Downtown Las Vegas Blackjack and Table Game Guide

This survey covers the live and electronic table games found in Downtown Las Vegas, listed by property. Listings cover games available and minimum bet requirements. Side bets are included for live craps and electronic table games. 

We found the following minimums during weekday visits in September and October 2022. More game details can be found in the Las Vegas Live Blackjack, Live Table Game and Electronic Table Games surveys.

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Twelve downtown casinos

Binion’s
3 blackjack variants
6 unique table games
$5-15 minimums

California
3:2 blackjack
5 unique table games
$10-15 minimums

Circa
3:2 blackjack
1 blackjack variant
6 unique table games
$15-100 minimums

Downtown Grand
3:2 blackjack
4 unique table games
$1-25 minimums

El Cortez
3:2 blackjack
5 unique table games
$5-10 minimums

Four Queens
4 blackjack variants
6 unique table games
$10-15 minimums

Fremont
3:2 blackjack
1 blackjack variant
6 unique table games
$10-15 minimums

Golden Gate
3:2 blackjack
1 blackjack variant
4 unique table games
$10-50 minimums

Golden Nugget
3:2 blackjack
2 blackjack variants
12 unique table games
$2-50 minimums

Main Street Station
3:2 blackjack
4 unique table games
$10-15 minimums

Plaza
3:2 blackjack
2 blackjack variants
7 unique table games
$5-25 minimums

The D
3:2 blackjack
1 blackjack variant
5 unique table games
$10-100 minimums

Downtown Las Vegas blackjack snapshot

3:2 Single deck
  1 casino
  $10 minimum

3:2 Double-deck
  10 casinos
  $10-100 minimums

3:2 Six- & Eight-deck
  7 casinos
  $5-100 minimums

6:5 Six- & Eight-deck
  6 casinos
  $5-15 minimums

6 Unique Blackjack Variants
  8 casinos
  $5-25 minimums

Even Money Six-deck
  1 casino
  $1 minimum

Live table game snapshot – Fourteen unique games

Baccarat
  4 casinos
  $10-100 minimums 

Big Wheel
  1 casino
  $2 minimum

Craps
  12 casinos
  $5-15 minimums

Crazy 4 Poker
  1 casino
  $10 minimum

High Card Flush
  1 casino
  $5 minimum

Let It Ride
  7 casinos
  $5-10 minimums

Mississippi Stud
  1 casino
  $5 minimum

Pai Gow Poker
(Dealer Open, Face Up & Fortune) 
  8 casinos
  $10-25 minimums

0 Roulette
  1 casino
  $15 minimum

00 Roulette
  11 casinos
  $5-15 minimums

000 Roulette
  3 casinos
  $5-10 minimums

Texas Hold’em Bonus
  1 casino
  $10 minimum

Three Card Poker
  12 casinos
  $5-15 minimums

Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  7 casinos
  $5-15 minimums

Binion’s table games

Binion’s has three blackjack variants, a 6:5 blackjack game, six unique table games, a video craps machine and stadium games available at the bar. 

Blackjack variants include Blackjack Switch, Bonus Spin and Double Up. Double Up is one of the best blackjack variants, but learning the strategy is imperative. Players may double their bet and stand or play normally. The dealer pushes with 16 against 17-20. All Binion’s blackjack tables hit a soft 17 and allow doubling down before and after splitting. Craps permits up to 5x odds and a field twelve pays double.

Double Up Blackjack pays 3:2. There are signs for a different 3:2 blackjack. These are Bonus Spin games. These tables require a $1 side bet. Players betting less than $20 are better off playing the 6:5 tables. 

$5 minimum
  • Let It Ride
$10 minimum
  • 6:5 Blackjack (8 decks)
  • 3:2 Bonus Spin Blackjack
  • Craps (5x max odds)
  • 3:2 Double Up Blackjack 
  • Pai Gow Poker – Dealer Open
  • 00 Roulette
  • 000 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
$15 minimum
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up

Electronic table games at Binion’s

The video Shoot to Win craps machine at the back of Binion’s has a $1 minimum bet. 

Interblock stadium games are available on a few machines at the bar near the table game pit. Games include baccarat, 6:5 blackjack, craps and 00 roulette. For craps, the field pays triple on a field twelve. A Lucky Shooter side bet is offered. Craps and roulette have a $0.25 minimum while baccarat and blackjack have a $1 minimum bet requirement. Baccarat has a Lucky Nines side bet. Blackjack has Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3 side bets.

