Blackjack In Off-Strip And Locals Casinos

Some of the best low limit blackjack games may be found in casinos located away from the Strip.  Many of these tables are located in Henderson, a part of Las Vegas I covered in a previous blog post.  These casinos listed below are located either within a few blocks of the Las Vegas Strip, in North Las Vegas, or to the west or south of the Strip.

High Limit Blackjack in Off-Strip Casinos

High Limit Blackjack in Las VegasThere are several casinos that offer high limit salons with blackjack away from the Las Vegas Strip.  All of these games pay 3-2 on blackjack.

M Resort offers the best high limit blackjack game away from the Strip.  It has a double deck with double down before and after splitting and a six-deck shoe that adds surrender and re-split aces.  The dealer stands on all 17’s at both games.  The bet limits are $50 to $5,000.

The closest high limit salon in the locals market is at Rio.  There are two games available at the only Caesars Entertainment casino located in the locals market.  Players will find a six-deck game that permits double down before and after splitting as well as surrender.  This game stands on all 17’s.  There is also a double deck with double down before and after splitting.  This game hits soft 17.  Both games have limits of $100 to $10,000.

Red Rock offers two improved games in its high limit salon.  There is a double deck with double down before and after splitting as well as re-split aces.  This game hits soft 17. The bet range here is $50 to $5,000.  There is a six-deck game with double down before and after splitting plus surrender.  This game stands on all 17’s.  The limits are $100 to $10,000.

Aliante Casino and Palms both have high limit salons.  The one at Palms is only open upon request.  Aliante Casino’s games are the same as the ones on the floor with a higher minimum bet.

Best Low Limit Games

The best low limit game out of the list below is at Silverton.  It is a $10 double deck where players may double down before and after splitting as well as re-split aces.  The dealer hits soft 17.  Blackjack pays 3-2. Silverton offers a $5 six-deck blackjack game with these same rules.

Many casinos away from the Strip offer a $5 double deck game with good rules.  Double down before and after is permitted at these tables.  The dealer hits soft 17 and blackjack pays 3-2.  Players will find this game at Gold Coast, The Orleans, Suncoast, Rampart, Texas Station, Fiesta, Santa Fe Station and Palace Station.  The game is spread for $10 at Red Rock, South Point, Silver 7’s and Palms.

Single Deck Blackjack Pays 3-2

There are two casinos in this group that offer single deck blackjack that pays 3-2.  Players may only double down on 10 and 11 and not after splitting.  The dealer hits soft 17.  Hooters and Silverton spread this game.  The minimum bet is $10 at both casinos.

Bad Off-Strip Blackjack Games

There are still some terrible games away from the strip.  Most of these are found at Rio.  There are eight-deck blackjack tables there that pay 6-5 on blackjack and do not permit double down after splitting.  The two video blackjack machines at Rio also pay 6-5.  Red Rock spreads 6-5 Free Bet Blackjack.  All of these games have a house edge of over 2%.

Fiesta has a $3 six-deck game that pays 6-5.  Bets under $5 receive even money.  Players will find 6-5 single deck at Red Rock, Palms, Rio, The Orleans and Suncoast.  All of these games should be avoided.  Each one of these casinos spread good 3-2 games just steps away from these tables.

