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, plus the area 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, formerly the Hard Rock Casino. The $100 six-deck game in the high-limit salon allows a double-down before and after splitting, surrender, and re-splitting aces. The dealer stands on all 17’s.
Second place is a tie between Palace Station and Rio. Their best games use six decks and stand on all 17’s. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender is available, but not re-splitting aces. 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 also available for $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: a double-deck game and a six-deck game. Both allow players to double down both 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, at $10, and this table allows a double-down before and after splitting, plus re-splitting. This game also hits soft 17. A $50 version of this game stands on all 17’s and adds surrender. There is also $15 Free Bet Blackjack. Double-deck also starts at $15 with a double-down available both before and after splitting, the $50 double-deck game adds re-split aces. Both double-deck games hit soft 17. Note the change in the high-limit version, which 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 others are double-deck and six-deck blackjack tables that pay 3:2 and allow doubling down before and after splitting.
Oyo has three types of blackjack games. The $1 game pays even money on blackjack and allows a double-down. The $5 tables increase the blackjack payout to 6:5. The $10 table pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17 on all tables.
There are six types of blackjack at Palace Station. There are $5 6:5 double-deck tables. For $10, the casino’s double-deck offering becomes a 3:2 game, with doubling down allowed both before and after splitting. There are also $10 6:5 Free Bet and 6:5 shoe (six- or eight-deck) blackjack. These games all hit soft 17.
In the high-limit area, there is a double-deck game for $50 that allows a double-down before and after splitting, plus players can re-split aces. That game also hits soft 17. For a $100 minimum, Palace Station offers a stand-on-all17 six-deck game. This game allows surrender and doubling down both before and after splitting.
Rio deals five different blackjack games, including $10 eight-deck games. One table pays 6:5, but the other is 3:2. Double-deck pays 3:2 and starts at $15; here, 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 doubling 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, and it has a $10 minimum. All other Silverton blackjack tables pay 3:2. These games are double-deck and six-deck blackjack, each with a $10 minimum. Both games allow doubling down before and after splitting, plus the option to re-split aces. There is also a 3:2 Free Bet Blackjack game which 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. This game uses six decks. There is a $10 double-deck table with similr rules. Both games hit soft 17 and allow a double-down both 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 being dealt at the new Virgin/Mohegan Sun Casino. All these games pay 3:2. For $25, players may choose between Free Bet Blackjack, Spanish 21, double-deck or six-deck. The double-deck game allows doubling down before and after splitting, while the six-deck game adds re-split aces up to four hands.
There are five blackjack games at Westgate. For $15, players can choose 6:5 single-deck or a six- or eight-deck shoe. It takes a $25 minimum bet to get a 3:2 game, and this game allows a double-down before and after splitting. When the Westgate’s high-limit section is open, surrendering and re-splitting aces are added as options. The $100 double-deck table allows a double-down before and after splitting. The dealer hits on soft 17 at all Westgate blackjack tables.
Last updated: April 4, 2021