Similar to Spanish 21, double attack blackjack is a blackjack variation that is popular in casinos found in Atlantic City, New Jersey, though it can also be found online. In this variation, blackjacks only pay even money, rather than 3:2, but there are some rules that are beneficial to the player as well.
The major difference in the game is that in double attack togel hongkong , players are able to double their wager after seeing the dealer’s up card. With traditional blackjack, if you double you only get one more card, but with double attack blackjack, the first card dealt is the dealer’s up card. Based on that, you decide whether or not you want to double your bet. If you do, you can take as many cards as you want, but you cannot double again. After the players decide whether or not to double, the players are dealt two cards each and the dealer takes a hole card.
There is also a side bet in this game on whether or not the dealer will bust on the third card. This side bet is called BustIt and is made before you see the dealer’s up card, though, so it is a completely blind bet. If you bet that the dealer will bust on the third card and he does, your payout is different depending on what that third card was. If the third card was a 10, it pays 3:1. If the third card is a nine, it pays 6:1. If the third card was an eight, it pays 8:1. If the third card is a seven, it pays 10:1, and finally, the best deal of all happens if the third card is a six, because that pays out a whopping 15 to 1!
Because the game is played differently, the basic strategy for double attack blackjack is different than from traditional blackjack. The house edge for double attack blackjack is higher than in the traditional game. With most rules, the house edge is 0.62%, compared to 0.5% with traditional blackjack.
Blackjack Variations: Blackjack Switch
Yesterday I tried a blackjack variation called “blackjack switch” for the first time. I had heard about the game but had never played it. I’ve yet to find a brick and mortar casino that offers blackjack switch, but you can find it sometimes online and of course in a game between friends you can play with whatever rules you want.
Blackjack switch is a variation that basically allows players to do something that is cheating (and a common cheating technique at that) in traditional blackjack. In this game, you play two hands at a time and have the opportunity to switch cards between the hands. For example, if you are dealt a hand of a 10 and 5 (15) and another hand of a Jack and 6 (16), you could swap the cards to make hands of 10-J (20) and 6-5 (13). In this scenario, making the switch is an easy decision because you traded two stiff hands for one stiff hand and a hand of 20.
Unless otherwise noted, the other rules in blackjack switch are the same as in traditional blackjack. However, to counteract the player advantage of allowing player switching, blackjacks only pay out 1:1 instead of the standard 3:2. Not only that, but the dealer basically has a one-point safety net. If the dealer draws a 22, which normally busts him, it is a push against any player hand except a 21, where the player would win. Drawing a 23 or higher does bust the dealer, though. Because of the rule making a dealer 22 a push, basic strategy for blackjack switch (after switching) is slightly different from traditional blackjack. There is also a generally accepted basic strategy for when to switch, but unlike regular blackjack basic strategy, it is far from simple and the complex strategy is not something I am going to delve into here.
Despite allowing players to switch cards, the house edge for this variation is slightly higher than with traditional blackjack. Playing perfect strategy, the house edge for this blackjack variation is 0.58%.