Switch is more fun than the classic Blackjack version.
Rules for Blackjack Switch
Blackjack switch is a lot different from normal Blackjack, as in this game when a dealer gets a hand of 22 instead of calling it a Bust the hand is called Push against the player’s hand. The exception to this rule is when the player’s hand is a Blackjack.
- The basic rules like Hit, Stand, Insurance and Surrender are similar to the ones played in a regular Blackjack game.
- This game is played with six or eight decks of cards, with 52 cards in each deck.
- In Blackjack switch, player is dealt with two hands against dealer’s one hand.
- Player has to make two different bets of same value.
- Player is allowed to swap the top cards of both the hands dealt to him.
- In this Blackjack variant, dealer’s Blackjack will always lose against the player’s Blackjack.
- Player is allowed to double on a hand of any two cards.
- The re-split rule says that player can opt for re-splitting options up to four cards.
- In Blackjack switch split after double is permitted.
- In Blackjack switch a Blackjack hand is gets a payout of 1:1, unlike the normal 3:2 Blackjack payout.
- Dealer, when playing Blackjack switch, has to hit on a soft hand of 17.
- Splitting and re-splitting is allowed in even a hand with aces.
- Doubling after the splitting of aces is not allowed, while some casinos allow it with few restrictions.
Tips for Blackjack Switch
A major winning tip in Blackjack switch is to Hit whenever the player has a hand that totals eight or less than eight. Also if the hand consists of one card as ace and other card totaling four or less, a hit is a good idea. The tip for Standing includes a hand that totals 17 or a hand with one card as ace and other totaling eight or less than eight.
In Blackjack switch, when played the basic rules, the house edge is around 0.58% when dealer hits on a soft hand of 17 played with six decks. But the house edge tends to vary with the variations. a game played with right decks offers a house edge of +0.02% , when the dealer decides to stand on a soft hand of 17, the house edge is -0.30% , switched Blackjack is always a winner with -0.40% and Blackjack winner offers -0.21% .