While low-limit blackjack players continue to see a decline in quality blackjack games, high-limit ones get a tremendous value. Las Vegas is one of the best markets for blackjack for those players. Here are the best blackjack games that we found during our 2023 Las Vegas summer survey.
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Stand on soft 17 double-deck blackjack
The best Las Vegas blackjack game is double-deck which stands on soft 17. This game is only available on the Las Vegas Strip, except for one that is just west of it. This best Las Vegas blackjack game is available at the following casinos. The minimum bet is what we expect is available at most hours of the day.
Mirage was on this list last year. The new owners removed this game.
- Treasure Island: $50
- Palms: $100
- Park MGM: $100
- Mandalay Bay: $100 or $200
- Aria: $300
- Bellagio: $500
- MGM Grand: $500
Stand on soft 17 six-deck blackjack
Six-deck tables that stand on soft 17 and offer surrender and re-split aces come in second place on the best Las Vegas blackjack. The availability for this game is much larger than the double-deck one described above. It is dealt on the Las Vegas Strip and the locals market.
Six-deck blackjack that stands on soft 17 with surrender and re-split aces
- M Resort
- Treasure Island
- Aria (may be $200 when busy)
- Cosmopolitan (may be $200 when busy)
- Green Valley Ranch
- Mandalay Bay
- Mohegan Sun
- Palace Station
- Park MGM
- Planet Hollywood
- Red Rock
- Resorts World
- Strat (limited availability)
- MGM Grand
Six-deck blackjack that stands on soft 17 with surrender, no re-split aces
The following casinos are all operated by Caesars Entertainment. Players may surrender. Aces may only be split once.
- Rio (must request, may need reservations)
El Cortez single-deck blackjack
El Cortez deals the only 3/2 single-deck blackjack game in Las Vegas. It seems to be consistently $15 now. You may find it for $10 when it is slow.
3/2 Double Up Blackjack
Double Up Blackjack allows the player to double their bet and stand. In exchange for this, the dealer stands on 16 and pushes a player’s 17, 18, 19, and 20. The dealer hits soft 17.
Be aware that several Caesars casinos on the Strip deal Double Up Blackjack. It pays 6/5.
Double-deck blackjack with re-split aces
Six casinos in the Las Vegas market deal a double-deck game that hits soft 17 and allows aces to be re-split into as many as four hands. Silverton has it for $15. Westgate deals it for $25 or $50. M Resort has a $50 minimum bet. Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, and Red Rock deal it for $100.
M Resort used to stand on soft 17 at this game. That ended in July 2020.
Poker Palace double down on two or three cards
Poker Palace is in North Las Vegas. Its 3/2 blackjack game has a $3 minimum bet. It uses six decks and has a special double down rule. Players may double on two or three cards before and after splitting. It is the only traditional blackjack game left in the Las Vegas market with this rule.
Double-deck blackjack with double down before and after splitting
Double-deck blackjack with double down before and after splitting that hits soft 17 is all over the locals market. It is $10 or $15 at most Boyd and Station locals casinos. Jerry’s Nugget and Cannery deal it for $5 or $10. It is $10 at South Point, Rampart, and El Cortez. It is $25 at M Resort, Mohegan Sun, Plaza, Strat, Tropicana, and Westgate.
There are many high-limit rooms with this game. These include Circa, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, and The D in downtown Las Vegas. The MGM casinos that have high-limit rooms but don’t stand on soft 17 also deal. You can also find it at Encore, Caesars Palace, Palazzo, Planet Hollywood, Resorts World, Venetian, and Wynn.