Las Vegas Off-Strip Blackjack Survey
This section covers blackjack at all Las Vegas casinos that are near the Las Vegas Strip but not on it. Most of these casinos specialize in providing players a value that is not available at Strip resorts. It includes areas south of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as ones between Decatur and Paradise south of Sahara.
Related: 2021 Las Vegas Blackjack Survey
Best off-Strip blackjack
The best off-Strip blackjack game is at the new Virgin/Mohegan Sun Casino. It is in the old Hard Rock Casino. The $100 six-deck game in the salon offers double down before and after splitting, surrender and re-split aces. The dealer stands on all 17’s.
Second place goes to Palace Station and Rio. It uses six decks and stands on all 17’s. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender is available. The minimum bet is usually $100.
Ellis Island has a six-deck blackjack game with the dealer hitting soft 17 for $5. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are also available. These are new player-friendly rules that were introduced late in 2020. This game is $15 at Silver Sevens.
Las Vegas off-Strip Blackjack by Casino
Ellis Island deals six-deck blackjack. It pays 3:2. The minimum bet is $5. Players may surrender, re-split aces and double down before and after splitting. The surrender and re-split aces are new as of late 2020.
Gold Coast has two blackjack games. There is a double deck and six-deck game. Both allow players to double down before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. The minimum bet at these tables is $10.
There are five blackjack games to choose from at M Resort. All pay 3:2. The lowest minimum is for six-deck blackjack. It is $10. Double down before and after splitting, as well as re-split, are offered. This game hits soft 17. A $50 version of this game stands on all 17’s and adds surrender. There is $15 Free Bet Blackjack. Double deck starts at $15 with double down before and after splitting. The $50 game adds re-split aces. Both double deck games hit soft 17. Note the change in the high limit version. It was downgraded in December 2020.
There are three blackjack games at The Orleans. Each has a $10 minimum bet and hits soft 17. One is a 6:5 single deck game. The double and six-deck blackjack games at Orleans pay 3:2 and allow double down before and after splitting.
Oyo has three types of blackjack games. The $1 game pays even money and allows double down. The $5 tables increase the blackjack payout to 6:5. The $10 table pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17.
There are six types of blackjack at Palace Station. There are $5 6:5 double deck tables. For $10, it becomes a 3:2 game with double down before and after splitting. There is $10 6:5 Free Bet and 6:5 shoe blackjack. These games all hit soft 17.
In high limit, there is a double deck game for $50 that has double down before and after splitting with re-split aces. That game also hits soft 17. For $100, there is a stand on all 17 six-deck game. It has surrender and double down before and after splitting.
Rio deals five different blackjack games. There are $10 eight-deck games. One set pays 6:5. The other is 3:2. Double deck pays 3:2 and starts at $15. Players can double down before but not after splitting. Another $15 game is eight-deck Free Bet Blackjack. It pays 6:5.
The Rio high limit game starts at $100. It uses six decks and stands on all 17’s. Surrender and double down are available.
There was a big change at Silverton between this year and last. The 3:2 single deck game was downgraded to 6:5. It has a $10 minimum. All other Silverton blackjack tables pay 3:2. The games are two and six-deck blackjack with a $10 minimum. Both games allow double down before and after splitting plus re-split aces. There is also a 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack game. It has a $15 minimum bet.
South Point is one of the few major tourist casinos in Las Vegas that still deals $5 3:2 blackjack. That game uses six decks. There is a $10 double deck. Both games hit soft 17 and allow double down before and after splitting.
Tuscany (pit temporarily closed)
Tuscany deals six-deck blackjack for $10. It pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17. Players may double down before and after splitting. Aces may be re-split to four hands.
There are five types of blackjack games dealt at the new Virgin/Mohegan Sun Casino. All games pay 3:2. For $25, players may choose between Free Bet Blackjack, Spanish 21, double deck and six-deck. The double deck game allows double down before and after splitting. The six-deck game adds re-split aces up to four hands.
There are five blackjack games at Westgate. For $15, players will find 6:5 single deck or shoe. It takes $25 to get a 3:2 game. It has double down before and after splitting. When the high limit section is open, surrender and re-split aces are added. The $100 double deck has double down before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17 at all Westgate blackjack tables.
Last updated: April 4, 2021