Casino# of DecksMin BetMax BetH/S 17DADASRSASurrender# of TablesCSM6/5 BJVideoExoticHouse Hold %
Aliante Casino15500HYesNoNoNo3NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Aliante Casino25500HYesYesNoNo11NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Aliante Casino65500HYesYesYesNo2NoNoNoNo0.57085%
Ellis Island65300HYesYesNoNo8NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Fiesta Rancho63200HYesYesNoNo2YesYesNoNo1.97532%
Fiesta Rancho25500HYesYesNoNo3NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Fiesta Rancho25500HYesYesNoNo3NoYesNoNo1.83038%
Fiesta Rancho65500HYesYesNoNo1NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Gold Coast251000HYesYesNoNo15NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Gold Coast65500HYesYesNoNo3YesNoNoNo0.61563%
Gold Coast151000H2NoNoNoSuper Fun 211.16000%
Hard Rock8101000H1NoNoNoFree Bet1.02000%
Hard Rock8101000HYesYesNoNo6NoYesNoNo1.99842%
Hard Rock1101000HYesNoNoNo1NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Hard Rock2252000HYesYesNoNo4NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Hard Rock6252000HYesYesNoYes11NoNoNoNo0.55051%
Hooters61100HYesYesNoNo2YesYesNoNo1.99842%
Hooters110500HNoNoNoNo1NoNoNoNo0.57982%
Hooters610500HYesYesNoNo12NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Jerry’s Nugget651000HYesYesNoNo4YesNoNoNo0.61563%
Lucky Dragon6101000HYesYesYesNo2NoNoNoNo0.55085%
M Resort651000HYesYesNoNo6NoNoNoNo0.63873%
M Resort2155000HYesYesNoNo5NoNoNoNo0.45688%
M Resort2505000SYesYesNoNo2NoNoNoNo0.25532%
M Resort6505000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNoNo0.28507%
Orleans151000HYesNoNoNo3NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Orleans251000HYesYesNoNo22NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Orleans651000HYesYesNoNo4YesNoNoNo0.61563%
Orleans251000H1NoNoNoSuper Fun 211.30000%
Palms6101000H1NoNoNoBJ Switch0.58000%
Palms1101000HYesNoNoNo2NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Palms2103000HYesYesNoNo7NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Palms6101000HYesYesNoYes7NoNoNoNo0.55051%
Rampart252000HYesYesNoNo11NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Rampart651000HYesYesYesYes2NoNoNoNo0.48263%
Red Rock151000HYesNoNoNo2NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Red Rock251000HYesNoNoNo4NoYesNoNo1.83038%
Red Rock651000HYesYesNoYes5NoYesNoNo1.91020%
Red Rock2102000HYesYesNoNo12NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Red Rock6102000HYesYesNoYes4NoNoNoNo0.55051%
Red Rock2505000HYesYesYesNo4NoNoNoNo0.40374%
Red Rock610010000SYesYesNoYes4NoNoNoNo0.35361%
Rio65500SYesYesNoYes2YesYesNo1.69330%
Rio8105000HYesNoNoNo10NoYesNoNo2.16309%
Rio8155000HYesYesNoYes5NoNoNoNo0.56926%
Rio2255000HYesNoNoNo6NoNoNoNo0.60225%
Rio610010000SYesYesNoYes6NoNoNoNo0.35361%
Santa Fe Station151000HYesNoNoNo2NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Santa Fe Station251000HYesYesNoNo21NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Santa Fe Station6102000HYesYesNoYes2NoNoNoNo0.55051%
Silver 7’s65500HYesYesNoNo4NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Silver 7’s2101000HYesYesNoNo4NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Silverton651000HYesYesYesNo8NoNoNoNo0.57085%
Silverton1101000HNoNoNoNo1NoNoNoNo0.57982%
Silverton2101000HYesYesYesNo4NoNoNoNo0.40374%
South Point651000HYesYesNoNo14NoNoNoNo0.63873%
South Point2102000HYesYesNoNo24NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Suncoast151000HYesNoNoNo1NoYesNoNo1.69824%
Suncoast251000HYesYesNoNo11NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Suncoast651000HYesYesNoNo2NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Texas Station25500HYesYesNoNo8NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Texas Station25500HYesYesNoNo8NoYesNoNo1.83038%
Tuscany65300HYesYesNoNo8NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Tuscany25300H1NoNoNoSuper Fun 211.30000%
Westgate6152000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoNoNo0.63873%
Westgate2252000HYesYesNoNo2NoNoNoNo0.45688%
Westin65300HYesYesNoNo5NoYesNoNo1.99842%
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