Exchange Blackjack is a variant of Blackjack played with many different rules from the standard Blackjack. It is different from the traditional Blackjack as in this the players compete between each other unlike standard Blackjack in which the player used to compete against the dealer. Exchange Blackjack is a random game as it is played with unlimited number of 52-card decks.
Rules for Exchange Blackjack
Exchange Blackjack uses the basic rules of the regular Blackjack. Some of the other important rules that the player needs to follow while playing Exchange Blackjack are given below-
- Infinite number of standard 52 card-decks are used for playing Exchange Blackjack.
- Payout is even money.
- The player is not allowed to double down, split or surrender.
- Dealer stands on soft 17.
- Dealer automatically stands on receiving 5 cards.
- Dealer may or may not take a hole card.
- Highest for a dealer or a player is a 5 card hand of 21 points or less.
- Blackjack is the second highest hand.
- The third highest hand is 21-point hand.
How to play Exchange Blackjack
The objective of Exchange Blackjack is the same as regular Blackjack. The value of all the face cards is 10 and the other regular cards are of the same value as their number. The value of Aces is1 or 11. In this blackjack variant, players can make a bet on other player’s hand. The bet can be either to support the player or against the hand to lay that player.
After the first round of betting the dealer again distributes two cards to the player and one card to himself. The players can only hit or stand as they don’t have the options of splitting, doubling or surrendering. The player can get the highest hand if he has a hand value of 21 points in 5 cards. This is called a Five Card Charlie. The second highest hand is getting a Blackjack. The third highest hand a player can get is through a 21 point hand.
The games comes to an end if the dealer achieves 21 points with 5 cards as all the bets are resolved. If in case all the players have busted except one with 21 points and the dealer cannot win so all the bets will be resolved and the game will get over. If all the players will bust the dealer will automatically win the game. The game can continue till six rounds and there can be multiple winnings.