Today we have an exciting online blackjack game for you by Getta Gaming called Blackjack Side Bets. As you can guess this release focuses on side betting. The two main side bets are the Perfect Pairs and 21+3. Players will find numerous payouts based on the different combinations these two popular side bets offer.
Furthermore, Getta Gaming brings us an elegant visual experience with a smooth red table and various betting chips at the bottom. The game follows the standard blackjack European rules with insurance bets, doubling, and splitting. The minimum a player can bet is $0.5 while the maximum is $200 and a $100 for each of the two side bets.
When it comes to the RTP value you can expect a 99.54% return to player. Experiences in payouts may shift based on the player’s use of side betting. The payouts can get grand in this game but there is also a lot of risks involved any time side bets are present. Let us analyze the details of this Getta Gaming title in our Blackjack Side Bets review.
As we mentioned Blackjack Side Bets by Getta Gaming follows standard European rules. The game is played with 8 standard decks. There is no multi-hand feature and each round the cards are re-shuffled. The dealer must hit and draw more cards if their hand total is below 17. Once the dealer’s hand is equal to or greater than 17, he stops.
Splitting can be done on any two identical value cards. If you split a hand a achieve 21, this will not be counted as blackjack and you will win the standard payout. Only one split is allowed. The player can also double after his initial two cards. Doubling is allowed after a split except when splitting two aces.
Lastly, the player has the option of engaging in side bets in addition to the main bet. These are optional bets that include the Perfect Pairs and the 21+3 side bets. As for the Perfect Pairs, players win this side bet if they land pairs with their two opening cards. The RTP value is 94.22% and there are three payouts based on the following combinations:
Additionally, the 21+3 bets are based on poker combinations and they are won if specific combinations are landed with the player’s opening hand and the dealer’s up card. The RTP for this feature is 93.46% and the combinations are the following.
Let us take a look at the payouts for these bets.
When playing Getta Gaming’s Blackjack Side Bets you can wager anywhere from $0.5 to $200 for the base bet. In addition, the player can also wager up to $100 for each side bet. That brings the maximum overall bet to $400. The payouts follow the standard structure of 1:1 for a regular win and 3:2 for a blackjack.
Additionally, the side bet payouts are as follows. The Perfect Pairs payouts include:
Furthermore, the poker-based 21+3 payouts include:
As you can see, these payouts can get quite big, especially for the 21:3 side bets. However, the lower RTP values we mentioned earlier should be a warning that these bets are quite hard to win. Therefore, there is a lot of risk involved.
If you decide to try the Getta Gaming Blackjack Side Bets release, which we recommend you do because it is a worthwhile game, keep these things in mind. The game is perfectly suited to play without side bets, they are quite optional. You will be engaging in regular European rules so the standard methods for winning work. Follow the basic blackjack strategy and utilize optimal move charts. If you have studied up on your card counting, it will be a bit harder to implement due to the 8 decks that bog things down. But it is still possible with a little practice.
As for the side bets, we do not recommend them due to their volatile nature. However, if you are a player who enjoys high risk high reward, then we recommend sticking with the Perfect Pairs bet as it has a better RTP of 94.22% compared to 93.46% of 21+3. In any case, placing a bet on one side bet qualifies you for all the payouts included in that side bet.
This Getta Gaming release follows a simple yet effective structure of a good base game and two side betting options. It does not bring any new innovations but it offers a stable and worthwhile blackjack experience. Their information section is quite detailed which is laudable and quite welcoming to new players. Overall, we recommend this release to both experts and beginners to the blackjack world.