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Wizard
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November 12th, 2018 at 8:45:55 PM permalink
Pair 'Em Up is a side bet I just saw by Wager2Go software. It pays if the player's initial two cards in blackjack form a pair. There is a big pay table, with the win depending on the rank of the pair and whether it is suited. I think the longest pay table I've ever seen for a side bet.

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The question for the poll is would you play Pair 'Em Up?
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beachbumbabs
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November 12th, 2018 at 10:03:20 PM permalink
I wouldn't play it based on that horrid HE. And as a casino I wouldn't install it with that crazy paytable.

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Wizard
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November 12th, 2018 at 10:14:23 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

They're saying that the Camp Fire, as well as numerous other large fires in the past couple years, were started by downed or malfunctioning power lines owned by private power companies operating in CA.



That sounds like an ad for "No on 3" here in Nevada.
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charliepatrick
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November 12th, 2018 at 11:37:02 PM permalink
An online sidebet, not being a jackpot or progressive, with a 21% House Edge seems a little steep.

btw simply put the payouts are
(i) Unisuited pairs pay according to the Blackjack value (e.g. pair of 2s pays 2/1) except a Pair of Aces pays 20/1.
(ii) Suited pairs play double.

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