Black Jack Switch
How to play
Before reading the specific rules of this version of BlackJack, it is necessary read the rules of the standard BlackJack. (See BlackJack Multi hands and BlackJack Single). The rules are like those of standard BlackJack. The difference, in Switch, is that the player always has two hands, played from right to left. The cards can be divided, doubled and insured as in standard BlackJack. Another difference is that the Dealer hits on a soft 17, and stands on all other 17’s. BlackJacks are paid 1/1 instead of 3/2 (as in the standard game) as more BlackJacks can be formed thanks to the possibility of “changing the cards”.
Before drawing another card, the player can change the second card of each hand dealt.
If the Dealer has more than 22 (“Bust”), and the player is not ‘Bust’, the player wins. If the Dealer has exactly 22 and the player is not “Bust” then the game is considered Tied or a Push. How ever if the player is dealt or switches to have a Black Jack player wins.
This is an optional bet. It is not necessary to bet the Super-Match to play. To place a bet on the Super-Match, place the chips in the small circle in the usual Bet areas. The Super- Match game wins if within the first 4 player cards there is any of the winning combinations indicated on the table (1 pair, 3 of a kind, 2 pairs or 4 of a kind) You can see the pay outs on the Table.
|Winnin Hand||1 to 1|
|Insurance||2 to 1|
|Black Jack||1 to 1|
Begins a new game
Clear the Bets
Repeat your previous bet
Instucts the dealer to deal the cards
Activates Insure for Half your original bet
Splits your hand
Instructs the dealer to deal you another card
Indicates to the dealer that you do not want any more cards
Change the second card of each hand
The Game Interface
Every game contains the following areas and/or buttons:
Balance and Bet Displays:
At the bottom left are two displays which show your current total Balance – the money that is available to you for betting, and your current Bet – the amount you have riding on the current hand or play.
At the center of the window at the bottom are displayed game messages, such as if you’ve won a hand, how much you’ve won, etc.
If you are playing for real, a Cashier button will be displayed in the bottom left above the Balance display. Clicking on this button will cause a popup window to appear containing the Cashier interface, allowing you to make quick deposits into your account.
Clicking on the Options button in the lower right area of the screen will show you the Game Options window. You may customize the game in the following ways:
The games have a speed setting between 1 and 5. The default setting is 4. Faster speeds cause the card animations to speed up so that you may play quicker.
By default, small balloons appear over bet chips on the table which show the value of the chip pile. You may turn these off here.
You may toggle sound effects like card and chip sounds, roulette wheel, sic bo tumbler
Toggle dealer announcements like ‘You Win’ and ‘Dealer etc. Has…’ here.
Clicking this button will cause a popup window to be displayed that contains a comprehensive account of all your bets and results for the current game. You may also access this information in the games web site in the Main Page, ‘History’ section
Clicking on the Help button causes a popup window to be displayed that contains the Help for all the games in the web site. The current game will be displayed initially, but you may view instructions for other games by choosing it in the drop down menu at the top of the page. These instructions are also in the Main Page, ‘Help’ section of the games web site.
The Game play Secuence
Every one of our games is played by opening the game, choosing table limits, betting, playing, and observing the result of your bet and game play choices. We’ll briefly describe these stages of game play, and show you what you need to know to be an expert player! Here are descriptions of each of these parts of the game play process: Starting the Game: After you select a game from the game menu, a window will pop up
This is the game window. You will see the game table, the game console, and several buttons.
Choosing Table Limits:
Before starting the game you may be presented with a window which offers you three choices of table limits. These are the limits that will be imposed on your betting – you may not bet more than the maximum, or less than the minimum. These bet limits apply to EACH bet area. So in Blackjack, the limits apply to each bet position individually. If you are not requested to choose a table limit the game has been assigned a limit by the casino and is displayed on a plaque on the table.
Placing your Bet(s):
After you choose your table limits, the limits window will disappear (the table limits will continue to be displayed on the plaque to the right of the chip area on the table). Along the left side, bottom of the table are a series of chips, each one with a different value marked on its surface. On the table there are one or more bet areas. These areas are shown as a slightly lighter circles or areas. In Roulette, Sic Bo, Keno and some other games you may have to move your mouse cursor to see the many bet areas.
To place a bet
click on a chip, then click in the bet area. The chip with the value you selected will appear in the bet area. The amount on the chip will be deducted from your Balance and added to your Bet. To remove a bet, Control-Click (press and hold the ‘ctrl’ button on the keyboard and then click on the chip) on the chip. It will be removed from the table, and its value will be deducted from your Bet and added back to your Balance.
Depending on the game you are playing, you must start game play by pressing the ‘Deal’, ‘Roll’, or ‘Spin’ buttons. These buttons will be located in the center at the bottom of the table. When you press the button, the dealer will deal the first cards, spin the tumbler, or spin the roulette wheel to start the game. Game play: How the game progresses depends on each individual game. Some games, like Blackjack, game play progresses through several stages where you must decide between many different plays. Other games, like Baccarat, have only one step – the cards are dealt and you either win or lose. The rules for each individual game cover game play in great detail. To view these rules, choose the game from the drop down menu at the top of this rules window.
Starting a New Game:
After you have completed the game, you may play again by clicking the ‘New Game’ button. If playing a card game the cards are reshuffled before each new game. At the beginning of the next game, you have the option to re-bet. This will place the same bets on the table that you placed in the previous game. Just click on the ‘Re-bet’ button! That covers the basic game play for all of the exciting games in our site. For specific game directions, select the game from the drop down menu above. Remember that you can always access the Help section by clicking on the ‘Help’ button in the games, or by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu item in the site main page web site.