# Picture-Perfect Bonus

## Introduction

Picture-Perfect Bonus is a blackjack side bet that I understand can be played at some online casinos. Wins are based on the player's initial two cards. If the player gets a pair or straight flush, he wins.

## Rules

Wins are based on the player's first two cards. The pay table is as follows:

• A suited face pair (J's-K's) pays 25 to 1.
• Any other suited pair (A's-10's) pays 17 to 1.
• A straight flush pays 8 to 1.
• An unsuited pair pays 4 to 1.

## Analysis

The following table shows my analysis of the Picture-Perfect Bonus, assuming six decks. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 4.43%.

### Picture-Perfect Bonus Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Suited face pair 25 180 0.003710 0.092753
Other suited pair 17 600 0.012367 0.210240
Straight flush 8 1872 0.038585 0.308682
Unsuited pair 4 2808 0.057878 0.231511
Loser -1 43056 0.887460 -0.887460
Total   48516 1.000000 -0.044274

The next table shows the house edge for various number of decks.

### Picture-Perfect Bonus House Edge

Decks House Edge
2 16.65%
4 7.47%
6 4.43%
8 2.91%
10 2.00%
12 1.40%

In case you're wondering where they have 10 or 12 decks games, some baccarat tables in Singapore use that many decks and some shufflers can accommodate that many.