Downtown Las Vegas Blackjack 2018

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The blackjack in downtown Las Vegas tends to be better than on the Strip for low limit players. The percentage of 6-5 tables is much lower, with several houses offering no such game at all. High limit players may want to play elsewhere as there are no stand on all 17 tables located anywhere near Fremont Street.

4 Queens

4 Queens does not offer much in the way of quality blackjack. There are only three tables that pay 3-2. Its best traditional game is a double deck with a $15 minimum. Double down before the split is allowed, but not afterward. There are two 3-2 carnival games. One has a house edge of over 4%. Blackjack Switch is spread with a $5 minimum bet.

Binion’s

Binion’s has the worst blackjack in all of downtown Las Vegas. The only 3-2 game on the floor is Zombie Blackjack, which has a rule that the dealer pushes on all 22s.

California

California has two 3-2 blackjack games. The minimum is $5. Both have the same rules. Players may double down before but not after splitting. One is a double deck. The other is a six-deck.

Downtown Grand

All blackjack at Downtown Grand pays 3-2. The $10 six-deck has double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender and re-split aces. The $5 version of this uses a continuous shuffle machine. There is also a $15 double deck with double down on any two and after splitting. The max bet in the double deck game is only $100.

El Cortez

El Cortez offers the best blackjack game downtown. It is a $5 single deck that permits double down on any two cards. There’s also a $5 double deck that adds double down after splitting.

Fremont

Fremont offers the typical downtown Boyd rules for its $5 double and six-deck games. Players may double down before but not after splitting.

Golden Gate

Golden Gate prides itself on paying 3-2 at all blackjack tables. The main floor has $5 six-deck games that allow double down before and after splitting. High limit offers a double deck with these same rules for $15 or $25, depending on the time of day. There’s also $10 Free Bet Blackjack.

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget has the largest high limit salon in Las Vegas. Players will find $50 double and six-deck blackjack games in there that include double down before and after splitting. The six-deck adds surrender and re-split aces. The main floor has a $15 double deck that doesn’t allow double down after splitting. There’s also a six-deck that doesn’t permit re-split aces. All of these games mentioned pay 3-2 on a blackjack.

Main Street Station

The pit at Main Street Station is full of $5 3-2 double deck games. Players may double down before but not after splitting.

Plaza

Plaza has three 3-2 blackjack games. The minimum for the shoe games is typically $5 or $10. The double deck is $25. Both games permit double down before and after splitting. Plaza is one of only four Las Vegas casinos that spreads 3-2 Free Bet Blackjack.

The D

The D has several 3-2 blackjack games. There’s double deck that can have a minimum as low as $15 where players can double down before and after splitting. Peak hours will see a higher double deck blackjack minimum bet. The $10 six-deck games have these same rules. The D also spreads $10 Free Bet Blackjack with a 3-2 payout. The D is one of the last Las Vegas casinos with 3-2 video blackjack. That has a $5 minimum bet.

Complete Downtown Las Vegas 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 %
4 Queens 2 10 500 H Yes No No No 1 No No No 0.60225%
4 Queens 6 5 500 H 2 No No BJ Switch 0.58000%
4 Queens 6 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No Bonus Spin 4.38000%
4 Queens 6 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No Zombie 1.00000%
4 Queens 8 5 500 H Yes Yes No Yes 13 Yes No No 1.92724%
Binion’s 1 10 500 H Yes No No No 1 Yes No No 1.69824%
Binion’s 6 3 200 H Yes Yes No No 2 Yes Yes No 1.99842%
Binion’s 6 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No Zombie 1.00000%
Binion’s 8 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 12 Yes No No 2.01881%
California 1 5 200 H Yes No No No 2 Yes No No 1.69824%
California 2 5 1000 H Yes No No No 14 No No No 0.60225%
California 6 5 200 H Yes No No No 1 No No No 0.78327%
California 6 3 200 H Yes No No No 1 Yes No No 2.14296%
Downtown Grand 2 15 100 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No 0.45688%
Downtown Grand 6 10 1000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 5 No No No 0.48263%
Downtown Grand 6 5 1000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 1 No No No 0.48263%
El Cortez 1 5 500 H Yes No No No 14 No No No 0.30346%
El Cortez 1 25 1000 H Yes No No No 1 No No No 0.30346%
El Cortez 2 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No No 0.45688%
El Cortez 6 1 500 H Yes Yes No Yes 1 No Yes No 0.56926%
Fremont 1 10 500 H Yes No No No 1 Yes No No 1.69824%
Fremont 1 10 200 H 1 No Super Fun 21 1.16000%
Fremont 2 5 500 H Yes No No No 6 No No No 0.60225%
Fremont 6 5 500 H Yes No No No 4 No No No 0.78327%
Fremont 6 3 200 H Yes No No No 4 Yes No No 2.14296%
Golden Gate 2 15 5000 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No 0.45688%
Golden Gate 6 10 1000 H 2 No No Free Bet 1.02000%
Golden Gate 6 5 2500 H Yes Yes No No 12 No No No 0.63873%
Golden Nugget 1 10 1000 H 1 Yes No Free Bet 1.96000%
Golden Nugget 1 10 1000 H Yes No No No 2 Yes No No 1.69824%
Golden Nugget 1 10 1000 H 1 No Super Fun 21 1.16000%
Golden Nugget 2 10 2500 H Yes No No No 4 No No No 0.60225%
Golden Nugget 2 25 5000 H Yes Yes No No 3 No No No 0.45688%
Golden Nugget 6 5 1000 H Yes Yes No No 4 Yes No Bonus Spin 5.50000%
Golden Nugget 6 10 1000 H 1 No No Free Bet 1.02000%
Golden Nugget 6 10 2500 H Yes Yes No Yes 6 No No No 0.55051%
Golden Nugget 6 25 5000 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 No No No 0.48263%
Golden Nugget 6 10 1000 H Yes Yes No No 3 Yes No No 1.99842%
Main Street Station 1 5 200 H Yes No No No 1 Yes No No 1.69824%
Main Street Station 1 5 500 H 1 No Super Fun 21 1.16000%
Main Street Station 2 5 1000 H Yes No No No 9 No No No 0.60225%
Plaza 2 25 1000 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No No 0.45688%
Plaza 6 10 500 H 2 No No Free Bet 1.02000%
Plaza 6 5 1000 H 1 No No Most Liberal 21 1.33000%
Plaza 6 5 1000 H Yes Yes No No 8 No No No 0.63873%
The D 2 10 1000 H 2 No No Free Bet 0.98000%
The D 2 15 5000 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No 0.45688%
The D 2 10 1000 H 2 No Super Fun 21 1.30000%
The D 6 10 2500 H Yes Yes No No 10 No No No 0.63873%
The D 8 5 475 H Yes Yes No Yes 1 No Yes No 0.56926%

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