Las Vegas Double-Deck Blackjack Survey
Double-deck blackjack is the most popular form of the game in Las Vegas locals market. This section covers where to play double-deck blackjack in Las Vegas.
The game is harder to find on the Strip or in downtown Las Vegas than at locals casinos. When it is available in those areas, the minimum bet can be very high. In some cases, it can take a $200 minimum bet to get a double-deck game on the Las Vegas Strip. In downtown Las Vegas, double-deck games can run from $10 to $25, with a few high limit-tables with a $100 minimum bet also available.
There are a variety of different rules among Las Vegas double-deck blackjack games. The only thing that these games have in common is that surrender is never available. The rules vary between whether the dealer hits or stands on soft 17, whether players can double down after splitting, are paid 6:5 or 3:2 on blackjack, or whether aces can be re-split.
Related: 2021 Las Vegas Blackjack Survey
Best Las Vegas double-deck blackjack game
The best double-deck blackjack game in Las Vegas has a new home. In December 2020, M Resort, which once offered the best double-deck game, removed its stand-on-all-17 double-deck tables in its high-limit room that also allowed re-splitting aces. These tables were converted into ones that hit soft 17. That means there is a new game at the top in this year’s Las Vegas Blackjack Survey.
The new leader for best double-deck blackjack game in Las Vegas is shared between several casinos. The rules at the table include a double-down both before and after splitting, plus the dealer standing on all 17’s. The expected minimum bet varies by casino. During during slower hours, these games may be available for $50 at Treasure Island, $100 at Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, and Park MGM, and $200 at MGM Grand. The house edge is around 0.26% for these stand-on-all-17 double-deck blackjack games.
Other Las Vegas double deck blackjack games
There are a variety of Las Vegas double deck games that hit soft 17. There are several sets of rules that cover these tables, depending on the casino.
The best remaining double-deck blackjack game allows doubling down before and after splitting, and aces can be split more than once. This game is dealt for $10 at Silverton, and for $50 at Green Valley Ranch, M Resort, Palace Station, and Red Rock.
Most other Las Vegas double-deck blackjack games allow a double-down before and after splitting, but don’t allow splitting multiple times. The typical minimum bet for these games, available at most slower hours, are listed below by casino.
- Boulder Station
- Club Fortune
- Jerry’s Nugget
- Santa Fe Station
- Sunset Station
- Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
- El Cortez
- Gold Coast
- Green Valley Ranch
- Palace Station
- Red Rock
- Sam’s Town
- South Point
- M Resort
- The D
- Treasure Island
- Downtown Grand
- Golden Gate
- Golden Nugget
- Caesars Palace
- New York-New York
- The D
A few double-deck games permit a double-down before, but not after, splitting. These games are dealt at Boyd Gaming properties in downtown Las Vegas or a Caesars Entertainment property, generally on or near the Strip.
- Planet Hollywood
Double-deck blackjack with a 6:5 payout
All other double-deck blackjack games that we found in Las Vegas pay 6:5. In most cases, these casinos also offer a 3:2 version of the game for the same minimum bet or a little more. Cosmopolitan is the exception, as the only version of double-deck blackjack that we found at that property paid 6:5.
- Palace Station
- Sunset Station
Poker Palace $1 double-deck blackjack
Poker Palace in North Las Vegas offers a $1 double-deck blackjack game. However, it pays even money on a blackjack. It also does not permit doubling down after splitting.
Las Vegas double-deck blackjack FAQs
Does double-deck blackjack pay 3:2 in Las Vegas?
Most Las Vegas double-deck blackjack tables pay 3:2.
Can I re-split aces at Las Vegas double-deck blackjack?
Silverton is the only casino that allows re-split aces in a low-limit double-deck blackjack game. The minimum there is $10. Green Valley Ranch, M Resort, Palace Station, and Red Rock deal the game with a $50 minimum.
Can I double down after splitting at Las Vegas double-deck blackjack?
In most cases, yes. The exceptions are downtown Las Vegas Boyd Gaming properties and most Caesars Entertainment ones.
What is the minimum bet for 3:2 double-deck blackjack in Las Vegas?
This game starts at a $5 minimum bet.
Last update: June 26, 2021