Las Vegas Strip Survey Report

Las Vegas Strip Casinos and Hotels

We visited every Las Vegas Strip casino during the week of April 17. On that Monday, we walked everything south of Treasure Island and Palazzo. That was about 12 miles of steps. On the Friday of that week, we covered everything from Wynn to the north.

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There were several new table game situations. Here is what we found.

There is now 3/2 Free Bet Blackjack on the Strip

Every Free Bet Blackjack table we ever found on the Las Vegas Strip paid 6/5 up until this survey. Flamingo and Harrah’s now have it in the high-limit salon. The minimum bet is $50 at both. That is a typical minimum for its 3/2 six-deck blackjack game in the same room. 

If you prefer to play Free Bet Blackjack at lower limits and want a 3/2 payout, you can find that at Circa, Golden Gate, M Resort, Mohegan Sun, Orleans, Plaza, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Silverton, and The D. Every other Las Vegas casino that deals Free Bet Blackjack has a 6/5 payout, which makes it one of the worst blackjack games in Las Vegas

$10 3/2 blackjack on the Strip

We found two $10 3/2 blackjack games on the Strip. On Monday, we saw it in the morning and afternoon at Treasure Island. This six-deck game hits soft 17, allows double down before and after splitting, surrender, and re-split aces. On Friday afternoon, we saw this at The Strat. That game does not allow surrender. Note that if you go to The Strat, it has paid parking now. 

Many $5 poker pit games

We found more $5 poker pit games on the Strip this week than at any point since the pandemic closure. Circus Circus dropped its Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em to $5. It turned its Face Up Pai Gow Poker table into a second Ultimate Texas Hold’em one. 

Many Caesars Entertainment casinos had some $5 table games. Caesars Palace, Horseshoe, and Paris were the exceptions. Here are the $5 games we found at each:

  • Cromwell: Crazy 4 Poker, I Luv Suits, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker
  • Flamingo: DJ Wild, Three Card Poker
  • Harrah’s: Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Linq: Let it Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Planet Hollywood: High Card Flush, Let it Ride, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em

$10 craps games

We found several $10 craps games on the Las Vegas Strip. It seems the $15 price point isn’t attracting the desired action. Note that we saw $10 at these casinos during the day.

  • Circus Circus (also has $5 Roll to Win)
  • Flamingo (Roll to Win only)
  • Harrah’s (Roll to Win only)
  • Linq 
  • Planet Hollywood (also has $5 hybrid stadium craps)
  • Strat (only crapless craps was open)
  • Treasure Island (also has $3 hybrid stadium craps)
  • Tropicana

Huge difference between Wynn and Encore limits

Wynn table game limits have always been a notch higher than at Encore. On the Friday afternoon of April 21, it was more noticeable.

Every poker pit game at Wynn, like Crazy 4 Poker, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em was at least $25. Many were $100. Encore had every one of these games for $15. 

The 6/5 blackjack started at $25 at Wynn. It was only $15 at Encore. The 3/2 tables started at $100 at Wynn but were only $25 at Encore. If you are at Wynn and feel priced out of the table games, walk over to Encore. You may find much lower limits. 

New big wheel on the Strip

The number of big wheel tables on the Las Vegas Strip doubled. Caesars Palace now has a $10 game by its hotel lobby. Wynn is the only other Las Vegas Strip casino with a live big wheel.

Casino War missing from two casinos

Casino War was at four casinos in our last survey. Aria and Planet Hollywood removed the game. Cosmopolitan and Wynn are the only two casinos in the Las Vegas market that still deal Casino War. Wynn now has two tables of it. 

New stadium at Bellagio

We spotted an Interblock stadium at Bellagio that was not there during our fall survey. Auto-play craps and video 6:5 blackjack have a $3 minimum. Craps offers the Lucky Shooter side bet, while blackjack has Lucky Aces, Lucky Lucky, and 21+3. For a $5 minimum, players will find auto-play 00 roulette and video baccarat. Baccarat side bets include Lucky 9s, Any Pair, Super 6, and Hi-Ti.

Stadiums removed from Circus Circus, Paris and Resorts World

Circus Circus previously had two interconnected Interblock Stadiums. Other heads-up and multiplayer ETGs are still available. A few are in the main casino near the live table games, while the others are in the west casino.

The Quartz hybrid stadium at Paris was removed a few months ago. It was one of the few stadiums with Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Resorts World also had a large stadium setup. While the Interblock stadium has been removed, the previously integrated Big Six wheel remains.

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John Mehaffey
John, a founding member of Advantage Media LLC, got his start in gaming as a prop player at online poker sites. He played online poker from 2001 to 2005. In 2004, he created a site that served as a directory for an online poker promotional method known as rakeback. He sold that site in 2006 and moved his family from Atlanta to Rapid City, SD to work for a similar company. They later moved to Las Vegas in 2010. John’s favorite game is full-pay video poker. His favorite table game is Ultimate Texas Hold’em, though he would rather play it in video form. Currently, John is best known for compiling blackjack and table game data including all Las Vegas and Clark County casinos.