Central Las Vegas Strip Blackjack 2018

The Central Las Vegas Strip offers some of the best and worst blackjack games in Las Vegas. Like most parts of Las Vegas, the higher limit games are generally the ones with the player-friendly rules. Those willing to wager at least $50 per hand will find some of the best blackjack in the entire market here.

Bally’s

The best game at Bally’s is in the high limit area, which is elevated on the south end of the casino. It spreads a six-deck shoe that stands on all 17s and allows double down before and after splitting, surrender and re-split aces. The other high limit game is a double deck that hits soft 17. Double down before and after splitting are permitted in this game.

Players will find eight-deck shoes on the main floor that pay 3-2 among the 6-5 ones. Double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender, are allowed. Bally’s players should beware that the Double Attack Blackjack game now pays even money on a natural. This makes it one of the worst blackjack games in Las Vegas.

Bellagio

The best blackjack game at Bellagio is a double deck. Double down before and after splitting are permitted. There is also a six-deck shoe that is almost as good. It adds surrender and re-split aces to the double deck rules. Both of these games have a $100 minimum bet and stand on all 17s. Players may be able to get in these games for $50 during off-peak hours but it may take asking a pit boss about an idle table.

The only other 3-2 game at Bellagio has a $25 minimum bet and deals six decks. It has the same rules as the high limit game except that it hits soft 17. Blackjack Switch is another playable game at Bellagio.

Caesars Palace

The best game at Caesars Palace is the six-deck shoe in the high limit salon. It stands on all 17s. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are also allowed. The other blackjack game in high limit at Caesars Palace is a double deck that hits soft 17. Double down before and after splitting are permitted. It also has a $100 minimum bet.

The only other 3-2 blackjack game at Caesars in on the main floor. It uses eight decks. Double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender, are permitted. The dealer hits soft 17. The game has a $10 minimum bet.

Beware of some atrocious 6-5 games spread at Caesars Palace. These include Free Bet Blackjack with a 2.42% house edge and a game that only permits double down on 10 and 11 and not after splitting. The house edge for that game is 2.34%.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan requires at least a $25 minimum bet to receive a 3-2 blackjack game. This game has six decks and permits double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender and re-split aces. For $100, players can get this game where the dealer stands on all 17s.

The only other 3-2 blackjack game in the house is a double deck with a $100 minimum. It stands on all 17s. Players may double down before and after splitting.

Cromwell

Cromwell improved its blackjack options in the past year. The limits for its 3-2 games were lowered. Players may now find a $15 double deck game that allows double down before but not after splitting. There is a $10 eight-deck game that has a $10 minimum that permits surrender and double down before and after splitting. Both games hit soft 17.

For $100, there is a six-deck game available in high limit. It has the same rules as the eight-deck game except that the dealer stands on all 17s.

Flamingo

Players will only find 3-2 blackjack games at Flamingo in high limit and the casino floor right in front of it. The high limit game has a $100 minimum bet. It uses six decks and allows double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender. It stands on all 17s.

There is a $15 eight-deck game with the same rules as the high limit one except that it hits soft 17. There is a $25 double deck that only allows double down before splitting. It also hits soft 17.

Harrah’s

Harrah’s offers the exact three 3-2 games spread at Flamingo. The limits are also the same. Players will find the 3-2 games in high limit and on the casino floor behind the craps tables.

Linq

There are only two 3-2 blackjack games at Linq. Both have a $25 minimum bet and the dealer hits soft 17. One is a double deck that only allows double down before splitting. The other is an eight-deck shoe that has double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender.

Mirage

Mirage requires $25 to get a 3-2 game. Players will find a double deck game for $25 that allows double down before and after splitting. This game hits soft 17. For $100, the game stands on all 17s.

The $25 six-deck tables allow double down on any two cards and after splitting. There is also surrender and re-split aces. This game hits soft 17. For $100, the game stands on all 17s.

O’Sheas

In the survey below you can find the number of tables of blackjack games in Planet Hollywood casino as well as minimum and maximum bets. Its important to note tha all blackjack tables at O’Sheas pay 6-5.

Paris Las Vegas

There are three 3-2 blackjack games at Paris that pay 3-2. There is an eight-deck shoe with a $15 minimum that hits soft 17. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender is also available. For $100, players can get this game with six decks and it stands on all 17s.

The only other 3-2 blackjack game at Paris is a double deck. Players may double before but not after splitting. The minimum bet is $25. The dealer hits soft 17.

Planet Hollywood

The games at Planet Hollywood are identical to the ones described above for Paris. This includes all limits and rules. In the survey below you can find the number of tables of blackjack games in Planet Hollywood casino as well as minimum and maximum bets.

