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Blackjack Side Bet Lands Shopkeeper £100K+ Prize


18 Sep 2016

If you’re a blackjack player then you’ll know that placing a side bet on the game is a risk but like all gambles, sometimes this can pay off with a hefty win.

That’s exactly what happened to a 39 year old shopkeeper from Coventry whilst playing Blackjack at his local Grosvenor Casino.

Blackjack Side Bet Winner From Grosvenor Casino

The lucky winner has chosen to remain anonymous but was playing the Ace King Suited side bet when the dealer dealt him the hand that took his overall winnings to an impressive  £111,968.26!

The Ace King Suited Blackjack side bet offers three different jackpots, one of which is called ‘the mega jackpot’ because of the £10,000 prize pool. It is won when the dealer AND the player each hold an Ace and a King of the same suit.

The manager of the casino said

We are thrilled to have a big money winner. It’s always a great boost to the atmosphere when a jackpot is won, it creates a real buzz on the floor.

Second Big Blackjack Side Bet Winner

It wasn’t that long ago that the Grosvenor Casino, this time in Sheffield, was home to another side bet winner on the Blackjack tables.

Carol Errington tried her luck with the same side bet, Ace King Suited, and left the casino £20,000 richer.

Blackjack Side Bets And Playtech

For online casino players, recent news is that Playtech has rolled our a 21+3 side bet feature at their Blackjack tables.

The new feature is based on the two cards the player has and the up card for the dealer. If the three cards create a straight, flush, three of a kind, straight flush or suited three of a kind, the player who has placed a side bet will have won a payout with enhanced odds.

For example, a player participating in a live Blackjack game at a Playtech casino like Betfair Casino, who places a side bet and turns a three of a kind hand – they could win 100x their original stake.