and is placed before any hands are dealt. The Perfect Pairs side bet payout is determined by the hand combination of the player's first 2 cards dealt. Winning side bet combinations are as follows:
- Perfect Pair: Any pair of identical cards, for example, 2 Tens of Diamonds.
- Colored Pair: Any pair of cards of the same denomination and color, for example, Queen of Spades and Queen of Clubs.
- Mixed Pair: Any pair of cards of the same denomination but different colors, for example, King of Hearts and King of Spades.
- Perfect Pair pays 30:1
- Colored Pair pays 15:1
- Mixed Pair pays 7:1
How to play Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold Multi-HandThe object of Blackjack is to beat the Dealer by either obtaining the highest possible hand without exceeding 21, or by making the Dealer's hand bust. In this multi-hand version of Blackjack you can only bet up to 5 hands at a time. All face cards (Kings, Queens and Jacks) have a value of 10 and the Aces can have a value of 1 or 11. Please refer to the basic blackjack rules to learn more about the game rules.
General Rules in Brief:
- 2 card decks
- Dealer stands on all 17
- You may double after a split
- You may only double on hard 9, 10 and 11
- No re-splitting (1 split)
- Player may draw multiple cards to split Aces
- No surrender is allowed
- No peek
- No hole card (player loses total bet if the dealer has Blackjack)
You can split 2 cards that have the same denomination, such as a K-10, or two Eights. Your hand is divided into 2 separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand. If you split a pair of Aces and then draw a card with a value of 10, this is not considered a Blackjack, it has a value of 21. You can split a maximum of once per game, equaling 2 hands.
You can double down if the value of your first 2 cards is 9, 10 or 11. The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet. You can only double down once per hand. Player cannot double down after a split.
The AutoPlay option enables you to automatically play a selected number of hands without clicking buttons on the screen. AutoPlay feature uses the advanced Blackjack Strategy Table that can be modified by the player.
Customizable Strategy TableThe Blackjack Advanced Strategy table is used during AutoPlay mode and enables you to define your personal game strategy (Strategy button). The Strategy table is only available in Expert Mode and allows you to create your own strategy.
Note: The Default strategy is a basic strategy table. Modify the strategy table using at least our European Blackjack Strategy Card below for the best odds.
When the dealer is dealt an Ace you are allowed to make an optional insurance bet. The Insurance bet costs half your original bet and pays out 2 : 1 if the dealer gets Blackjack. You lose your original bet in this case. If the dealer does not get Blackjack you only lose your insurance bet i.e. just a half of your original bet. Insurance is not recommended here.
Gold Series Games
The Blackjack Gold Series represents a range of the ultimate online blackjack games. The series takes Internet blackjack gambling to new levels in terms of smooth and speedy play, realistic game graphics, digital quality sound effects and the valuable player aids, controls and tools resident in the Microgaming's Viper advanced online gaming software platform. New features include a refined table perspective, precision graphics, enlarged chip tray, an animated chip selector, rollover rules and ambient background music, all enhancing the realism of your favourite blackjack game.
Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold Multi-Hand Strategy CardYou should keep the regular optimal blackjack strategy for the European BJ rules in order to decrease the house edge to just 0.42%. Perfect Pairs side bet has a higher house edge and can be used for adding some action or/and in a betting system.
Blackjack strategy is printed as table with the dealer's up card the first row and player's 2 card combination the second column. The entries in the table tell you whether you should Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split depending on the different combinations of dealer and player's hands. Optimal European Blackjack strategy tables for Microgaming casinos rules are shown above for hard totals, soft totals, and player's pairs for the regular blackjack game.
Today Microgaming casinos offer over 25 different versions of Blackjack including: Vegas Downtown, Vegas Strip, Atlantic City Blackjack, Bonus Blackjack Gold, European, Spanish 21, Double Exposure, Triple Sevens progressive blackjack plus Multi-Hand and Gold Series versions of the games (follow Microgaming menu links to find rules & strategy cards for other games).