Sweet 16 Blackjack

Sweet 16 is a fun and easy to play side bet for Blackjack. The side bet wins if the player’s initial two cards add up to 16 with the amount paid out varying depending on the suits, colours, and values of the cards.


  • Blackjack bet is independent of the Sweet 16 side-bet.
  • Only the highest win is paid-out for any winning combination.
  • Very easy for players and dealers to learn.
  • Does not interfere with the traditional game.
  • No additional equipment needed, except for game layout.
  • Little impact on game speed.

Frequently asked questions

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How do I play Sweet 16 Blackjack?

Sweet 16 uses standard decks of cards and pays out if the player’s initial two cards add up to 16, with the “Sweet 16” coming from Ace of Hearts and 5 of Hearts. To play Sweet 16, players must bet on the normal Blackjack game before a Sweet 16 side-bet can be placed. Once all bets have been placed, the dealer will deal the cards as per the normal Blackjack game. The dealer will then pay out any winning Sweet 16 side-bets and remove all losing side bets before the standard Blackjack game continues. There are three other pay-outs that include a Suited 16, a Same Colour 16 and a Mixed Colour 16.

Is Sweet 16 Blackjack lab approved?

Yes, it has been approved by GLI.

Is Sweet 16 easy to play?

Yes, players can pick up this game very quickly as it is a simple and easy to understand card game.

Is Sweet 16 just for live table games?

Yes, just for a live Blackjack table.

What is the RTP / House Edge of Sweet 16 Blackjack?

4 Deck – 95.09% RTP, 4.91% House Edge 5 Deck – 95.13% RTP, 4.87% House Edge 6 Deck – 95.15% RTP, 4.85% House Edge 8 Deck – 95.18% RTP, 4.82 % House Edge  

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