Blackjack Side Bets

Side bets are interesting features often used in popular online casino games. There are a number of different ways in which a side bet can be established (and won), and blackjack is one of the most popular games where side bets are incorporated.

Depending on where you choose to play, and what version of blackjack you enjoy, you may come across several different side bets in your travels through the various blackjack games. Some of the most popular ways to win a side bet include earning three 7s or landing six cards without going over the maximum 21 points.

Typically, players are required to place an additional wager to their ante bet in order to have a chance at winning the side bet. Because of the high house edge attributed to all side bets, blackjack fans will find that most side bets will pay out extraordinarily well, anywhere from 15-1 to 19-1.

The house edge also increases in conjunction with the number of decks used in the game. For instance, in a typical 15-1 payout side bet, the house edge is 22.78% when one deck is used, whereas when eight are present the house edge rises to 24.08%.

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