With so many new games being introduced at online casinos on a weekly basis, it
is hard for the software development companies to produce something that stands
out completely. One such game is blackjack switch, which is a version of
blackjack offered solely at certain Playtech casinos.
However, the only way you will be able to tell if switch blackjack is a game
that you will enjoy is to give it a try. The game is guaranteed to put a smile
on even the most die-hard blackjack player's face.
The game works according to the usual blackjack rules, but there are a few
things that are different enough to take note of.
This is how the game functions:
To play, you need to place two bets of the same amount - this will allow you
to play two hands.
Once the two hands are dealt, you have the choice of switching the second
cards around if it makes your hands stronger - for example, if you are dealt
Q/7 and K/4 then you are able to swap the second two cards around to make
two new hands of Q/K and 7/4 which are clearly much stronger hands.
You are allowed to double up in blackjack switch, and using the above
scenario as an example this would be a good idea.
This may seem as though everything works in your favour as a blackjack switch
player - but you have to remember that all online casinos need a house edge to
stay in business. Blackjack switch also incorporates several rules that allow
balance these odds slightly more
The dealer is allowed to get a total of 22 which will result in any other
hand being pushed - unless you have blackjack, which will still count as a
The dealer also hits on a soft 17.
Blackjack only pays 1:1
As you can see, although there are many more ways to win at blackjack switch,
there are also a few things that count against you. The key is to play each hand
on its own merit and to keep in mind that the dealer has more outs than you.
Playtech is one of the largest producers of online casino software and games and
is renowned for its attention to detail and player-centric ethics. Launching a
new version of blackjack is always risky - for two reasons. Firstly, many
blackjack purists shun any new versions of the game. Secondly, with so many
variants it is not always guaranteed that a new version will be successful.
Blackjack switch has proven all its critics wrong.