BLACKJACK SWITCHHow to play Online Blackjack Switch?
Blackjack Switch really is great fun to play. At first glance it comes across as similar to a standard game of multi-hand blackjack, when played with two hands at the same time. However, the fun starts with the switch itself. Instead of playing each hand on its own merits, you have the option of swapping the top two cards on each of your hands. From then on the game uses the basic blackjack rules. With each hand you can double, insure, hit, stand or fold. The aim is, as usual, to beat the dealer. There are some slight differences to regular online blackjack:
> A player may "switch"
the second cards dealt, the top cards of each hand. The player may switch
to form a blackjack, although depending on where you play this is often
counted as a 21 instead of a blackjack.
> The dealer will always hit a soft 17 - meaning he will always draw one more card if he has 17 with an Ace counted as 11.
> If the dealers up card is an Ace he will peek for blackjack.
> If the dealer has blackjack all player hands lose apart from a player blackjack which will push.
> The player may double on any two cards, the player may double after a split and may resplit up to four hands.
> A winning blackjack hand pays 1:1 rather than 3:2 like in regular Blackjack.
> A dealers total of 22 will not bust but will push against any player total of 21 or less, except if the player has a blackjack which still wins.
> The Super Match side bet is the small circle area between the normal bet areas. You will win this side bet when your initial four cards contain pairs (pays out 1:1), three-of-a-kind (pays out 5:1), two pairs (pays out 8:1) or four-of-a-kind (pays out 40:1).
How is the table layout?
As you can see in the image above, the Blackjack Switch table is very simple, just a circle in front of you where there will be all your wagered chips.
How are the payouts?
> Blackjack pays 1 to 1
Basic strategy for playing out blackjack switch hands, after the switching decision has been made, is tabulated below, for a game in which the dealer hits soft 17 and peeks for blackjack
S = Stand
H = Hit
D = Double
SP = Split
With optimal strategy, the house edge is only 0.16% with 6 decks and 0.18% with 8 decks.