Las Vegas Single-Deck Blackjack Survey

Las Vegas lost one of its two remaining 3:2 single deck blackjack games in 2020, which was at Silverton. It allowed a double-down on 10 and 11 only. That game was downgraded to a 6:5 payout.

Many Las Vegas casinos have removed single-deck blackjack tables over the years. That is because most paid 6:5 (instead of 3:2) on blackjack, and 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 tables.

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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. These 14 casinos pay 6:5 on blackjack. Most allow doubling down before and after splitting. Each hits soft 17. The minimum bet for each game is found below:

$5

  • Boulder Station
  • Santa Fe Station

$10

  • Aliante
  • El Cortez
  • Fremont
  • Golden Nugget
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Orleans
  • Silverton
  • Sunset Station
  • Strat

$15

  • Circa
  • Treasure Island
  • Westgate

Las Vegas single-deck Super Fun 21

There is one blackjack variant that is dealt single-deck in Las Vegas. This 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, 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.

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 El Cortez’s 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.