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Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™

Online blackjack games have always been popular, even more so with the release of games with special side bets, as is the case with Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ from Switch Studios. While there are plenty of online blackjack titles in Canada available at Spin Casino, Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ offers special payouts if your first two cards have a certain combination.


Before we explain this in more detail, let’s take a glance at what you can expect when playing this blackjack online game:


  • This is a European online blackjack game.
  • It’s played with 6 regular decks.
  • Dealer must stand on all 17.
  • Double Down, Splitting and Insurance are available.
  • Double Down not available after Splitting.
  • A special Sweetheart 16 side bet is available for special card combinations on the first two cards.

Why Play This Game?

There are plenty of reasons to enjoy Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™. As it’s only available as a blackjack online casino game, it can be enjoyed on both desktop and mobile devices at Spin Casino.


Here’s a quick overview of the bet sizes:


  • The minimum bet is 1.
  • The maximum bet is 500.
  • The maximum side bet is 100.
  • Chip sizes are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
  • Default bet size is 2.
  • Only one hand and one side bet can be played at a time.
  • One of our trending games! We give it a charming 4,5 out of 5.
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Standard Bets And Rules

Besides special side bets, Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ offers regular features that can be found in most online blackjack games in Canada.


Insurance Rules

  • You can take Insurance against the dealer getting Blackjack, if the first card of the dealer is an Ace.
  • This bet is at a cost of half your regular bet.
  • An Insurance bet only covers your first bet (not applicable to split or double).
  • If the dealer does not get Blackjack, the Insurance bet is removed and deducted from your balance.
  • If the dealer does get Blackjack, the Insurance bet pays out at odds of 2:1.


Double Rules

  • If your first two cards have a value of 9, 10 or 11, you can Double Down.
  • This bet is equal to your original bet on the game.
  • You will be dealt one more card only, and your hand will stand after this.
  • The Double Down bet is not available after Splitting.


Split Rules

  • If the first two cards that you are dealt have the same value, you can split the hand in two.
  • A bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand.
  • A new card will be dealt to each hand.
  • Splitting can be done only once per game.
  • The dealer will only play their hand once both your hands are completed.
  • A split pair of Aces followed by a card with a value of 10 does not count as Blackjack, but 21.
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Game Payouts

The payouts when playing blackjack online are pretty standard, but Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ comes with special side bets that can be placed. Let’s take a look at these bets when playing this online blackjack game in Canada:


  • Standard win pays 1:1.
  • Blackjack win pays 3:2.
  • Insurance win pays 2:1.


The Sweetheart 16 side bets are paid out if your first two initial cards have any of the following combinations:


  • Pair of 8 of Hearts pay 200:1
  • Hearts with a total of 16 pay 50:1
  • Suited cards with a total of 16 pay 16:1
  • Coloured cards with a total of 16 pay 9:1
  • Mixed cards with a total of 16 pay 5:1
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Gameplay Information

Romance is on the cards when playing Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™, a new game from Switch Studios, released in January 2023. It’s another addition of exciting online blackjack games with additional side bets that can be placed.


Let’s have a quick overview before finding out what you need to do to play this blackjack game online for real money at Spin Casino:


  • The game is played with 6 regular decks, shuffled after each game.
  • One card will be dealt to the dealer, face-up.
  • Two cards will be dealt to the player, face-up.
  • Dealer must stand on 17.
  • Double Down on hard 9, 10 or 11.
  • Cannot double after split.
  • Split once to make 2 hands.


Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ is based on the European version of blackjack online.

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How To Play Classic Blackjack

In order to play blackjack online in Canada at Spin Casino, you will need a real money account of course. It’s easy to register a new one if you’re not yet a member, or you can simply log in with your existing details. The game can be found in the Tables section of your account, or you can find it easily enough by typing the game name into the search bar.


Once you have launched the game, select your preferred bet size for both the main and the side bet, and you’re ready to start playing. At any point during play, you can select the Quick Help function to view the game rules and payouts of this specific online blackjack game.

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Game Controls

  • Select your bet size by clicking/tapping on the chips to the right of the screen.
  • Place your main bet in the bet circle.
  • Place your side bet in the heart circle with the number 16.
  • Click/tap Deal to start the game.
  • Click/tap Clear to remove bets after a game.
  • Click/tap Rebet to place the same bets for a new game as you did for the previous game.
  • Select Quick Help on the left for an overview of the rules and payouts.
  • Select the 3 horizontal lines on the top left to go to Bank or adjust the game settings.
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Similar Games At Spin Casino

If you enjoy the side bets that Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ has to offer, then we can certainly suggest Premier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack™, another favourite from Switch Studios that online blackjack players in Canada enjoy, right here at Spin Casino.


Released in 2022, this game offers extra bets that will pay out accordingly if the dealer’s hand busts.


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