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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:37 PM
zdgp zdgp is offline
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Thumbs down “Signature pairs” and other sucker bets

I regularly play blackjack on HAL. On my last cruise, they had a new gimmick at the blackjack tables called “signature pairs”. You make a side bet, and win if dealt a pair on your first two cards. The payoff is:

Pair of different colors: 5 to 1
Same color: 10 to 1
Suited pair: 25 to 1
Ace of clubs pair: 50 to 1

This is a sucker bet. Compared to the odds, the payoff is awful. Forget this gimmick and just play blackjack.
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