Blackjack Side Bets > Bad Beat
The Bad Beat Blackjack side bet is active on two cards hands of 19, 20 and 21. If a player is dealt 18 or lower the Bad Beat bet automatically loses. If a player is dealt 19, 20 or 21 and wins, the side bet will push. If a player pushes a dealt 19, 20 or 21 then they will receive a 5-1 payout. A player that loses a dealt 19 will win 10-1. A player that loses a dealt 20 will win 30-1. A player may choose to split 8’s and aces. The first split hand will qualify for the side bet. There are other pay tables available that pay 10-1 when pushing on a dealt blackjack or pay 20-1 when a dealt 19 loses.
Bad Beat Blackjack Sidebet – House Advantage
The house advantage is between 3-9%, depending on the pay table offered by the casino.