Blackjack Switch Gaming Tips
Are you new to online blackjack, or just looking to take your game to the next level? We’ve got the Blackjack Switch Gaming Tips to help you out.
- Game type: Table game/card game
- Availability: This version of Blackjack if offered on online casinos using Playtech software.
- Risk/Reward: Low – Blackjack Switch doesn’t have large wins, but your money does go far.
- Skill Game: Blackjack Switch is a game where your level of skill can greatly effect your chances.
How to Play
- Select a chip by clicking on it. Now click on a bet area to increase your bet by the chip amount. Every click on the bet area increases your bet, every right-click decreases your bet.
- There are two kinds of bet areas – normal and ‘Super Match’ bet. Normal bet area is any of the two larger areas, ‘Super Match’ bet area is the small area. Remember that by clicking on the normal bet area, you actually place two identical bets – one for each of your hands.
- After you have placed your bets, click the Deal button.
- Use the Hit, Stand, Double, Split, Insurance and Switch buttons as required.
- Please note that if you want to Switch, you need to do so before starting to play your first hand. After using Hit, Split, Double or Insurance buttons, you cannot Switch. Also please note that Insurance, Double and Split buttons require an additional wager, as described in the rules. You are not able to use these buttons, if you do not have sufficient balance.
- If you want to play another round, press New Game. Then place a bet as described above and click the Deal button, or click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round.
This is an optional bet, you do not need to place a super bet to play the game. To place a super bet, place the chip(s) in the small circle between the normal bet areas. Super bet wins if your 4 initial cards contain 2 or more cards of the same kind (pair of Jacks, three Aces etc.) The win ratios are written on the table.
- Deal – Deal out the cards.
- Insurance – Protect your bet for the case when the dealer may have blackjack (see Rules for more info).
- Double – Double the wager and gives you a third card.
- Hit – Request one more card.
- Switch – Switch the two top cards of your two hands.
- Stand – Draw no more cards and start the dealer’s turn. New Game Start a new game round.
- Rebet – Place the same bet as in the previous round and deal the cards.
- Skip Turn – Skip your turn when you are playing in multiplayer mode.
- Split – Split one hand into two separate hands.
- History – See the game history – dates, bets and results of your previous game rounds.
- Help – Open the help file (which you are reading right now).
- Options – Open the Options dialog box – see the Options section of this help file.
- Cashier – This button appears only in Real Money mode. Click it to go to the Cashier. The Cashier enables you to deposit or withdraw money, view your transaction history, etc.
- Play For Real Money – This button appears only in Fun Mode. Clicking this will take you to the Real Money mode account creation page. If you already have a Real Money mode account, it will take you to the Real Money mode Login screen.
- Lobby – Press this to exit the game and go back to the lobby. You can’t exit in the middle of a game round.
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.
The rules are the same as in standard Blackjack (see here). Except you have two hands, which you play in turn – first the right and then the left one, then the dealer plays his hand. You may split, double, take insurance etc. just like in standard Blackjack. An exception from the standard Blackjack is that the dealer always hits soft 17 – meaning he always draws one more card when he has 17 with an ace counted as 11. Also, ‘Blackjacks’ pay 1/1 instead of 3/2 although more ‘Blackjacks’ are created due to the ‘switching’ option. (See below). Another exception is that Blackjack rule no. 5 (“If the player doubles and the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets blackjack, the player loses only the initial bet.”) does not apply in Blackjack Switch.
Prior to any hits, you may switch the top cards of your two hands.
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 except 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.
Summary Of Rules
Dealer Hits Soft 17
‘Blackjacks’ pay 1/1
Switch top cards of the two hands
All doubles and splitting allowed
Dealer pushes on 22 (except Blackjacks will still win)