Blackjack Switch

Blackjack Switch is an innovative variant from Playtech. The player plays two independent hands against the dealer, each having an identical wagered amount.

This variant plays the same as Blackjack Swap, the only difference is the name.

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Blackjack Switch Introduction

After the two initial cards are dealt to each hand the player has the option to switch the second cards. The effectiveness of this is illustrated using an example. Suppose the first hand of the player has a three and a ten and the second hand of the player has a king and an eight. By switching the second cards the first hand has a three and an eight which gives a value of 11. By drawing another card this hand has the potential of becoming extremely strong. After switching the second hand has a king and a ten, which gives a value of 20. This already has a very high chance of winning. Because of this advantage offered to the player, certain rules have been tweaked in favor of the house. For instance blackjack pays out at only even money instead of the usual 3 to 2.

Blackjack Switch Rules

If the dealer’s face up card is an ace the player can place the insurance bet. If the dealer gets blackjack the insurance bet is paid out at 2 to 1. If the dealer’s face up card is an ace or a 10 value card then the dealer checks for blackjack. If the dealer has a blackjack then the player loses his wagers, except when he himself holds a blackjack. In that event the wagers push. Once these initial formalities are through the player can switch cards if he wants to. This has to be done before the player makes any of the regular moves. Then the player can hit or stand on each of his hands in turn. The standard moves of split and double down are also allowed. These follow the standard blackjack rules and the details are available in the Help section of the menu.

After the player either busts or stands on each of his hands the dealer plays his hand automatically according to the set rules. The dealer hits on soft 17 and stands on hard 17. The hand comparisons are made in the usual manner with one notable exception. If the dealer has a total of 22 he will not bust, but all remaining bets will push. However, when the player has a blackjack he will win. All win payouts are made at even money.

Blackjack Switch offers an independent side bet called Super Match. A separate wager is required for this bet and is placed in the small circle marked Super Match. The payout is decided based on the four initial cards dealt to the player. If the player gets some specified poker hands in these cards he receives bonus payouts. If these cards contain a pair then the payout is 1 to 1. For three of a kind the payout is 5 to 1. For two pairs the payout is 8 to 1. And for four of a kind the payout is 40 to 1.

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