Las Vegas Double Deck Blackjack Survey
Double deck blackjack is the most popular form of the game in Las Vegas locals market. The game is harder to find on the Strip or in downtown Las Vegas. 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.
A vast majority of the double deck blackjack games pay 3:2. Only 0.7% of Las Vegas double deck blackjack tables pay 6:5. All of these tables are found at Cosmopolitan, Palace Station and Sunset Station. You will find 3:2 versions of it at Palace Station and Sunset Station so these tables are easy to avoid there.
There are a variety of different rules between Las Vegas double deck blackjack games. The only thing that all have in common is that surrender is never available. The rules vary between whether the dealer hits or stands on soft 17, double down after splitting, get paid 6:5 or 3:2 or aces can be re-split.
Related: 2021 Las Vegas Blackjack Survey
Best Las Vegas double deck blackjack game
There is a big change in the best double deck blackjack game in Las Vegas. M Resort removed the stand on all 17 double deck tables in its high limit room that allowed re-split aces in December 2020. The 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 double down before and after splitting, as well as the dealer standing on all 17’s. Our expected minimum bet during slower hours is $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 this 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 double down before and after splitting. This game is dealt at Silverton for $10 and $50 at Green Valley Ranch, M Resort, Palace Station and Red Rock.
Most other Las Vegas double deck blackjack games have the rules of double down before and after splitting. 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 double down before but not after splitting. These games are dealt at Boyd Gaming properties in downtown Las Vegas or a Caesars Entertainment one.
- 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. 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 double 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.