New From Switch Studios
Premier Blackjack with Side Bets is the first blackjack title in a new suite of modern casino games from Switch Studios and Microgaming, available at Ruby Fortune Online Casino Canada. Very stylish and modern, this game can be played at the online or mobile casino version at Ruby Fortune and features two popular side bets, 21+3 and Perfect Pairs, but before we explain that, let’s get to the basic rules of Premier Blackjack first.
The Basic Rules
If you’re reading this review, chances are you are already familiar with the basic rules of blackjack, so let’s find out what Premier Blackjack with Side Bets has to offer. First of all, it’s a multi-hand game and allows up to 3 hands to be played at once for mobile casino players in Canada, and up to 5 hands when playing on desktop.
Premier Blackjack with Side Bets is played with 8 regular decks where the dealer must stand on all 17. Players may Double Down on any 2 cards, which include Double Down after a Split, however, you can only Split once in order to make 2 hands. A Split Ace and a 10 will count as 21 and not Blackjack. Insurance is also available in the game at a cost of half the regular bet and, should the dealer have Blackjack, the Insurance bet will pay out 2:1.
The Side Bets
As the name suggests, Premier Blackjack with Side Bets involves two side bets: the popular 21+3 and Perfect Pairs. Let’s explain the 21+3 side bet first.
The blackjack table will have a 21+3 bet area available where players can place their chips after the main bet has been placed. For the 21+3 bet, players are betting on whether the first two cards of their hand, combined with the dealer’s face-up card, will make one of the three-card poker hands. These include a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush and Suited Three of a Kind. Should they provide one of the five hands listed, the player will win the 21+3 bet, with the amount depending on the specific hand, as each one pays different odds (5:1, 10:1, 30:1, 40:1 and 100: 1 respectively).
The Perfect Pairs side bet can also be placed in the Perfect Pairs bet area after the main bet has been placed. For this bet, players will be betting whether the first two cards of their hand will make a pair of one of the following combinations: Mixed Pair, Coloured Pair or Perfect Pair. A pair is basically two cards of the same numeric value between 2 and 10, as well as the same value for Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks. Should the player have one of the three combinations, they will win the Perfect Pair bet with the amount depending on the specific hand, as each one pays different odds (Mixed Pair = 6:1, Coloured Pair = 12:1 and Perfect Pair = 25:1).
Premier Blackjack with Side Bets certainly brings something new and exciting to the table – not only in the form of a more sophisticated look and feel, but also in the form of the two extra bets that can be placed.
The Software Providers
Premier Blackjack with Side Bets was created by two of the top software providers in the world: Microgaming and Switch Studios. While Microgaming is widely known for creating mainly casino games like slots, Switch Studios is the expert in table games. It therefore comes as no surprise that these two software providers have teamed up to create Premier Blackjack with Side Bets, in order to give online casino players in Canada exactly what they want: a great gaming experience.
Other Blackjack Games
Premier Blackjack with Side Bets is already available to online casino players in Canada and while we wait for more releases in the new suite of modern casino games from Switch Studios, players can also find other blackjack titles at Ruby Fortune. These include Classic Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack, the Gold series of blackjack games, with wood-finished tables (also quite sophisticated, we don’t mind saying), or even live blackjack games from Evolution, where the game of 21 can be streamed in real time, with live dealers.
Available At Ruby Fortune
Ruby Fortune is a fully online casino in Canada and was established in 2003. We also have certification from eCOGRA, which means that our games are fair and players will always enjoy a safe and secure environment, so they can play with complete peace of mind. Besides games like Premier Blackjack with Side Bets, which is available at Ruby Fortune, players can also look forward to other table games, as well as video poker and slots, which can be enjoyed at our online or mobile casino.