Basically the player plays 2 hands and places 2 identical bets to allow for this.
The main element of the game is that the player is allowed to ‘switch’ the second cards around, if desired. Here are a few main points behind blackjack switch and playing it.
- All rules are based on conventional blackjack unless otherwise noted.
- The player must make two bets of equal size.
- Cards will be dealt face up.
- The player may switch the 2nd card dealt to each hand. For example if one hand has 5,10 and the other has 10,6 the player may switch the 10 and 6 to have two hands of 11 and 20.
- Six decks are used. (Ideal to follow this strategy – Click Here – )
- Dealer hits a soft 17.
- Player may double on any 2 cards.
- Player may double after a split.
- Player may not re-split.
- Winning player blackjacks pay even money.
- Full European no-peek rule. Player loses total amount bet against a dealer blackjack. A benefit of this rule is that the player can switch to a blackjack, even if the dealer has a blackjack.
- A dealer total of 22 will push against any player total of 21 or less. A player blackjack will still beat a dealer 22.
For example, if a player is dealt the following 2 hands :
then the player can ‘switch’ the second cards i.e. the Ace and 5 around, to make the following 2 hands :-
All doubling and splitting is allowed as in regular Blackjack.
To compensate for this powerful feature, the dealer will ‘push’ players’ hands on a dealer’s total of 22. However, ‘Blackjacks’ will still win.
This still gives a considerable advantage to the player so 2 further rules are implemented to make the game an extremely fair proposition. The other 2 rules are :
‘Blackjacks’ pay even money
Dealer Hits ‘Soft 17’
So take the ‘switch’ challenge and prepare yourself for enjoyable and stimulating decisions where you control the order of the cards.
This is an optional bet which does not have to be the same amount as the ‘Blackjack Switch’ wager. It can be higher or lower, if desired.
Players who place this bet are aiming to be dealt a pair or better from the initial 4 cards dealt out. (See layout on game for payout odds).
All ‘Super Match’ bets are settled before any play of the hands.
And that’s all there is to it.