Blackjack switch is a blackjack variant that lets players switch cards between two hands, which is typically considered a classic cheating technique. The player must place two equal-sized bets and has the option of switching the second card handed to each hand. Of course, there is a price to be paid for anything valuable. In this case, a dealer 22 results in a tie against all non-busted hands, and blackjacks pay even money.
Rules of Blackjack Switch
- Unless otherwise stated, all rules are based on traditional blackjack.
- There are six or eight decks in use.
- Typically, the dealer will hit a soft 17. According to what I've heard, the dealer in Ontario, Canada, is on soft 17.
- The player must place two equal-sized stakes.
- Face-up cards will be dealt.
- With an ace or ten up, the dealer will peek for blackjack. All player hands lose immediately if the dealer has a blackjack, except a player blackjack, which pushes.
- The player may switch the second card handed to each hand. If one hand has 5,10 and the other has 10,6, the player can swap the 10 and 6 for two hands of 11 and 20. To construct a blackjack, the player can also switch cards.
- It counts as 21 points if the player switches to a blackjack.
- The player can double any two cards.
- After a split, the player has the option to double.
- The player can resplit up to four hands.
- Winning player blackjacks payout at the same rate as losing player blackjacks.
- Any player with a total of 21 or less will be pushed by a dealer total of 22. A player blackjack will still defeat a dealer blackjack by a factor of two.