Blackjack Royal Match - (Associated Sidebets / Variations)


Name of sidebet Royal Match
Licence type Licence required
Status Permanent
Trial originated at N/A
Date placed on trial 2007
Licensee / proprietor -

Shufflemaster Inc

Licensee contact details

1106 Palms Airport Drive, Las Vegas NV 89119-3730 USA.
Tel:  1(702)897 7150
Email: shfl@shufflemaster.com


Basic Outline of sidebet rules / how to play


The basic rules of Blackjack otherwise detailed on this website apply. Royal Match is an optional side bet placed at the same time as the opening wagers in the basic game.


Royal Match is a wager that the first two cards dealt to the related hand will be of the same suit. If they are, the wager immediately wins, if they are not, it loses.


Odds are paid depending on which two cards of the same suit are dealt. The options are:-


Two suited cards - Any two cards of the same suit

Straight Flush – Two consecutive cards of the same suit

Suited Pair - for example two 7’s, 8’s, 9’s etc of the same suit

Royal Match – a King and Queen of the same suit


Usual odds payable


Various pay tables are available but the most common are:-


  Pay Table 1 Pay Table 2
Royal Match 30 to 1 40 to 1
Suited Pair 9 to 1 8 to 1
Straight Flush 5 to 1 4 to 1
Two suited cards 3 to 2 3 to 2

House Edge details


  Pay Table 1 Pay Table 2
Four decks 6.58% 8.62%
Six decks 5.12% 7.32%

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