Blackjack Switch Is the Player's Personal Choice

Blackjack switch refers to a variant of blackjack that allows players to use what is usually seen as a traditional maneuver of cheating: trade cards. All a player needs to do is place two equal bets and they can then switch any second card that is given to each of these hands. Right now, this game can be played at online casinos of Playtech, as well as at various traditional casinos in Russia and Las Vegas.

The Rules

  • The rules for this game are all based on traditional blackjack.
  • Up to eight decks can be used.
  • The dealer normally hits when it comes to soft 17s.
  • Cards are dealt with their faces up.
  • The dealer peeks for a blackjack if he gets a face-up ten or ace. If a blackjack is present, all players will automatically lose, except if they have a blackjack, too (resulting in a push).
  • If players choose to switch for a blackjack, the hand will count for 21 points overall.
  • Players can double on 2 cards of their choosing.
  • Players can double after splits.
  • Players can keep re-splitting until they get four hands.
  • Winning blackjacks pay out even money.
  • In Russia, the same rules are played, but early surrender is allowed, the dealer doesn't take hole cards, and he also stands with soft 17s.

The House Edge

The rules in Las Vegas state that the dealer has to hit soft 17s if six decks are used, while switched blackjacks count as a total value of 21 with a house edge equal to 0.58%. Here are several house edge effects that come with these rule variations:

  • Eight decks equal to +0.02%.
  • In an instant, switched blackjacks win at -0.40%.
  • Automatic winners of blackjack equal to -0.21%.
  • The dealer has to stand with soft 17s for -0.30%.
  • In Russia, a house edge is usually 0.20%, provided an early surrender versus an ace can be done.

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  • Be confident!
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