Las Vegas Single Deck Blackjack Survey
Las Vegas lost one of its two remaining 3:2 single deck blackjack games in 2020. That was at Silverton. It had rules of double down on 10 and 11 only. That game was downgraded to a 6:5 payout.
Many Las Vegas casinos removed single deck blackjack tables over the years. That is because most paid 6:5. Casino management determined that players would still give action at 6:5 games with more decks. This makes dealing single deck less attractive with its lower house edge and slower game when compared to six and eight-deck shoes.
Related: 2021 Las Vegas Blackjack Survey
Best single deck blackjack in Las Vegas
The loss of the Silverton 3:2 single deck blackjack game leaves El Cortez as the last one in the entire Las Vegas market. This game allows players to double down before but not after splitting. Blackjack pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17. The minimum bet is typically $10. This game has a house edge of about 0.3%. It is by far the best single deck blackjack game in Las Vegas.
All other Las Vegas single deck blackjack games pay 6:5
There are 14 Las Vegas casinos besides El Cortez that deal single deck blackjack. Those 14 casinos pay 6:5 on blackjack. Most allow double down before and after splitting. Each hits soft 17. The minimum bet for each game is found below:
- Boulder Station
- Santa Fe Station
- El Cortez
- Golden Nugget
- Green Valley Ranch
- Sunset Station
- Treasure Island
Las Vegas single deck Super Fun 21
There is one blackjack variant that is dealt single deck in Las Vegas. It is Super Fun 21. It is dealt at Cannery in North Las Vegas for $5 and Fremont and Golden Nugget on Fremont Street for $10.
Super Fun 21 has some unusual rules. The most important is that blackjack pays even money unless it is suited to diamonds. It then pays 2:1. Blackjack always wins, even on a push. The dealer hits soft 17. The game also offers double down before and after splitting, re-split 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.
Super Fun 21 dealt with one deck has a lower house edge than a standard 6:5 single deck game. With perfect play, the house edge is about 1.16%. A standard single deck 6:5 game has a house edge of around 1.5%.
Las Vegas single deck blackjack FAQ
Are there any casinos in Las Vegas that deal 3:2 single deck blackjack?
Yes. El Cortez deals it with a $10 minimum bet.
What are the El Cortez single deck blackjack rules?
The El Cortez single deck blackjack game pays 3:2. Players may double down on any two cards before but not after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17.
Are there any single deck blackjack variants in Las Vegas?
Yes. Single deck Super Fun 21 is dealt at Cannery, Fremont and Golden Nugget.