The rules for Las Vegas blackjack can vary greatly from one table to the next, even within the same casino. The general rule is to avoid the Strip. That is not always the case, especially for high limit players that have few options in the locals market.
All games listed below $50 hit soft 17. Players will find some $50 games that stand on all 17’s. Most casinos require at least a $100 minimum bet for that rule.
Best $3 Blackjack Games in Las Vegas
It’s still possible to find good $3 blackjack in Las Vegas that pays 3-2. You will just need to venture into the locals market to get it. The best $3 blackjack game in Las Vegas is at Arizona Charlie’s. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting on this six-deck shoe. The game also permits re-split aces. Casinos that offer $3 3-2 games with double down before and after splitting include Club Fortune, Jerry’s Nugget and Railroad Pass. Club Fortune offers both a double deck and six-deck game with these rules. The Jerry’s Nugget and Railroad Pass games use six decks.
Best $5 Blackjack Games in Las Vegas
Arizona Charlie’s also wins the $5 slot for best real money blackjack game in Las Vegas. It spreads a $5 double deck game with double down before and after splitting. Aces may be re-split four times. Aliante Casino, Boulder Station, Eastside Cannery, El Cortez, Fiesta, Gold Coast, Joker’s Wild, Orleans, Railroad Pass, Rampart, Santa Fe Station, Suncoast and Texas Station offer this game with double down before and after splitting.
Players that prefer six-deck shoes will find $5 games with great rules at Aliante Casino, Downtown Grand and Rampart. Double down before and after splitting, surrender and re-split aces are permitted at these tables.
None of the above games may be found on the Las Vegas Strip. All are located downtown or in the locals market.
Best $10 Blackjack on Las Vegas Strip
For $10, Treasure Island offers two different 3-2 blackjack games. One is a double deck with double down before and after splitting. The six-deck game adds surrender and re-split aces to those rules. SLS Las Vegas also offers these six-deck rules for $10.
Best $25 Blackjack in Las Vegas
The options for good blackjack games improve drastically at the $25 level. This is where players will find $25 six-deck games at most MGM properties that pay 3-2 and permit double down before and after splitting, as well as re-split aces and surrender. Stratosphere, Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, Monte Carlo, Mirage and Circus Circus have double decks that permit double down before and after splitting.
Best $50 Blackjack in Las Vegas
Treasure Island wins the top spot for best $50 blackjack on the Las Vegas Strip. Players can choose between two games that stand on all 17’s. One is a double deck with double down before and after splitting. The other is a six-deck that adds surrender and re-split aces. M Resort, located in the far south part of the Las Vegas Valley, offers these same two games for $50.
Bellagio and MGM Grand spread these same games for $50 during off-peak hours. Players may need to move up to $100 during busy periods to get these rules.
Bally’s offers a stand on all 17’s six-deck shoe with double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender for $50. Green Valley Ranch in Henderson also spreads this game.
Best $100 Blackjack in Las Vegas
For $100, players have many options for stand on all 17 double decks that permit double down before and after splitting and six-deck shoes that add surrender and re-split aces. The list includes Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. Cosmopolitan also spreads this double deck game.
Players will find stand on all 17 $100 six-deck games that permit double down on any two cards and after splitting, as well as surrender and re-split aces at Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Tropicana, Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Mirage, Venetian, Palazzo and SLS Las Vegas.