Blackjack Switch Rules

If you watching someone play Blackjack Switch you may think at first that the player is cheating and doing a really bad job at it too, but you would probably be wrong because while playing Blackjack Switch the player has the option of switching the second card of his two hands with each other to improve his hand.  This give the player a big edge over the casino that is why Blackjacks are only paid 1:1 and a dealer's 22 is a push against any active non-blackjack hand.  There is many twists and turns to Blackjack Switch that is why it is very important to learn the Blackjack Switch chart.



Blackjack Switch Rules

Benefits:
- Dealer checks for Blackjacks before play
- Two hands are played at the same time
- Doubling down after splitting pairs is allowed
- The player has the option of switching the second card of each hand with each other to improve the hands

Draw backs:
- Six decks of cards are used
- No re-splitting is allowed
- Players can only receive one card after splitting Aces
- Dealer hits a soft 17
- No surrender
- When the dealer has a 22 all active non-blackjack hands are a push
- Blackjacks pay 1:1
- No Blackjack insurance
- Players can only double down on 9, 10 and 11


Blackjack Switch Strategy Chart

The strategy chart for Blackjack Switch differs greatly from the strategy charts from other blackjack games.  One of the reasons is the Blackjack Switch rules state that if the dealer has a 22 hand it is considered a push against all active non-blackjack hands.  So the correct Blackjack Switch strategy for hands that are a borderline stand in a regular Blackjack game may be a hit for this fun game.



Your
Hand

Dealer's up card

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

5-8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

9

H

H

H

H

D

H

H

H

H

H

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

12

H

H

H

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13-16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

17-20

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A2 - A6

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

A7

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

A8 - A9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

2's - 3's

H

H

H

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4's

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

5's

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

6's

H

H

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

7's

S

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

8's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

9's

S

S

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

10's

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H=Hit, D=Double, S=Stand, SP=Split