California table games

Players will find 3:2 double-deck blackjack, 6:5 blackjack, five unique table games and electronic table game options at California. 

Blackjack games permit doubling down before, but not after splitting. Craps pays triple on a field twelve, but only permits double odds.

$10 minimum
  • Let It Ride
  • 00 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
$15 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)
  • 6:5 Blackjack (6 decks)
  • Craps (2x max odds)
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up

Electronic table games at California

California has multiple electronic table games. Double-zero roulette is available for a $0.25 minimum as both a heads up and video version. Heads up blackjack has a $1 minimum. Side bets include Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3. Shoot to Win craps is available with a $1 minimum. The heads up version of craps has a Lucky Shooter side bet and a $3 minimum. 

Circa table games

Circa has three different 3:2 blackjack games, 3:2 Free Bet blackjack, six unique table games and a large selection of electronic table games. 

On the casino floor, 3:2 blackjack is dealt with eight decks. In High Limit, there are double-deck and six-deck games. The high limit six-deck game stands on soft 17. It is the only Downtown Las Vegas blackjack game with this rule. Players are permitted to double down before and after splitting at both high limit games. Craps has 3-4-5x max odd and pays double for a field twelve.

$15 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (8 decks)
  • Craps (3-4-5x max odds)
  • 00 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$25 minimum
  • Baccarat
  • 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up
$100 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks, often $200)
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks, S17)

Electronic table games at Circa

In addition to a large selection of live table games, Circa also has multiple heads up and video options, in addition to a stadium. The main casino floor has an Interblock stadium. Game options include big six, 6:5 blackjack, craps and 00 roulette. Blackjack has a $3 minimum bet. All other stadium games have a $1 minimum bet required. Heads up craps is also available near the sportsbook. It has a $3 minimum.

On the upper level of the casino, there is a large selection of heads up and video table games. Heads up 00 roulette can be played for $0.50. Two banks of video 00 roulette have a $3 minimum. The Golden Ball 00 roulette machine offers a Mystery Golden Ball side bet. Heads up and video 6:5 blackjack games have a $1 minimum bet. Craps has a $3 minimum bet for heads up and a $5 minimum on the video Shoot to Win machine. 

The electronic blackjack games offer Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3 side bets. Except for the Shoot to Win machine, electronic craps games have a Lucky Shooter side bet.

Downtown Grand table games

Downtown Grand offers 3:2 blackjack tables, a single even money 6:5 blackjack game, four unique table games and a selection of electronic table games, including a stadium. The Downtown Grand table game pit closes on graveyard shifts Monday through Thursday nights.

The even-money blackjack game pays 6:5 on blackjack starting at a $5 minimum bet. Doubling down before and after splitting is permitted in all blackjack games. The 6-deck 3:2 game also allows surrender and re-splitting aces. It is dealt out of a continuous shuffling machine. Craps allows a maximum of 10x odds and the field pays triple on twelve. Downtown Grand offers $5 Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em tables.

$1 minimum
  • Even-6:5 Blackjack
$5 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks, continuously shuffled)
  • Craps (10x max odds)
  • 00 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$25 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks, low availability)

Electronic table games at Downtown Grand

The Interblock stadium at Downtown Grand offers big six, blackjack, craps and 00 roulette. The minimum bet is $1 for all options, except for roulette which has a $0.50 minimum. A Ministar 00 roulette game also has a $0.50 minimum. Heads up games include $1 6:5 blackjack and craps by Interblock. Blackjack games offer Lucky Aces, Lucky Luck and 21+3 side bets. Lucky Shooter is the available side bet on electronic craps games.

El Cortez table games

El Cortez has single, double and six-deck 3:2 blackjack games. There are also five unique table games and electronic table games, including a stadium. 

The 3:2 single deck blackjack game at El Cortez allows doubling down before but not after splitting. However, the double and six-deck games allow doubling down before and after splitting. All El Cortez blackjack hits soft 17. 

Craps allows a maximum of 10x odds and the field pays triple on twelve. The All Small Tall side bet is available.

$5 minimum
  • 00 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$10 minimum
  • Baccarat
  • 3:2 Blackjack (Single deck)
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks)
  • Craps (10x max odds)

Electronic table games at El Cortez

Near the live table game pit, there is an Interblock stadium at El Cortez. Auto-play 00 roulette and big six are available for a $1 minimum, while craps has a $2 minimum bet. Blackjack pays 3:2 and hits a soft 17. It is available as a single or multi-hand version with a $3 minimum bet. Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3 side bets are offered. We have not seen the live dealer versions open, but they are listed as a $3 minimum for roulette and $5 for blackjack.

