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# Pair 'Em Up

## Introduction

Pair 'Em Up is a blackjack side bet available in the Side Bet Blackjack game by Wager2Go software. It pays based on the player's initial two cards. The bet wins of those two cards form a pair, with the win depending on the rank and whether the two cards are suited.

## Rules

1. The outcome of the side bet is based on the player's initial two cards.
2. The pay table is shown below.

Following is the pay table for Pair 'Em Up. Wins are expressed on a "to one" basis. A way to remember it is an unsuited pair pays the same amount as the number of points of each card, except aces pay 20. For a suited pair, just double those wins.

Event Pays
Suited aces 40
Suited 10-K 20
Suited 9's 18
Suited 8's 16
Suited 7's 14
Suited 6's 12
Suited 5's 10
Suited 4's 8
Suited 3's 6
Suited 2's 4
Unsuited aces 20
Unsuited 10-K 10
Unsuited 9's 9
Unsuited 8's 8
Unsuited 7's 7
Unsuited 6's 6
Unsuited 5's 5
Unsuited 4's 4
Unsuited 3's 3
Unsuited 2's 2

## Analysis

The following return table is based on six decks of cards, the number used by Wager2Go software.

### Suit 'Em Up Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Suited aces 40 60 0.001237 0.049468
Suited 10-K 20 240 0.004947 0.098936
Suited 9's 18 60 0.001237 0.022261
Suited 8's 16 60 0.001237 0.019787
Suited 7's 14 60 0.001237 0.017314
Suited 6's 12 60 0.001237 0.014840
Suited 5's 10 60 0.001237 0.012367
Suited 4's 8 60 0.001237 0.009894
Suited 3's 6 60 0.001237 0.007420
Suited 2's 4 60 0.001237 0.004947
Unsuited aces 20 216 0.004452 0.089043
Unsuited 10-K 10 864 0.017809 0.178086
Unsuited 9's 9 216 0.004452 0.040069
Unsuited 8's 8 216 0.004452 0.035617
Unsuited 7's 7 216 0.004452 0.031165
Unsuited 6's 6 216 0.004452 0.026713
Unsuited 5's 5 216 0.004452 0.022261
Unsuited 4's 4 216 0.004452 0.017809
Unsuited 3's 3 216 0.004452 0.013356
Unsuited 2's 2 216 0.004452 0.008904
No pair -1 44,928 0.926045 -0.926045
Total   48,516 1.000000 -0.205788

The next table shows the house edge by the number of decks.

Decks House Edge
2 31.07%
4 23.19%
6 20.58%
8 19.28%