How to Play Live Side Bet City

One of the most exciting parts of Live Blackjack games is the chance to win big with Side Bets. Now, Live Side Bet City brings that excitement to its very own dedicated game in a neon, 1980s-style Las Vegas setting.

Live Side Bet City – Basic Rules

Live Side Bet City is a game that takes typical Blackjack Side Bets and makes them the focus of the action in a standalone Casino Poker variant. In Side Bet City, players bet on whether they will win with 3, 5 or 7 cards to make the best three-to-five-card poker hand.

To begin, players will bet on 3 Card, 5 Card, 7 Card, or any combination of the three. Players may also bet on All Lose. Winning combinations are based on poker hand rankings.

Once all bets have been placed, the dealer will deal seven cards in total. First, three cards will be dealt to reveal a 3 Card poker hand. If it makes one pair or higher, wins will be paid as appropriate.

Next, two further cards will be dealt to make a 5 Card poker hand. Should these five cards make a hand of a pair of jacks or better, wins will be paid as appropriate. Lastly, two further cards will make a 7 Card hand that must rank as Three-of-a-Kind or better to win.

Wins are paid out according to the following paytable:

Hand3 Card Odds5 Card Odds7 Card Odds
Royal Flush 100:1* 1,000:1 500:1
Straight Flush 40:1 250:1 100:1
Four-of-a-Kind - 100:1 50:1
Full House - 50:1 7:1
Flush 4:1* 40:1 5:1
Straight 5:1* 25:1 4:1
Three-of-a-Kind 35:1* 7:1 3:1
Two Pair - 4:1 -
AA, KK, QQ, JJ 1:1 (evens) 1:1 (evens) -
Any Pair 1:1 (evens) - -

*Note that in 3 Card Poker, a Straight beats a Flush and both hands lose to Three-of-a-Kind. A Royal Flush is considered to be a suited A-K-Q.

The game is played with one standard 52-card deck which is shuffled after each hand.

The theoretical Return to Player percentages are as follows:

  • 3 Card Hand: 96.69%
  • 5 Card Hand: 95.21%
  • 7 Card Hand: 94.34%
  • All Lose: 96.29%

How to play Live Side Bet City

Live Side Bet City can be played for a range of stakes. You can also play Live Side Bet City games on your iOS or Android phone and tablet, as well as in your web browser (where available). See here to find out more.