Las Vegas Six- and Eight-Deck Blackjack Survey

Nearly every Las Vegas casino offering table games deals a six- or eight-deck blackjack game. The house edge between the two is only about 0.02%. For this reason, we combine them into the same page. Some casinos deal both a six- and eight-deck game. In general, the six-deck game is in high-limit, while the eight-deck game is on the main casino floor.

Most casinos along the Las Vegas Strip, plus a few downtown and locals casinos, deal 6:5 shoe games. These are typically at lower-limit tables. We include these in the report. However, in many cases, it does not take that much higher of a bet to get the 3:2 payout. In some cases, it can even be the same minimum bet at both tables.

Make sure to read the felt or sign at each table to determine the payout before sitting. We do not include these games on the list below. However, you can find them on the casino listings within the geographical sections of the survey. 

Related: 2021 Las Vegas Blackjack Survey

Best six-deck blackjack in Las Vegas

The best six-deck blackjack games in Las Vegas are dealt in high-limit salons. These games stand on all 17’s. This means that if a dealer has a soft 17, the house stands. Most Las Vegas blackjack tables hit soft 17.

The best stand-on-all-17 blackjack tables in Las Vegas also add two player-friendly rules beyond allowing a double-down before and after splitting. The first is surrender, meaning the player can forfeit half of a bet and fold before hitting if the dealer does not have blackjack. The second is the ability to re-split aces up to four hands. The house edge for this game is around 0.28%. Below is a list of the casinos where you will find this game and the limits at which it is available.

$50

  • M Resort
  • Sahara
  • Treasure Island

$100

  • Aria 
  • Bellagio 
  • Caesars Palace
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Encore
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • Mirage
  • Palace Station
  • Palazzo
  • Park MGM
  • Red Rock
  • Resorts World (re-split aces only once)
  • Strat
  • Tropicana
  • Venetian
  • Virgin/Mohegan Sun
  • Wynn

Caesars Entertainment six-deck blackjack

All six-deck blackjack games at Caesars properties are in high-limit. All of its high-limit salons offer surrender but not re-split aces, except Caesars Palace, which is in the above section. These tables all have a $100 minimum bet. You will find them at Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood and Rio. These tables have a house edge of about 0.35%.

Circa high-limit blackjack

Circa has a stand-on-all-17, six-deck blackjack game for $100. It also allows doubling down before and after splitting, but not re-splitting aces or surrendering. It has a house edge of about 0.42%.

Las Vegas hit-on-soft-17 “shoe” (six- or eight-deck) blackjack games

All other Las Vegas six- and eight-deck blackjack games hit on soft 17. All games listed below pay 3:2; there are no 6:5 games on this list. We assume these tables have double down before and after splitting. If there are other rules, such as surrender or re-split aces, it is noted in parenthesis. 

The minimum bet reflects the lowest we have seen posted. It is possible you will find higher limits at night and on weekends.

$3

  • Jerry’s Nugget
  • Poker Palace (double-down allowed on two or three cards)

$5

  • Cannery (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Club Fortune (re-split aces)
  • Downtown Grand (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Ellis Island (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Santa Fe Station (surrender)
  • Skyline
  • South Point
  • Sunset Station (surrender)
  • Strat (usually $10 at night)

 

$10

  • Aliante (surrender)
  • Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
  • Boulder Station (surrender)
  • El Cortez
  • Gold Coast
  • Golden Gate
  • Green Valley Ranch (surrender)
  • M Resort (re-split aces)
  • Orleans
  • Oyo
  • Palace Station (surrender)
  • Pass
  • Plaza
  • Railroad Pass
  • Rampart (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Red Rock (surrender)
  • Rio (surrender)
  • Sam’s Town
  • Silverton (re-split aces)
  • Suncoast
  • The D
  • Treasure Island (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Tuscany (re-split aces)

$15

  • Circa
  • Sahara
  • Silver Sevens (surrender, re-split aces)

$25

  • Bellagio (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Caesars Palace (surrender)
  • Cosmopolitan (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Cromwell (surrender)
  • Encore (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Excalibur
  • Flamingo (surrender)
  • Golden Nugget (surrender)
  • Harrah’s (surrender)
  • Linq (surrender)
  • Mandalay Bay (surrender, re-split aces)
  • MGM Grand (surrender, re-split aces)
  • New York-New York (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Virgin/Mohegan Sun (re-split aces)
  • Westgate
  • Wynn (surrender, re-split aces)

$50

  • Aria (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Bally’s (surrender)
  • Palazzo (surrender, re-split aces)
  • Planet Hollywood (surrender)
  • Venetian (surrender, re-split aces)

$100

  • Luxor (surrender, re-split aces)

No 3:2 shoe blackjack games

The following casinos only deal 6:5 shoe games or have 3:2 with a catch, such as a forced side bet or it is a variant:

  • Alamo
  • Binion’s
  • Circus Circus
  • Four Queens
  • Margaritaville
  • O’Sheas

Las Vegas shoe blackjack FAQ

What is the minimum bet for 3:2 blackjack in Las Vegas?

There are games as low as $3 in North Las Vegas and $5 in other parts of the market.

 

Can you surrender when playing Las Vegas blackjack?

Yes. Most casinos allow surrender at six- or eight-deck tables.

 

Can you re-split aces while playing Las Vegas blackjack?

Yes. And many of those same tables also offer surrender.

 

Does the blackjack dealer stand on all 17’s in Las Vegas?

Yes. However, it is only found at high-limit tables with a minimum bet of at least $50.

 

Last updated: June 26, 2021