Improve your hands by switching the top cards between them and see if you can win more with the Super Match side bet.
Blackjack Switch is an exciting Blackjack variant in which you play two hands simultaneously and have the option to switch the top cards of each hand. In all other ways it is a standard game that offers all the features you need, such as splitting and doubling, and it even gives you the chance to win even more with an exciting side bet.
How to Play Blackjack Switch
In Blackjack Switch the aim of the game is simple. You need to put together a hand of cards that has a value as close to 21 as possible. If you go over 21 then you go bust and lose the round. At the end of each round as long as your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is then you win the round. In Blackjack Switch you will always be playing two hands per round.
In Blackjack Switch, the numbered cards are worth their face values, the picture cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth 10, and Aces are worth either 1 or 11. This means that you can form a hand of 21 with just two cards, an Ace and a ten card, this is called Blackjack and it is the strongest possible hand.
To start a round you need to place your bet in the betting area and you can also place the Super Match side bet at this point. When you are happy with your bet just click on ‘Deal’ and you will receive two face-up cards to each active hand. The dealer will receive one face-up card and one face down.
This is when you can use the ‘Switch’ function. You can swap the top cards of the two hands if it will improve your hands. You will have a number of other options for each hand, ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. If you choose ‘Hit’ you receive another card to the hand, if you select ‘Stand’ it leaves the hand as it is and if you select ‘Double’ your bet for that hand is doubled, you receive one more card to that hand, and then play moves on. When you have finished playing your hands, the dealer will play his. The dealer will draw cards until his hand is worth at least 17, if it is a Soft 17 (i.e. it contains an Ace), then he will also hit.
At the end of a round, all winning hands are paid at 1:1. If both you and the dealer have the same hand then the bet is returned as a push, if you have Blackjack and the dealer has 21 then you will win the round. If the dealer has 22 then it counts as a push unless you have Blackjack.
Blackjack Switch Special Features
On occasion, you will be offered more options. If the dealer’s first card is an Ace then you have the chance to take out ‘Insurance’ against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your initial bet and if the dealer does have Blackjack then it is paid out at 2:1.
If your first two cards in a hand are identical then you have the option to ‘Split’ them into two hands. You can then play them as individual hands. If you have split two Aces then you can only draw one more card to each hand.
Blackjack Switch Side Bets
The game allows you to place the Super Match side bet. This pays out if the first four card dealt to you form a four of a kind, two pairs, three of a kind or one pair. One Pair pays 1:1, Three of a Kind pays 5:1, Two Pair pays 8:1 and Four of a Kind pays 10:1.