Heads up and Shoot to Win craps are available with a $2 minimum bet. A Lucky Shooter side bet is available on the heads up and stadium craps games. An Interblock Ministar 00 roulette has a $1 minimum bet requirement.

Four Queens table games

There are four blackjack variants, a 6:5 blackjack game, six unique table games and a video craps machine at Four Queens. 

Blackjack variants include Blackjack Switch, Bonus Spin, Double Up and Lucky Cat. While Lucky Cat and Bonus Spin are some of the worst blackjack variants, Double Up is one of the best. However, learning the strategy is imperative. Players may double their bet and stand or play normally. The dealer pushes with 16 against 17-20. All blackjack tables hit a soft 17 and allow doubling down before and after splitting. The 3:2 signs are for Bonus Spin Blackjack. These have a mandatory $1 side bet. Craps has 5x maximum odds and pays double for a field twelve.

$10 minimum
  • 6:5 Blackjack (8 decks)
  • Blackjack Switch 
  • 3:2 Bonus Spin Blackjack
  • Craps (5x max odds)
  • 3:2 Double Up Blackjack 
  • Let It Ride
  • 3:2 Lucky Cat Blackjack
  • 00 Roulette
  • 000 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
$15 minimum
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up

Electronic table games at Four Queens

The video Shoot to Win craps machine at Four Queens has a $1 minimum bet. 

Fremont table games

At Fremont, there is 3:2 double-deck blackjack, 6:5 six-deck blackjack, 6:5 Bonus Spin blackjack, six unique table games and a few heads up electronic table games.

The double-deck blackjack table pays 3:2 for blackjack. All blackjack at Fremont allows doubling down before, but not after splitting. Bonus Spin and six-deck games pay 6:5 on a blackjack. The Bonus Spin tables have a mandatory $1 side bet. 

Craps pays triple on a field twelve, but only allows double odds. A Hot Roll side bet is offered.

$10 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)
  • 6:5 Blackjack (6 decks)
  • 6:5 Bonus Spin Blackjack
  • Let It Ride
  • 00 Roulette
  • Texas Hold’em Bonus
  • Three Card Poker
$15 minimum
  • Craps (2x max odds)
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up

Electronic table games at Fremont

Heads up electronic table game options include 0 roulette, 00 roulette and craps. The heads up 0 machines pay only 31:1 for a straight bet and 15:1 for a split bet. The standard payout should be 35:1 and 17:1, respectively. Increments of $0.05, $0.10 and $0.25 are available on this game. A $0.25 minimum bet is required for 00 roulette. It has the standard paytable. Craps has a $3 minimum bet and offers a Lucky Shooter side bet.

Golden Gate table games

There are double-deck, six-deck and eight-deck 3:2 blackjack games at Golden Gate. It also has 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack, four unique table games and a couple heads up electronic table games.

On the main casino floor, Free Bet and eight-deck blackjack are available. Double-deck and six-deck games are dealt in High Limit. Blackjack at Golden Gate allows for doubling down before and after splitting. Craps has 10x maximum odds. The field pays double on a twelve.

$10 minimum
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$15 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (8 decks)
  • Craps (10x max odds)
  • 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack
  • 00 Roulette
$50 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks)
$100 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)

Electronic table games at Golden Gate

There are two banks of heads up electronic table games at Golden Gate. 00 roulette has a $0.50 minimum bet. A $3 minimum is required for Craps. It has a Lucky Shooter side bet.

Golden Nugget table games

Golden Nugget high limit salon

Golden Nugget has 3:2 blackjack in High Limit, two 6:5 blackjack variants and the largest selection of unique table games in Downtown Las Vegas. Multiple heads up and video table games are also available.

High Limit has double-deck and six-deck 3:2 blackjack. Both games allow doubling down before and after splitting. Surrender is available in the six-deck game. There are no traditional blackjack games dealt on the main casino floor. Bonus Spin and Lucky Cat both pay 6:5 on a blackjack. Additionally, a $1 or $2 side bet is required for both variants making them some of the worst blackjack games in Las Vegas. We estimate that Lucky Cat Blackjack has a house edge of 8.95% at the minimum $7 bet.

Craps pays double on a field twelve and has 3-4-5x odds. Golden Nugget is the only downtown Las Vegas casino that still deals Fortune Pai Gow Poker. Its table game selection is the largest among Fremont Street Experience casinos. Many have a $5 minimum bet.

