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Switch things up by playing Switch Blackjack

9 October 2008

Switch Blackjack by BetUS allows you to do something you've always wanted to do at the blackjack table: trade cards between your two hands after they are dealt. But while this unique twist to the game may seem advantageous, there are house rules that come along with it, making it more difficult to win at than you may think.

Switch Blackjack is played with a six-deck shoe. Each player must play two hands of equal value. After the hands are dealt, the player has the option of switching the second card dealt between the two hands. Of course, the house does make some compensation. First, blackjack pays just 1-to-1. Secondly – and this is sometimes easy to forget while playing – the dealer gets a "push" on 22, unless the player has blackjack.

Other variations from conventional blackjack are that the player may double on 10 and 11 only and players can split just once. Also, the dealer hits on a soft 17.

Because of all of the above variations to the rule, basic blackjack strategy does not always rule when playing Switch Blackjack. You must pay close attention to every hand, making sure that you don't miss any opportunities to improve either hand. Because the house edge is exaggerated, it is vital to pounce on any opportunity to hit blackjack. And remember, since you are forced to play two hands at a time, the odds of your bankroll diminishing at a quicker pace are much more likely, putting further importance on making the correct move on every hand.

Switch Blackjack is a fun alternative to conventional blackjack, but we don't recommend playing this game on a frequent basis if you're looking to pad your bankroll. Play the game in small doses, have fun with it and get out quick when things start to go bad. This is not a game to use as a "get back" method!

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