Henderson/Boulder Highway Blackjack

Henderson and Boulder Highway are home to more than a dozen locals casinos that spread blackjack.  Most of the casinos mentioned below also offer hotels that are priced affordably.  The games as a rule are much better than what players will find in other parts of Las Vegas.  There are tables as low as $3 in the area and nearly all pay 3-2 on a blackjack.

High Limit Blackjack in Henderson/Boulder Highway Area

The only casino in this area that offers a high limit salon is Green Valley Ranch.  Two different games are spread.  There is a $50 double deck where double down before splitting, after splitting and surrender are permitted.  This game hits soft 17.  There is a $50 3-2 six-deck shoe that has double down before and after splitting plus surrender.  This game stands on all 17’s.  This is the only table in the entire east and southeast sections of the Las Vegas Valley that stands on all 17’s.

Best Low Limit Blackjack in the Henderson/Boulder Highway Area

The best blackjack game in the Henderson/Boulder Highway area is at Longhorn Casino.  This casino spreads a six-deck 3-2 game with double down before and after splitting, surrender and re-split aces.  There is an additional rule that allows players to double down on three cards.  The house edge of this game is just 0.25%.  The minimum bet for this game is $5.

Arizona Charlie’s offers the next-best game in this area.  It is a $5 double deck game with double down before and after splitting that also permits re-split aces.  This is a rare rule in low limit games these days.  There is also a $3 six-deck shoe with the same rules.

Arizona Charlie’s

There are two blackjack games at Arizona Charlie’s.  There are three tables of $5 double deck with double down before and after splitting.  Re-split aces are also allowed.  This game goes up to $10 during peak hours.  There is a $3 six-deck shoe game that has the same rules and goes up to $5 during peak hours.

Boulder Station

Boulder Station is one of two large resorts on Boulder Highway.  It offers a wide variety of games. All hit soft 17. The most popular is a $5 double deck with double down after splitting.  There are $5 shoes that add surrender to those rules.  Players will also find Super Fun 21 and 6-5 single deck.

Club Fortune

Club Fortune offers two different 3-2 $5 games.  Both permit double down before and after splitting.  One is a double deck, while the other is a six-deck shoe.

Eastside Cannery

Eastside Cannery offers two live 3-2 blackjack games.  Both have a $5 minimum with the same rules.  Double down is permitted before and after the split.  One is a double deck.  The other is a six-deck game.  There are two video blackjack games that pay 3-2 with double down before and after splitting.  Surrender is also available.  The minimum bet for video blackjack is $1.

Fiesta

Fiesta is a Station Casino near Boulder Highway and I-215.  Players may choose between $5 6-5 Free Bet Blackjack, $5 double decks with double down before and after splitting and six-deck shoes that add surrender to those rules.  There is also a 6-5 $3 table.

Green Valley Ranch

Green Valley Ranch is the only casino in this area that has a high limit salon.  Both games there have a $50 minimum.  One is a double deck with double down before and after splitting that also has re-split aces.  That game hits soft 17.  The six-deck shoe has double down before and after splitting and surrender.  This game stands on all 17’s.

There are four games outside high limit at Green Valley Ranch.  One is a 6-5 Free Bet Blackjack game that should be avoided.  The same can be said of the 6-5 single deck games.  The two playable low limit games typically have $10 minimum bets.  One is a double deck with double down before and after splitting.  The other is a six-deck shoe that adds surrender to those rules.  Both of these $10 games pay 3-2 on blackjack.  All games outside high limit hit soft 17.

Joker’s Wild

There are two blackjack games at Joker’s Wild, a small casino on the south end of Boulder Highway that is owned by Boyd Gaming.  There is a $3 3-2 six-deck game that allows double down before but not after splitting.  The double deck game has a $5 minimum and allows double down before and after splitting.

Longhorn Casino

Longhorn Casino offers one six-deck shoe game.  It is the best one in the area.  Players may double down before and after splitting.  Re-split aces and surrender are also allowed.  The bonus is that players may double down on three cards.  The dealer hits soft 17.  The house edge of this game is 0.25%.

