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What’s the odds of getting a winning blackjack side bet?

Blackjack is my go to game when I want a long gambling session.

I also love Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Live 3 Card Poker, they provide me with more excitement but are far more volatile. My bankroll can jump up and just as quickly disappear.

With Blackjack I normally just play it straight. I keep away from playing the side bets as statistically the RTP is not as good as the main hand. You’re more likely to lose your bankroll quickly playing them if you don’t hot a hand or two.

In my experience you can only really play them if you have a big enough bankroll to start with. Then keep the bets smaller than the main hand bet. I usually use a 4:1 proportion of the main hand for sizing my bets.

Having said all that all that, they can be brilliant fun when you get a winning blackjack side bet.

Normally I play them when I’m playing a bit looser and have built up a bit of a bankroll and just want some added excitement.

Well I got it the other day when I was playing Extreme Live Blackjack at Energy Casino.

I was doing a review of both and had spent a few hours playing.

Fortunately I was up, so decided to have a play on the side bets.

I chose to only play the 21+3 bet. In hindsight I should have played both as I went on to hit a few pairs during the remaining part of the session.

Anyway, I’m playing along and hit a Flush a few times at 5:1. The guy next to me hit Trips and then a few hands later I hit this J

winning blackjack side bet

Yes a 6,7,8 of Hearts Straight Flush paying 40-1.

If you look at the chat i’m shouting at the screen 6,6,6,6,6. And then he dealt it!! Perfect.

And get this, I moved tables a few hands later and got a second Straight Flush.

And then the very next day I got Trip 3’s .

Sometimes it’s your day and it was mine. It didn’t matter what I did it all came off and I couldn’t lose.

The best bit?, I didn’t chase more wins, I withdrew and banked my winnings.

What a great feeling that is.


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About Neil’s Casino Comparer Reviews

I have tried to be objective and consistent with all my live casino reviews. Hopefully, they will strike a chord with you, but I thought it might be helpful to explain the criteria I use to mark each of the casinos. Hopefully, the categories and explanations make sense.

Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino? Did I have a good time? are the dealers nice and chatty and is everything easy to understand? Does it have a good set of games and is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?

Software – What is the software like to use and does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and is the video streaming fast? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?

Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options? Do they payout quickly and on time?

Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place? Are they regularly audited? Do they publish this information?

Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat and are they quick to respond? Are they able to help me immediately? Do they have an online FAQ and self-help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product I’m playing?

Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits?

After all that, would I play there regularly?

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