Complete Central Las Vegas Strip Blackjack Survey

Casino # of Decks Min Bet Max Bet H/S 17 DA DAS RSA Surrender # of Tables 6/5 BJ Video Exotic House Hold %
Bally’s 2 25 2000 H Yes No No No 3 No No No 0.60225%
Bally’s 6 5 500 H 1 Even No Double Attack BJ 0.63000%
Bally’s 6 3 500 H Yes Yes No Yes 1 Yes Yes No 1.91020%
Bally’s 6 50 5000 S Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 No No No 0.28507%
Bally’s 8 10 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 6 No No No 0.56926%
Bally’s 8 10 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 10 Yes No No 1.92724%
Bellagio 2 100 10000 S Yes Yes No No 4 No No No 0.25532%
Bellagio 6 10 2500 H 2 No No BJ Switch 0.58000%
Bellagio 6 10 2500 H 2 Yes No Free Bet 2.40000%
Bellagio 6 25 10000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 No No No 0.48263%
Bellagio 6 10 5000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 40 Yes No No 1.84232%
Bellagio 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 No No No 0.28507%
Caesars Palace 2 100 10000 H Yes Yes No No 6 No No No 0.45688%
Caesars Palace 6 5 100 H Yes Yes No Yes 1 Yes Yes No 1.91020%
Caesars Palace 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 No No No 0.28507%
Caesars Palace 8 10 2000 H 2 Yes No Free Bet 2.42000%
Caesars Palace 8 10 5000 H Yes Yes No Yes 11 No No No 0.56926%
Caesars Palace 8 10 2000 H No No No No 28 Yes No No 2.34059%
Cosmopolitan 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 No No No 0.28507%
Cosmopolitan 8 15 2000 H 2 Yes No Free Bet 2.42000%
Cosmopolitan 8 25 5000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 8 No No No 0.49952%
Cosmopolitan 8 10 1000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 18 Yes No No 1.85750%
Cromwell 2 15 3000 H Yes No No No 8 No No No 0.60225%
Cromwell 6 1 500 H Yes Yes No Yes 1 Yes Yes No 1.91020%
Cromwell 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes No Yes 4 No No No 0.35361%
Cromwell 8 10 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 8 No No No 0.56926%
Cromwell 8 10 3000 H Yes Yes No Yes 8 Yes No No 1.92724%
Flamingo 2 25 2000 H Yes No No No 3 No No No 0.60225%
Flamingo 6 100 5000 S Yes Yes No Yes 3 No No No 0.35361%
Flamingo 8 15 1000 H Yes Yes No Yes 2 No No No 0.56926%
Flamingo 8 10 1000 H Yes Yes No Yes 30 Yes No No 1.92724%
Harrah’s 1 10 2000 H Yes No No No 4 Yes No No 1.69824%
Harrah’s 2 25 3000 H Yes No No No 2 No No No 0.60225%
Harrah’s 6 15 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 7 No No No 0.55051%
Harrah’s 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes No Yes 2 No No No 0.35361%
Harrah’s 8 5 1000 H Yes Yes No Yes 14 Yes No No 1.92724%
Linq 2 25 3000 H Yes No No No 3 No No No 0.60225%
Linq 6 5 3000 H Yes Yes No Yes 17 Yes No No 1.91020%
Linq 6 3 500 H Yes Yes No Yes 2 Yes Yes No 1.91020%
Linq 8 25 5000 H Yes Yes No Yes 3 No No No 0.56926%
Mirage 2 25 10000 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No 0.45688%
Mirage 2 100 5000 S Yes Yes No No 1 No No No 0.25532%
Mirage 6 10 2500 H 2 No No BJ Switch 0.58000%
Mirage 6 10 1000 H 1 Yes No Free Bet 2.40000%
Mirage 6 5 1000 H Yes Yes No Yes 2 Even Yes No 2.82051%
Mirage 6 25 5000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 5 No No No 0.48263%
Mirage 6 10 2000 H Yes Yes No No 17 Yes No No 1.99842%
Mirage 6 100 5000 S Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 No No No 0.28507%
O’Sheas 8 10 1000 H Yes Yes No Yes 6 Yes No No 1.92724%
Paris 2 25 5000 H Yes No No No 6 No No No 0.60225%
Paris 6 15 2000 H 1 No No BJ Switch 0.58000%
Paris 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes No Yes 6 No No No 0.35361%
Paris 8 15 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 17 No No No 0.56926%
Paris 8 15 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 8 Yes No No 1.92724%
Planet Hollywood 2 25 3000 H Yes No No No 3 No No No 0.60225%
Planet Hollywood 6 100 10000 S Yes Yes No Yes 4 No No No 0.35361%
Planet Hollywood 8 15 5000 H Yes Yes No Yes 18 No No No 0.56926%
Planet Hollywood 8 10 2000 H Yes Yes No Yes 12 Yes No No 1.92724%

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