Similar to Blackjack, Blackjack Switch is an intriguing game in which the player is dealt two hands and is allowed to “switch” the two tops cards of each hand to form a winning hand. Download and play Blackjack Switch, a twist on an old classic.
Blackjack Switch Rules
The object of Blackjack Switch is for the total of your cards in either hand to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. Card values are the same as in standard Blackjack – Aces count as either 1 or 11; face cards as 10; and number cards as their face value.
Exception to the Rule
The rules are the same as standard Blackjack, but with one exception. You are dealt two hands, which you play in turn – first the right, and then the left hand with the dealer playing his hand last. You may split, double, or take insurance just like in standard Blackjack. Another exception is Blackjack Rule #5 which states: “If the player doubles and the dealer’s first card has a value of 10, and the dealer gets blackjack; the player loses only the initial bet.” This rule does not apply in Blackjack Switch.
Switch Makes All the Difference
The difference between Switch and standard Blackjack is that the dealer always hits on soft 17, meaning that he always draws one more card when he has 17, with the ace valued as 11.
Also, Blackjack pays 1/1 instead of 3/2, although more ‘Blackjacks’ are created due to the ‘switching’ option.
Prior to any hits; you may switch the top cards of your two hands.
The dealer will “push” on a total of 22 (except 'Blackjacks' will still win). This means that whenever the dealer's total reaches 22, then all bets are 'pushed', regardless of their total. The only exception is if a player has a ‘Blackjack’, which will still win.
The small circle between the standard bet areas is the super bet area. The super bet wins if your initial 4 cards contain 2 or more matching cards. For example, if your right hand is a Queen and a Six, and your left hand a Queen and a King, you have a pair and your super bet wins. The win ratios are written on the table.