Double-deck blackjack is the most popular form of the game in the Las Vegas locals market. This section covers where to play double-deck blackjack in Las Vegas. We collected the following information in the summer of 2023. The minimum bets shown are what we predict are the lowest you will find, often in the mornings and afternoons. Expect higher minimums during busy times.
The game is harder to find on the Strip than at locals and downtown casinos. When it is available on the Strip, the minimum bet can be very high. In some cases, it can take a $500 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 $50, with a few high-limit tables with a $200 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.
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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 house edge is around 0.26% for these stand-on-all-17 double-deck blackjack games.
The expected minimum bet varies by casino. During during slower hours, these games may be available for $50 at Treasure Island, $100 at Mandalay Bay, Palms and Park MGM, $200 at Mandalay Bay, $300 at Aria and Bellagio, and $500 at MGM Grand.
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 $25 at Silverton, $50 at M Resort and Westgate, and for $100 at Green Valley Ranch, 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.
- Jerry’s Nugget
- Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
- Boulder Station
- El Cortez
- Sam’s Town
- Santa Fe Station
- South Point
- Sunset Station
- Gold Coast
- Green Valley Ranch
- M Resort
- Palace Station
- Red Rock
- Treasure Island
- Golden Nugget ($50 when busy)
- Mohegan Sun
- The Strat
- Golden Gate
- New York-New York
- The D
- Caesars Palace
- Resorts World
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.
- Main Street Station
- 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.
- Planet Hollywood
Poker Palace $1 double-deck blackjack
Poker Palace in North Las Vegas offers a $2 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 Super Fun 21 now extinct
There was one blackjack variant that was dealt double-deck in Las Vegas. This was Super Fun 21. This game was found at Sam’s Town until 2023. It was removed from the pit. Super Fun 21 is now missing from Las Vegas.
Super Fun 21 has some unusual rules. The most important is that blackjack pays even money unless it is suited to diamonds, which then pays 2:1. Blackjack always wins, even on a push. The dealer hits soft 17. The game also offers a double-down before and after splitting, re-splitting aces, surrender at any time including after a double-down, a five-card Charlie on hands of 20 or less, and a six-card Charlie that pays 2:1 on 21.
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 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. Most tables are $10 or $15.
Last Updated on August 27, 2023 by John Mehaffey