Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack Game Guide
Tradition and Innovation
Same game – new and improved look.
Double deck gaming
Make bets from two decks of cards.
Dealer hits on Soft 17
Dealer more likely to go bust.
Dealer hits on Soft 17
Dealer more likely to go bust.
New and improved mobile interface
More sleek and responsive gaming.
Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack with JackpotCity
Switch Studios presents Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack, a renewed take on Microgaming’s original Gold Series version. With a fresh coat of digital paint, this version of Vegas Downtown Blackjack boasts updated graphics and sounds and thus provides players with a blackjack card game that is more responsive, sleek, and modern. Place bets using two standard 52-card decks, split hands up to three times, and take advantage of the fact that the dealer must hit on a soft 17. Enjoy this contemporary version of blackjack online at JackpotCity Casino!
Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack Rules
In Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack, the game begins with the dealer dealing two face-down cards to the player while revealing one face-up card and one hole card for themselves. The player then has the option to Hit for an additional card or Stand to keep their current hand.
The objective is to create a hand that has a value closer to 21 than the dealer's hand. Aces can be counted as either one or 11, and face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are worth 10. A hand with an ace and any non-10 card is considered a "soft hand," while a hand without an ace is a "hard hand." Going over 21 results in a bust, leading to a loss. A natural blackjack, where the initial two cards equal 21, pays out at a rate of 3:2. In the event of a tie, the player's bet is reimbursed.
In terms of basic strategy, the commonly recommended approach is to stand on a hard 17 or higher, as well as on a soft 17 or 18. It is advisable to hit when holding a hard eight or below. In Switch Vegas Downtown blackjack, the dealer follows the rule of standing on a hard 17, but it’s important to note that they are required to hit on a soft 17. Additionally, the dealer employs the peek rule to check for a blackjack if their face-up card is an ace or a ten-value card.
Betting Options in Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack
Those who opt to play online blackjack for real money can employ the following advanced betting options as part of their blackjack strategy:
Double Down: You have the option to double down on any two cards, even after splitting. By doubling down, you increase your bet by 100% and receive an extra card in hopes of achieving a winning hand. In Vegas Downtown Blackjack, you can double down after a split.
Split Hands: You have the option to split your hand when you are dealt a pair of cards with the same value or two dissimilar 10-value cards. This allows you to separate them into two distinct hands. Each hand is then given an additional card, and equal bets are placed on both hands. You can split up to three times per original hand, resulting in a total of four separate hands. It's important to note that you can only split aces once, and a split ace hand receives only one additional card. Additionally, if you split and receive a 10-value card with an ace, it does not count as blackjack for payout purposes. As a general strategy, it is advisable to split pairs, 8s, or aces, while it is not recommended to split 10s as they already form a strong hand, or 5s as they may weaken the hands.
Insurance: When the dealer's first card is an Ace, you have the option to activate the insurance feature. This allows you to place a bet equal to half of your original wager in order to protect yourself against the dealer getting Blackjack and reduce potential risks. Keep in mind that insurance applies only to your initial hand and does not cover any subsequent hands from splitting or doubling down. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance bet amount will be deducted from your credits. However, if the dealer achieves Blackjack, you will be favourably compensated at a ratio of 2:1.
How to Play Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack
To experience blackjack online in Canada, simply visit JackpotCity Casino and sign up for an account by clicking "Sign up". Choose from a wide variety of safe, convenient, and tailor-made payment options and make your first deposit.
Once logged in, navigate your way through the lobby and click on "Online Blackjack" to find Switch Vegas Downtown Blackjack, or type the name in the search box on the right. Determine the number of hands you wish to play, select from chip sizes ranging from $1 to $200, and hit the “Deal” button to receive your first two face-down blackjack cards.
Mobile Blackjack Gaming
Players from Canada can experience Vegas Downtown Blackjack at their convenience, regardless of location or device. This captivating game has undergone meticulous optimization to ensure a seamless and flawless performance, whether you choose to play on your desktop or mobile device.
For an even more convenient and uninterrupted gaming experience, we recommend downloading the JackpotCity Casino mobile app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. With the app, you can effortlessly enjoy a slew of online blackjack card games, including Vegas Downtown Blackjack.
Potentially improve your odds with Switch Multi Hand Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, where cards are dealt from a total of eight fifty-two card decks and players can literally play five hands at a time. On the other hand, perhaps you’d like to enjoy one-on-one interaction in Real™ Blackjack with James – where your host James deals out your cards and interacts in accordance with your decisions and betting outcomes.
Play Blackjack Online in Canada Safely
At JackpotCity Casino, we place great emphasis on ensuring your safety and satisfaction throughout your Vegas Downtown Blackjack journey. Our operations are meticulously regulated and licensed guaranteeing our adherence to the highest standards of gambling regulations. Furthermore, our casino proudly carries certification from eCOGRA, the gold standard when it comes to industry-approved fairness and safety guidelines.
We recognize the significance of secure banking options, which is why we provide a wide range of trusted methods, including Visa, MasterCard, paysafecard, iDebit, Neosurf, INSTADEBIT, and eCheck.
Peace of mind is further reinforced by our dedication to responsible gambling. We empower you with features such as deposit limits and self-exclusion options, allowing you to exercise control over your gaming experience and mitigate potential risks. Enjoy playing online blackjack for real money at JackpotCity Casino and experience complete peace of mind.