$2 minimum
  • Big Wheel
$5 minimum
  • 6:5 Lucky Cat Blackjack (+$2 mandatory side bet)
  • High Card Flush
  • Let It Ride
  • Mississippi Stud
  • 000 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$10 minimum
  • 6:5 Bonus Spin Blackjack (+$1 or $2 side bet, depending on table)
  • Crazy 4 Poker
  • 00 Roulette
$15 minimum
  • Craps (3-4-5x max odds)
  • Pai Gow Poker – Fortune
$50 minimum
  • Baccarat
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks)

Electronic table games at Golden Nugget

Heads up big six and blackjack are available for a $1 minimum bet. Blackjack pays 3:2 and the dealer hits a soft 17. Shoot to Win and heads up craps have a $3 minimum bet. The Ministar 00 roulette game also has a $3 minimum.

Main Street Station table games

Main Street Station has double-deck 3:2 blackjack, six-deck 6:5 blackjack, four unique table games and electronic table games. 

Both blackjack games allow doubling before but not after splitting. Main Street Station is tied for the best craps odds in Las Vegas. It permits 20x max odds and pays triple on a field twelve. This pit is only open 9am to 1am Friday through Sunday.

$10 minimum
  • 6:5 Blackjack (6 decks)
  • Let It Ride
  • Three Card Poker
$15 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)
  • Craps (20x max odds)
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up

Electronic table games at Main Street Station

Heads up 00 roulette and a video Golden Ball 00 roulette are available for a $0.25 minimum at Main Street Station. The Golden Ball roulette has an optional Mystery Golden Ball side bet. Heads up blackjack pays 6:5 and hits a soft 17 for a $1 minimum bet. Available side bets include Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3. For a $3 minimum, there is a bank of heads up craps machines with a Lucky Shooter side bet.

Plaza table games

Plaza deals Most Liberal 21 and three different 3:2 blackjack games, including Free Bet Blackjack. There are also seven unique table games and electronic table games, including a stadium.

Traditional blackjack games include a 3:2 double-deck and 3:2 six-deck tables. Doubling before and after splitting is permitted. Most Liberal 21 is owned by Plaza. It is the only place that deals it. It plays like Super Fun 21 and uses a continuous shuffle machine. Craps allows 10x maximum odds and pays triple for a field twelve.

$5 minimum
  • Most Liberal 21 ($10 when busy)
$10 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks, $5 when slow)
  • Craps (10x max odds,
    $5 on weekday mornings)
  • Let It Ride
  • 00 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$15 minimum
  • 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack
  • Pai Gow Poker – Face Up
  • 0 Roulette
$25 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)

Electronic table games at Plaza

Near Omaha bar, there is a stadium that includes big six, blackjack, craps and 00 roulette. Blackjack pays 6:5, hits soft 17 and offers three side bets: Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3. Craps pays double for a field twelve with double odds. Big six has a $1 minimum. All other games have a $3 minimum bet requirement. Live dealer versions are listed on the menu, but are currently unavailable.

Other electronic table game options include heads up craps, a Shoot to Win craps machine and Ministar 00 roulette. There is a Touchdown Roulette side bet available. These games all have a $2 minimum bet requirement. The stadium and heads up craps games offer a Lucky Shooter side bet.

The D table games

The D has double, six- and eight-deck 3:2 blackjack games, 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack, five unique table games and a selection of electronic table games.

Free Bet blackjack and eight-deck blackjack are available on the main casino floor. In High Limit, there is a double-deck and a few six-deck blackjack games. Blackjack permits doubling down before and after splitting. Craps offers 10x maximum odds and pays double on a field twelve.

$10 minimum
  • 00 Roulette
  • Three Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
$15 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (8 decks)
  • Craps (10x max odds)
  • 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack
$50 minimum
  • 3:2 Blackjack (6 decks)
$100 minimum
  • Baccarat
  • 3:2 Blackjack (2 decks)

Electronic table games at The D

On the main casino floor, there is a Shoot to Win craps game with a $5 minimum. A Ministar 00 roulette machine has a $3 minimum bet. A touchdown roulette side bet is available. 

Upstairs, there are heads up blackjack, craps and 00 roulette machines. Blackjack has a $1 minimum, pays 6:5 on blackjack and hits on a soft 17. Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky and 21+3 side bets are offered. Craps pays triple for a field 12 and has a Lucky Shooter side bet. It has a $3 minimum. 00 roulette is available for $0.50.