Railroad Pass

Railroad Pass is located just west of Boulder City.  There are two blackjack games there.  One is a $3 six-deck shoe that allows double down before and after splitting.  The other is a $5 double deck with the same rules.  Both games pay 3-2 on blackjack and hit soft 17.

Sam’s Town

Sam’s Town is owned by Boyd Gaming.  It spreads the less player-friendly downtown blackjack rules as opposed to the rules used at its other locals casinos.  That means that double down is only permitted before the split and not after.  Shoe games have a $3 minimum.  Double decks have a $10 minimum.  There is also $5 Super Fun 21.

Skyline Casino

Skyline Casino is an old school property located just south of Sunset on Boulder Highway.  It spreads blackjack on Thursday through Sunday nights.  The minimum bet is $5.  Players may double down before and after splitting.

Sunset Station

Sunset Station is a Station Casinos property located near Sunset and US 95.  It spreads $5 double deck games with double down before and after splitting.  There are $5 shoes that have these rules plus surrender.  There are also $3 6-5 games and $5 6-5 Free Bet Blackjack.

Worst Blackjack in Henderson/Boulder Highway Area

The worst blackjack game in the Henderson/Boulder Highway area is at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station.  It is 6-5 Free Bet Blackjack.  The game has a house edge of 2.4%.  The only other games in the vicinity that have a house edge over .8% are the 6-5 single deck at Boulder Station and Super Fun 21 at Sam’s Town and Boulder Station.

Casino # of Decks Min Bet Max Bet H/S 17 DA DAS RSA Surrender # of Tables CSM 6/5 BJ Video Exotic House Hold %
Arizona Charlie’s 2 5 500 H Yes Yes Yes No 3 No No No No 0.40374%
Arizona Charlie’s 6 3 500 H Yes Yes Yes No 1 No No No No 0.57085%
Boulder Station 1 5 500 H Yes No No No 1 No Yes No No 1.69824%
Boulder Station 2 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 14 No No No No 0.45688%
Boulder Station 2 25 1000 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No No No 0.45688%
Boulder Station 6 3 500 H Yes Yes No Yes 2 No No No No 0.55051%
Boulder Station 2 25 1000 H 2 No No No Super Fun 21 1.16000%
Club Fortune 2 3 100 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No No 0.45688%
Club Fortune 6 3 100 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No No No 0.63873%
Eastside Cannery 2 5 1000 H Yes Yes No No 9 No No No No 0.45688%
Eastside Cannery 6 5 500 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No No 0.63873%
Eastside Cannery 6 1 300 H Yes Yes No Yes 2 No No Yes No 0.55051%
Green Valley Ranch 2 10 2500 H Yes Yes No No 5 No No No No 0.45688%
Green Valley Ranch 2 50 5000 H Yes Yes Yes No 3 No No No No 0.40374%
Green Valley Ranch 6 10 1000 H 2 No Yes No No 2.40000%
Green Valley Ranch 6 10 2500 H Yes Yes No Yes 7 No No No No 0.55051%
Green Valley Ranch 6 50 5000 S Yes Yes No Yes 1 No No No No 0.35361%
Joker’s Wild 2 5 300 H Yes Yes No No 3 No No No No 0.45688%
Joker’s Wild 6 3 300 H Yes No No No 1 No No No No 0.78327%
Longhorn Casino 6 5 300 H Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 No No No No 0.25600%
Railroad Pass 2 5 200 H Yes Yes No No 2 No No No No 0.45688%
Railroad Pass 6 3 200 H Yes Yes No No 1 No No No No 0.63873%
Sam’s Town 2 10 1000 H Yes No No No 14 No No No No 0.60225%
Sam’s Town 6 3 500 H Yes No No No 2 No No No No 0.78327%
Sam’s Town 1 5 500 H 1 No No No Super Fun 21 1.16000%
Sam’s Town 2 5 500 H 1 No No No Super Fun 21 1.30000%
Skyline 6 5 200 H Yes Yes No No 3 No No No No 0.63873%

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