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Should I switch to Blackjack Switch?

27 May 2007

Dear Frank:

On a recent trip to Vegas, I found a game called "Blackjack Switch" at Casino Royale. Each player plays two hands, and they can switch the top two cards if they desire. Of course, to combat this player advantage, the house takes their edges as well. First, player blackjacks (including those made via switch) are paid even money. Also, if the house busts with a hand of 22, all players push.

I played for over an hour and made a few bucks, but nothing special. In that time, the dealer never busted on a 22 count.

What are your thoughts on this game? Obviously the switch is a big plus for the player, but the even money BJ, and 22 push are big house edges. Does the fact that you can make better hands with the switch even come close to the advantages the house takes?

Keep up the good work - the Speed Count for BJ is a great system, and I love to use it.

Also, are there any casino/slot magazines that are published that are worth subscribing to?

Thank you,
Michael

Dear Michael:

I'm glad you like Speed Count at BJ - it is truly the easiest way to get an edge at blackjack.

Now to Blackjack Switch. I've never done an analysis of the game but, thankfully, the Wizard of Odds has a complete analysis of it on his web site. Check it out: http://wizardofodds.com/blackjackswitch

It is not as bad a game as you might think, as long as you play the hands correctly. The problem with the game is that it entails a whole new set of strategies.

I am giving you a free month on my private web site at www.goldentouchcraps.com

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

Beat Blackjack Now!: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete