Blackjack Royal Match Odds


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Royal Match is a Blackjack side bet that pays when the first two cards you get are the same suit or a King and Queen of the same suit. The first combination is called an easy match while a pair of a suited King and Queen is called a royal match. An easy match pays 5:2 whereas a royal match awards 25:1. ROYAL MATCH The Royal Match side bet is offered at single-deck and multi-deck tables. If you make this bet in a multi-deck game, and your first two dealt cards are suited (known as an Easy Match) the payoff is 5 to 2, with a Royal Match - a suited King and Queen - paying 25 to 1. In addition, you receive a 5 to 1 payoff for a suited blackjack. If you receive a Queen of Hearts pair while the dealer makes a blackjack, you win 1000 to 1 in payoff money. A matched 20 (matched rank and suit) gives you 19 to 1 odds, while a suited 20 pays off at 9 to 1. If you build a hand with an unsuited 20, you’re paid at 4 to 1. Bonus Blackjack Side Bet.

Blackjack Probability and Blackjack Odds

To fully understand the game of blackjack, you must understand and master blackjack odds. It's crucial to know how the casino gains its edge and how it helps them win. It's also important to understand blackjack odds such as the odds of hitting a 10 or the odds of being dealt a blackjack. You can read over these blackjack odds charts to help understand the logistics behind blackjack.

Casino and Dealer Advantage in Blackjack

In most casino games of blackjack, the house advantage (the dealer advantage) is ~ 8%. The house gets this advantage by the dealer being the last player to act. By acting last, all other players have already made their decisions and could quite possibly bust before the dealer has his turn.

By using correct blackjack basic strategy, you can turn the casino edge in blackjack from 7%-8% down to 0.5%. If you correctly use advanced card counting techniques, you can often change blackjack odds and give yourself the advantage over the casino. Manipulating the house odds to your favor is the reason most casinos don't allow card counters to play blackjack.

Probability of Busting on a Hit

It's very important to know the probability of your hand busting when you are holding any total in the game of blackjack. The following odds chart shows the blackjack odds of busting, depending on your current hand value:

Hand Value% Bust If You Hit
21100%
2092%
1985%
1877%
1769%
1662%
1558%
1456%
1339%
1231%
11 or Less0%

Two-Card Count Frequencies

This interesting blackjack odds chart is the two card count frequency chart. This chart shows the percentage chance that you will be dealt a hand in each given value range. The most important frequencey to note is the chance of being dealt a natural blackjack (natural 21 value. The odds of being dealt a natural blackjack are merely 4.8%. Following this chart you will see that the most common two card hand, at 38.7%, is a hand totaling 1-16, which is considered a decision hand.

Two Card Count% Frequency
Natural 214.8%
Hard Standing (17-20)30.0 %
Decision Hands (1-16)38.7%
No Bust26.5%
TOTAL100.0%

Dealer Final Hand Probabilities

Blackjack Royal Match Odds

This blackjack odds chart shows the dealer final hand probability. These are the percentages that the dealer will end up with a hand totaling each corresponding value (up to 16). Read over this chart to understand the odds that the dealer has to make his final hand.

Royal
Dealer Final Hand Value%Cumulative % Total
Natural 214.82%4.83%
21 (3 or More Cards)7.36%12.19%
2017.58%29.77%
1913.48%43.25%
1813.81%57.06%
1714.58%71.64%
1628.36%100.00%

Player Advantage vs. Dealer Up Card

Blackjack royal match odds

The first two columns in this odds chart explain the dealer's chance of busting, depending on the up card that he is showing. You should note that the dealer has the highest chance of busting when he is showing a 5. The third column in this chart shows the player advantage of using basic strategy, compared to each up card the dealer is showing. You can see that the player has the highest advantage of 23.9%, when the dealer is showing a 5. When the dealer is showing any card that is 9 value or higher, the player is in the negative advantage range.

Dealer Up CardDealer Bust %Player Advantage % with Basic Strategy
235.30%9.8%
337.56%13.4%
440.28%18.0%
542.89%23.2%
642.08%23.9%
725.99%14.3%
823.86%5.4%
923.34%-4.3%
J,Q,K21.43%-16.9%
A11.65%-16.0%

Effects of Removing Cards from a Deck

When looking at the odds of removing certain cards from a 52-card deck, some cards have a much greater effect on blackjack odds. To create the strongest card counting system ever invented, you would have to incorporate all of these slight and subtle differences into the numbers to be a completely accurate system.

