Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ Game Guide

Easy game to master

Go from novice to expert in no time.

Lucrative side bet

Hand totals of 16 can pay up to 200x.

Play on any device

Use any browser or the casino app.

Gaming options galore

Double, Split & Insure your bets.

Live customer support

Get help when you need it.

Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ at JackpotCity

Players can't help but be wooed by the heart-themed side bet in Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™. Played with 6 regular decks of 52 cards, this classic blackjack online game offers the full range of standard blackjack bets plus a romantic side bet with rewards of up to 200x if your initial draw totals 16. If you enjoy games with solid potential payouts, this might just be the one! Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ is available on all devices at JackpotCity’s mobile casino in Canada.

All about Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™

Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ is a straightforward casino game that follows classic blackjack rules for the most part. Where it differs from other traditional games is the side bet offered to players, which can pay out at odds ranging from 5:1 to 200:1 depending on which winning combination you’re dealt initially. Otherwise, you’ll go about your business the usual way when playing Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™. At the start of each round, you’ll receive two cards, and the dealer will receive one. Once dealt in, your options are to Stand (receive no more cards) or Hit (receive another card). Beat the dealer by building a higher-value hand that doesn’t go over 21.

Another way to win is to hit blackjack with an Ace and any card equal to 10, which pays out at generous odds of 3:2. If you receive a soft hand (you got an Ace as your first card and a card less than 10 as your second), you can treat your hand in two different ways. For example, if your second card is an 8, your hand can be either 9 or 19. If you’re dealt a hand with no Ace, the hand is considered hard. The dealer has to stand on a hard 17. 

Triangle Light

Classic Blackjack rules and side bets

Aside from the options to Hit or Stand, there’s a much broader range of options available in Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ that you can choose to implement into your classic blackjack strategy:

Sweetheart 16: This side bet offers five different ways to win. At the start of any round, you can place this bet and then push the “Deal” button to begin the game. If the initial two cards you are dealt combine to make up any of the following pairs totaling 16, you’ll be paid out as follows:

  • Two 8’s of Hearts - 200:1
  • Hearts total of 16 - 50:1
  • Suited total of 16 - 16:1
  •  Colored total of 16 - 9:1
  •  Mixed total of 16 - 5:1

Double: Double your bet and take another card if you have a hand with a hard value of 9, 10, or 11. In Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™, you cannot double down after splitting your hand.

Split: Split two cards of the same value at a cost equal to your stake. A new card will be dealt to each hand, increasing your chances of beating the dealer. You can only split once per game, making two hands. If you split a pair of Aces and draw a card with a value of 10, this has a value of 21, not blackjack. The same rule applies to splitting cards with a value of 10 and then drawing an Ace.

Insurance: If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you can take insurance against the dealer getting Blackjack at a cost of half your stake. If the dealer has Blackjack, the insurance bet pays out at odds of 2:1. If the dealer doesn’t have Blackjack, the insurance bet is removed from the table and from your balance.

Caution Prompt: This feature helps players make better in-game decisions by asking if they are sure when making a statistically poor blackjack move. For example, a player attempting to Stand on 11 or below or choosing to Hit on 17 or above will initiate a caution prompt in the game.

How to play Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™

Ready to learn how to play Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™? To get started, register a player account at JackpotCity Casino. Deposit funds into your bankroll and find the game using the search box, or in the Blackjack section of our Casino Games lobby. Launch it and locate your playing chips at the bottom-left side of the screen. Use the arrows to choose your preferred denomination. Next, select “Tap to place bets” and then press “Deal” to begin the game.

Triangle Light

Play blackjack online on your phone

Want to play blackjack online for real money at JackpotCity Casino? Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ is available at JackpotCity Casino on whichever device is in your hand. Use your favourite web browser to access this online blackjack casino game on your PC, laptop or mobile device at home, or on the move. If preferable, you can also play Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ on our downloadable mobile casino app using your Android or iOS device.

Play with confidence and peace of mind

JackpotCity Casino is licensed which sets the highest standard for gambling regulations to protect customers against unfairness, crime, corruption, and money laundering. Our casino is also certified by eCOGRA which means we offer industry-approved games that are fair and safe to play. We offer only the most secure and trusted banking options, including Visa, MasterCard, paysafecard, iDebit, MuchBetter, Neosurf, and INSTADEBIT. Our responsible gambling policy allows players to put deposit limits on their accounts or self-exclude themselves should they wish to take a break from our casino.

Ever wanted to play classic blackjack strategy? Try Perfect Strategy Blackjack. When you play the game, you will be offered recommendations on how to act based on blackjack theory and analytics. For a more interactive experience, try Ultimate Blackjack with Olivia, a hyper-realistic virtual blackjack game that’s indistinguishable from the real deal.

Classic Blackjack with Sweetheart 16™ Game Guide

Go from novice to expert in no time!

One of our highly acclaimed, fan favorite games! We give it a shiny 4,5 out of 5.

Real Blackjack with James
Meet James, dealer and opponent, in Real Blackjack with James, a uniquely designed virtual RNG online casino game at JackpotCity Casino. You’ll believe you’re at the casino as you try to beat James to 21. Build a six-card hand and win a 6 Card Charlie prize. Employ your strategy wisely and enjoy this single hand, no-hole card game at JackpotCity Casino.
Real Blackjack with James Game Guide
Classic Blackjack Noble Diamonds
Take traditional blackjack and throw in a juicy side bet with eight ways to pay, and you get Classic Blackjack with Noble Diamonds™ from Switch Studios and Microgaming. This familiar blackjack game has the potential to offer payouts fit for a King – the biggest being a 2,000x reward granted if your first two cards and the dealer’s face-up card include three Kings of Diamonds.
Classic Blackjack Noble Diamonds Game Guide
Premier Blackjack with Sidebets
Packed with reasons to play, it’s easy to see why Premier Blackjack with Side Bets is one of the most popular blackjack games at JackpotCity Casino. Play up to five hands at the same time and complement your blackjack strategy with fun 21+3 and Perfect Pairs side bets. Exceptional graphics and sounds round off this modernized version of an established player favourite.
Premier Blackjack with Sidebets Game Guide
Triangle Light