One of the newest variations of 21 is Blackjack Switch.
It is a great game to play as it has an extremely low house advantage
of about 0.05%. It is currently only available online at casinos that
use Playtech software. The great news is that there are many reputable
Playtech casinos and they all offer big bonuses.
Values : The game is played with four decks of playing cards.
All numbered cards
have their face value. Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth ten and
Aces can be either one or eleven.
of the Game : Your goal is to beat the dealer with either
one or both of your
hands. To do this you want to get cards totaling 21 or as close
to 21 without going
Blackjack Switch Rules
The rules are very similar to any
other form of blackjack except you are always dealt two hands instead
of one. You can then switch cards between the two hands. This makes
for a lot more blackjacks then usual.
Because of this the payout for blackjack is reduced from the standard
3 to 2 to a lower 1 to pay out. The other main differences to normal
blackjack rules are the fact that the dealer hits all soft 17's rather
than stands. There is also the "Push 22 Rule" which we explain
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.
There is also a side bet available called the "Super Match"
this bet pays a bonus if your hand consists of two or more cards of
the same face value.
How the Hands are Played
The game starts as normal.
You get dealt two separate hands and then have the option of leaving
them as is or switching them. After either taking the switch option
you then play the rest of the hand as normal. You can select to hit,
stand, stay or double down. The hand is then concluded when the dealer
reveals their cards.
Where To Play
All Playtech casinos have the game
and all offer new players at least $100 worth of free bonuses. Try
out the game online today and see why it is so popular.
US Players : Playtech casinos do not allow players from the USA