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BLACKJACK SWITCH

How to Play

Blackjack Switch

This game is a modification of Blackjack, so if you are familiar with Blackjack, you will have no trouble mastering this game. There are some important differences from the standard Blackjack however, so please first read the Blackjack Switch Rules, return to this page after you have learned the rules.

To play the game:

  • Select a chip by clicking on it. Now click on a bet area to increase your bet by the chip amount. Every click on the bet area increases your bet, every right-click decreases your bet.
  • There are two kinds of bet areas – normal and ‘Super Match’ bet. Normal bet area is any of the two larger areas, ‘Super Match’ bet area is the small area. Remember that by clicking on the normal bet area, you actually place two identical bets – one for each of your hands.
  • After you have placed your bets, click the Deal button.
  • Use the Hit, Stand, Double, Split,Insurance and Switch buttons as required.
  • Please note that if you want to Switch, you need to do so before starting to play your first hand. After using Hit, Split, Double or Insurance buttons, you cannot Switch. Also please note that Insurance, Double and Split buttons require an additional bet, as described in the rules. You are not able to use these buttons, if you do not have sufficient balance.
  • If you want to play another round, press New Game. Then place a bet as described above and click the Deal button, or click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round.


Super Match

This is an optional bet, you do not need to place a super bet to play the game. To place a super bet, place the chip(s) in the small circle between the normal bet areas. Super bet wins if your 4 initial cards contain 2 or more cards of the same kind (pair of Jacks, three Aces etc.) The win ratios are written on the table.


Buttons:

 

Deal

Deal out the cards.

Double

Doubles the bet and gives you a third card.

Hit

Request one more card.

Stand

Draw no more cards and start the dealer’s turn.

Insurance

Protect your bet for the case when the dealer may have blackjack (like in standard Blackjack – see standard Blackjack Rules for more info).

Switch

Switch the two top cards of your two hands.

New Game

Start a new game round.

Rebet

Place the same bet as in the previous round and deal the cards.

Split

Split one hand into two separate hands.

The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:

  • Current balance

Your account balance. This is the money you can use to play the casino games.

  • Cashier

Clicking this button opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits and withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.

  • Play for Real Money

This button appears only in Fun or Offline Mode. Clicking it will take you to the Real Money account creation page. If you already have a Real Money account, it will take you to the Play for Real Money login screen.

  • Menu

Some popular functions are united under the Menu.

Clicking History (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.

Options allows you to change audio quality and various gameplay settings, and Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.

Online Support lets you contact a customer support specialist, if one is online.

  • Close

Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.


Shortcut keys

If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.

Press this key

To do this

TAB

Tab between the buttons on the screen.

ENTER

Click the button that is currently highlighted.

SPACEBAR

Start a new game round, press again to rebet as well.

Number keys

Select a chip. Different number keys select different chips. The number of functioning keys depends on the chips allowed for the current player and can be subject to change.

ESC

Exit the game and go back to the lobby.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the game that was interrupted so you can continue playing.

Rules

Blackjack Switch Rules

The object of Blackjack Switch is for the total of your cards in either hand to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. Card values are the same as in standard Blackjack – aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards as their face value.

The rules are the same as in standard Blackjack. Except you have two hands, which you play in turn – first the right and then the left one, then the dealer plays his hand. You may split, double, take insurance etc. just like in standard Blackjack. An exception from the standard Blackjack is that the dealer always hits soft 17 – meaning he always draws one more card when he has 17 with an ace counted as 11. Also, ‘Blackjacks’ pay 1/1 instead of 3/2 although more ‘Blackjacks’ are created due to the ‘switching’ option. (See below). Another exception is that Blackjack rule no. 5 (“If the player doubles and the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets blackjack, the player loses only the initial bet.”) does not apply in Blackjack Switch.


Peek

If the dealer’s up card is an Ace or a 10-card, the dealer will peek at his cards to check for Blackjack before the player makes his moves. If the dealer does in fact have Blackjack and the player doesn’t, he will reveal his cards and collect all bets, and the game round will be over with the dealer winning. If either of the player’s two initial hands (before switching) makes up Blackjack, that hand pushes against the dealer and the bet for it is returned to the player.


Switch

Prior to any hits, you may switch the top cards of your two hands.


Push 22

Dealer will “push” on a total of 22 (except 'Blackjacks' will still win).   This means that whenever the dealer's total reaches 22 then all bets are 'pushed', regardless of their total except if a player either has a ‘Blackjack’, which will still win, or has ‘Bust’, which will still lose.


Super Match

The small circle between the standard bet areas is the super bet area. The super bet wins if your initial 4 cards contain 2 or more matching cards. For example, if your right hand is a Queen and a Six, and your left hand a Queen and a King, you have a pair and your super bet wins. The win ratios are written on the table.


Summary Of Rules

Dealer Hits Soft 17

Blackjack pays 1/1

Switch top cards of the two hands

All doubles and splitting allowed

Dealer pushes on 22 (except Blackjack will still wins)

Pay Table