Blackjack Royal Match Odds Explained

Removing every 5 from a deck cards would make the largest impact of improving your blackjack odds, as a player. On the other hand, removing every Ace from a deck of cards would make the largest impact on improving the odds for the casino.

Card% Effect of Removal
20.40%
30.43%
40.52%
50.67%
60.45%
70.30%
80.01%
9-0.15%
10-0.51%
A-0.59%

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WangSanJose
I saw some casinos offer this side bet. It pays 3 to 1 for suited hand.
I've never spent my time on studying this. But I think if the penetration is good, it should be very profitable to count it.
Does any one count for this bet before?
Another question, can I bet big amount for side bet? For instance, bet 5 dollars for original blackjack play, and bet 100 for the Royal Match side bet?
rdw4potus

I saw some casinos offer this side bet. It pays 3 to 1 for suited hand.
I've never spent my time on studying this. But I think if the penetration is good, it should be very profitable to count it.
Does any one count for this bet before?
Another question, can I bet big amount for side bet? For instance, bet 5 dollars for original blackjack play, and bet 100 for the Royal Match side bet?


I've never seen a casino where your bet on the side bet can exceed your bet on the base hand. It's definitely countable, but you also have a 3.8% house edge to overcome. And only 2 or 3 hands per deck in a single deck game.
'So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened.' - Maurice Clarett
Ibeatyouraces

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MonkeyMonkey
Where I work it's only 2.5:1 for a simple match, and I believe you can bet up to $50 regardless of the amount of the contract bet.
rdw4potus

Where I work it's only 2.5:1 for a simple match, and I believe you can bet up to $50 regardless of the amount of the contract bet.


Usually it's 2.5:1 on a multi-deck game, and 3:1 in single deck. the royal match is 25:1 in multi-deck and 10:1 in single deck.
'So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened.' - Maurice Clarett
teddys

I've never seen a casino where your bet on the side bet can exceed your bet on the base hand. It's definitely countable, but you also have a 3.8% house edge to overcome. And only 2 or 3 hands per deck in a single deck game.

Blackjack royal match odds for todayWhile doing my Santa Fe Station review, I somehow was able to convince them to let me play only the sidebet on UTH and not the base game. (I saw another guy doing it). Of course that's what I want to play since it only has a house edge of 1.9% versus the 2.2% of the base game. If I recall I hit a flush and a straight and finished up $5. Only place I've ever been allowed to do that.
'Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe.' -Rig Veda 10.34.4

Blackjack Royal Match Odds

pacomartin

I saw some casinos offer this side bet. It pays 3 to 1 for suited hand.
I've never spent my time on studying this. But I think if the penetration is good, it should be very profitable to count it.
Does any one count for this bet before?
Another question, can I bet big amount for side bet? For instance, bet 5 dollars for original blackjack play, and bet 100 for the Royal Match side bet?


I think it depends on the casino. I have seen people regularly put huge sums of money on the side bet at El Cortez while only betting a nominal amount on the main game.
A previous opinion on counting the RM
Tiltpoul

I've never seen a casino where your bet on the side bet can exceed your bet on the base hand. It's definitely countable, but you also have a 3.8% house edge to overcome. And only 2 or 3 hands per deck in a single deck game.


Most of the Kansas City casinos (save Argosy) allow side bet wagers to be more than the base bet. This is common on the 21+3 side bet, and at Ameristar KC, not only will you see people bet more on the 3-card, they are betting on everybody's hands. When they eliminated the loss limits, for about 3 weeks it was a free-for-all on the chips going around.
'One out of every four people are [morons]'- Kyle, South Park
Flynn
In Arnold Snyders Big Book of Blackjack he presents a counting method for RM. Basically you keep track of the balance between the suits in the deck and when there are a lot of cards of one suit left in the deck the player has the advantage on the RM bet. These advantages reach from 1% to a whopping 20%. But these situations appear rarely. So do not expect to make a living from this bet. I know that the max bet for RM at the El Cortez is $25.
Good Luck
WangSanJose
I saw this side bet @ El Cortez~
I think if I can bet big amount, I would wong in for this bet. But if I can only bet as high as my base bet, it's not worth to count it.
Since using Hi-Lo to keep tracking become very comfortable for lots of people, I think some people still have energy to count for RM.
Another thing is, I didn't see RM bet at any strip casino. So I assume it's hard to make big money.

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