Blackjack Switch is a blackjack variant with low house advantage. The two main software offers the game are Playtech and Grand Virtual. However, the game is a bit slower because of the additional switching decisions.
Blackjack Switch Rules
In each round, players play two hands at the same time as in multi-hand blackjack. Player places two bets of equal size on both hands. Player two cards on two blackjack hands dealt, and one of the two cards dealer is visible as in regular blackjack. The twist is that these hands before the game, the player can switch the top cards between the hands. For example, players will receive hands 8.7 and 4 A. The player can switch 7 and A 8, A and 4.7 obtained. After changing the player playing with both hands by the usual rules. The player can hit, double and split on both hands. To this advantage, the merchant has to compensate for the following advantages:
Dealer 22 pushes all hands except blackjack player
Blackjack pays 1: 1 as a regular winning hand
The dealer soft 17
Playtech software uses 6 decks for the game and Grand Virtual uses 8 decks. Other Blackjack rules are: double on 2 cards, double after split, split up to four hands again.
n upcard hand values and distributors. You try to improve by switching usually both hands. For example, 8.7 = 4.10 = 15 and 14 is a combination worse than 8.10 = 18 = 4.7 and 11, you can also switch to make murderers, and generally (but not always) the right decision is switch make a blackjack at the expense of the other hand. This is the only Blackjack beats dealer 22nd
The switch decision
The right switch decision depends on the hand values and dealer upcard. You try to improve by switching usually both hands. For example, 8.7 = 4.10 = 15 and 14 is a combination worse than 8.10 = 18 = 4.7 and 11, you can also switch to make murderers, and generally (but not always) the right decision is switch make a blackjack at the expense of the other hand. This is the only Blackjack beats dealer 22nd
House Edge and Rule Variations
With optimal strategy the house edge 0.16% on Playtech gaming software and World (6 decks) and 0.18% on Grand Virtual software (8 decks).
Variance and results on bonus wager
Blackjack Switch has a smaller variance than normal blackjack, because large number of rounds are relapses (one hand wins and the other loses) and dealer 22 results in a push. The standard deviation per unit bet to around 0.85. The following table shows tent Gain, risk busting and the bonus EV for different application requirements and wagers when filling out change to black play-through. The BET values are expressed as per use of one hand and each round consists of two hands.