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Premier Blackjack With Side Bets

Playing online blackjack in NZ got an extra shot of excitement with the release of Premier Blackjack with Side Bets from Switch Studios in 2021. The first title in an enthralling new suite of games, this superb entry in the online blackjack line-up at Spin Casino lets you play blackjack online for real money!

Why Play This Game?

The world of real online and mobile blackjack games in NZ is filled with great titles, so what makes Premier Blackjack with Side Bets such a standout.


Well, it looks and sounds impressive whether you’re playing on PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone – as it’s been optimised for all compatible devices.


What’s more, as online blackjack is a strategic game, it’s important to know the basics of the game. So, there are the standard side bets to look forward to – as well as the additional side bets, Perfect Pairs™ and 21+3™, which give you more choice when playing plus more potential ways to win.


The game also includes the following:


  • Multi hand play – allowing up to 3 hands on mobile and 5 hands on desktop.
  • A minimum bet of 1 and a maximum bet of 200.
  • Gameplay enhancements like Turbo and Left-Hand Mode.
  • Two extra special side bets called 21+3™ and Perfect Pairs™.
  • Standard side bets like Double Down, Split Hands, and Insurance.
  • Stunning visual design and authentic sound effects.
  • One of our top-rated games! We give it a hot 4,5 out of 5.
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The Standard Bets

When it comes to having an online black strategy for this game, you must understand the side bets that are available. The three typical side bets in Premier Blackjack with Side Bets are also the ones most online blackjack players in NZ are familiar with, and include:


Insurance Bet

  • Available on the first hand, if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace.
  • Bet is half the value of your initial bet.
  • Bet acts as Insurance against the dealer getting Blackjack.
  • If dealer gets Blackjack, Insurance pays out 2:1.
  • If dealer doesn’t get Blackjack, Insurance is lost.


Double Down Bet

  • Available on any of your first two cards.
  • Bet is equal to your original bet amount.
  • When doubling down you get one card, and your hand will stand.
  • You can Double Down after a Split.


Split Bet

  • Available when your initial two cards are of equal value.
  • You can Split your cards into two separate hands.
  • You will get a new card dealt to each hand.
  • A Split can only happen once per game.
  • Splitting a pair of Aces and drawing a card-value of 10 counts as 21 but is not Blackjack.
  • Splitting a pair of 10s and drawing an Ace also counts as 21 but is not Blackjack.
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Game Payouts

We’ll now look at the typical payouts available in Premier Blackjack with Side Bets, as well as what’s on offer if you play blackjack online with the two additional side bets. Below, a quick synopsis of the odds:


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


As for the side bets we’ve been mentioning, keep reading to find out what they entail and what their payouts are.


21+3™ Side Bet

21+3™ pays out if your first two cards together with the face-up card of the dealer’s, make up any of the following hands/ways to win:


  • Suited Three of a Kind is 100:1.
  • Straight Flush is 40:1.
  • Three of a Kind is 30:1.
  • Straight is 10:1.
  • Flush is 5:1.


Perfect Pairs™ Side Bet

Perfect Pairs™ pays out if your first two cards make up any of the following hands:


  • Perfect Pair is 25:1.
  • Coloured Pair is 12:1.
  • Mixed Pair is 6:1.
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Gameplay Information

Premier Blackjack with Side Bets was created by Switch Studios and released in 2021. As it’s dynamically scalable for desktop and mobile, it maintains its excellent quality no matter what device you’re using.


This means you can expect superb graphics, crisp-clear sounds, and seamlessly smooth gameplay. A thrilling entry into the world of online blackjack in NZ, here’s a quick overview of what to expect:


  • Premier Blackjack with Side Bets is a hole card game.
  • The game is played with 8 regular decks of cards.
  • Up to 3 hands can be played on mobile.
  • Up to 5 hands can be played on desktop.
  • The aim is to get as close to 21 as possible, without going over.
  • If you go over 21, you’ll go Bust and the game is over.
  • Dealer can peek at 10-value cards and Aces.
  • Dealer will have to stand on all 17.
  • You can Double Down on any two cards.
  • You can only Split once to make two separate hands.
  • Split 10s or Aces count as 21, respectively, but are not Blackjack.
  • Unlike 10-value cards can be Split.
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How To Get Started And Play

You can play blackjack online for real money in NZ at fully licensed gaming destinations like Spin Casino. Here, we’ve been going strong since 2001 and have acquired a wonderful selection of online and mobile blackjack games for you to play.


All you must do is register a new player account and log in to find Premier Blackjack with Side Bets either under the Tables tab or by typing the name of the game in the search bar. Then launch the game and play.


To get funds in your account, go to the Bank tab and deposit with any of the safe and reliable payment methods applicable to you.

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Game Controls

  • To change your bet sizes, use the right and left arrows to scroll through the options.
  • Place your selected bet in the betting circle located on the virtual table.
  • Pick your preferred side bet – 21+3™ or Perfect Pairs™ – in the applicable block.
  • Click or tap on the Deal button to start your game.
  • Click or tap on the Clear button to remove any bets.
  • Click or tap on the Bet x2 button to double your bet.
  • Click or tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) to view game rules and settings.
  • Adjust volume and enable/disable Turbo Mode in the game settings.
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Similar Games At Spin Casino

When it comes to online blackjack in NZ there are plenty of enthralling titles to choose from.


If Premier Blackjack with Side Bets has grabbed your attention, you might also want to give Real™ Blackjack with James or Switch European Blackjack a whirl.


This game allows you to play blackjack online for real money on desktop or mobile – all while enjoying the company of a real dealer at your table.


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