BlackJack Switch

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PatrickBateman PM PatrickBateman
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Posted: 5/18/2010 9:26:03 PM
Seems like this game is too easy...anyone know anything about it? What is the catch? Last time I was in Vegas it was the only table game my friends were winning at...I stuck to betting sports mostly.
Louis_IV PM Louis_IV
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Posted: 5/18/2010 10:47:14 PM

The only place that initially had it was Casino Royale....a real garbage hole, some of the other casinos have now picked it up I think.....

You must play two hands, two bets.  You have the option of of switching the top cards of the two hands to make your best hand.  Twenty One pays even money but the catch is that a PUSH occurs when the dealer hits 22....vs. the typical bust.  They don't bust unless they get 23 or more....

PatrickBateman PM PatrickBateman
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Posted: 5/18/2010 11:27:56 PM

So that means basically that it is just better to play regular black jack? What about spanish 21 (I know how to play)? Which of these three is the best for the player to play?

gimmedempoints PM gimmedempoints
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Posted: 5/19/2010 11:07:21 AM
If you're playing these silly games online...that's what they are...silly. If you're playing in Vegas, I'd stick to a game you know if you want to try and win big. If you feel like trying something new, don't get your hopes up...just have fun at the table and drink plenty of "free" drinks.
PatrickBateman PM PatrickBateman
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Posted: 5/19/2010 3:08:58 PM
Not playing them online. I am headed to Vegas is a month and was just wondering which one gives the player the best chances...I have no illusions of going to Vegas and walking out a millionaire, I just want to know which one is the least stacked game against the player of the three.
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Posted: 5/19/2010 4:05:05 PM

I've been there twice and the 1st time I lost my shorts playing single deck bj...some like it, I hated it (probably because I couldn't win) but they deal 2-3 hands if you're lucky and then shuffle. Blackjack pays 6-5...don't play single deck imo

Was able to hold my own playing 4-6 deck bj, alittle weary of the automatic shufflers but I try not to let that bother me.

Either way the odds of bj switch and regular should be around the same because of what Louis stated above with the dealer able to get 22 resulting in a push, and even money bj payout. They also are getting you to play two hands so there could be more money on the table at one time...in the end they know what they're doing with the games. Have fun and GL tho!  Looking forward to a Vegas recap when you get back!

VegasMaxx PM VegasMaxx
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Posted: 5/20/2010 1:01:26 PM

My favorite game

Never a seat.

superbill PM superbill
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Posted: 7/8/2010 4:41:43 PM

I have heard that you use the same basic strategy as you would traditional 21, but you are suppose to buy insurance against the dealers ace up. Anyone else know if this is correct strategy?

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Posted: 7/8/2010 6:03:24 PM
Just as ageneral rule I expect the odds on 'tailored' variations of regular table games to be worse then the original.Ther are games like no down card bj or a table version of texas hold"em and these are for tourists.Don"t fall for them.
mr_bollox PM mr_bollox
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Posted: 7/10/2010 4:01:02 PM
gimmick games like these should be avoided, its a casino "creation" that on paper looks enticing but there's an extra 1-2% edge for them on these games over regular BJ.

the only gimmick version of BJ anybody should play is single deck.
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Posted: 7/12/2010 5:09:50 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mr_bollox:

gimmick games like these should be avoided, its a casino "creation" that on paper looks enticing but there's an extra 1-2% edge for them on these games over regular BJ.

the only gimmick version of BJ anybody should play is single deck.


As long as you know what you're doing, the house edge in Blackjack Switch is very similar to normal blackjack.  Switch is around 0.58% and blackjack is around 0.43%.

Single deck paying 6 to 5 on blackjack is about 1.36%.
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