Central Las Vegas Strip Blackjack 2020

Las Vegas Strip - Central Casinos

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 tables in the entire market here.

Below you will find all of the Central Las Vegas casinos and the blackjack games and tables they offer.

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 six-deck. Double down before and after splitting are permitted. It has 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 $50 minimum bet and deals six decks. It has the same rules as the high limit game and it stand on all 17s. Free Bet Blackjack, Lucky Lucky, and Blackjack Switch are other 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 $100 minimum bet to play at 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. Players can get this game where the dealer stands on all 17s on all high limit tables; minimum $100 and up.

Players can bet on the Free Bet and Super 4 exotics at the 6-5 tables. Cosmopolitan spreads many great high roller blackjack tables, with great rules and odds; a great casino to play big.

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.

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. Exotic variants include Blackjajc Spin, Buster Blackjack and Lucky Lucky.

O’Sheas

In the survey below you can find the number of tables of blackjack games in  O’Sheas as well as minimum and maximum bets. It’s important to note that 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.

Central Las Vegas Blackjack Survey Log

Las Vegas Casinos are constantly updating their blackjack tables with new rules and adding variations. That is why every year we update our survey. Below you will find the PDF for the previous years so you can compare the changes over time.

Complete Central Las Vegas Strip Blackjack Survey

Casino# of DecksMin BetMax BetH/S 17DADASRSASurrender# of Tables6/5 BJVideoExoticHouse Hold %
Bally’s2252000HYesNoNoNo1NoNoNo0.60225%
Bally’s65500HYesYesNoNo1EvenNoDouble Attack BJ0.63873%
Bally’s63500HYesYesNoYes1YesYesNo1.91020%
Bally’s6505000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Bally’s6502000SYesYesYesYes3NoNoNo0.28507%
Bally’s8102000HYesYesNoYes6NoNoNo0.56926%
Bally’s8152000HYesYesNoYes14YesNoNo1.92724%
Bally’s8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack1.92724%
Bally’s8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBuster Blackjack1.92724%
Bally’s8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNo21+3 Xtreme1.92724%
Bally’s8252000HYesNoNoNo3NoNoNo0.60225%
Bellagio610010000SYesYesNoYes7NoNoNo0.38428%
Bellagio6155000HYesYesNoYes2YesNoFree Bet BJ1.91020%
Bellagio6255000HYesYesNoYes6YesNoNo1.91020%
Bellagio65010000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Bellagio8105000HYesYesNoYes6YesNoNo1.9656%
Bellagio8155000HYesYesNoYes30YesNoNo1.84232%
Bellagio8155000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoLucky Lucky1.84232%
Bellagio8155000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBlackjack Switch1.84232%
Caesars Palace61005000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Caesars Palace6255000HYesYesNoYes5NoNoNo0.55051%
Caesars Palace620010000SYesYesYesYes14NoNoNo0.28507%
Caesars Palace650010000SYesYesYesYes5NoNoNo0.28507%
Caesars Palace8252000HNoYesNoYes12YesNoFree Bet2.42000%
Caesars Palace8152000HNoYesNoYes6YesNoNo0.56926%
Caesars Palace8152000HNoYesNoYes1YesNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack0.56926%
Caesars Palace8152000HNoYesNoYes1YesNoBuster Blackjack0.56926%
Caesars Palace8152000HNoYesNoYes1YesNoBlackjack Spin0.56926%
Caesars Palace8505000HYesYesNoYes7YesNoNo2.34059%
Cosmopolitan8155000HYesYesYesYes11YesNoFree Bet2.42000%
Cosmopolitan8155000HYesYesYesYes1YesNoSuper 42.42000%
Cosmopolitan8255000HYesYesYesYes13YesNoNo1.85750%
Cosmopolitan8101000HYesYesYesYes12YesNoNo1.85750%
Cosmopolitan8505000HYesYesYesYes12YesNoNo1.85750%
Cosmopolitan61005000SYesYesYesYes1YesNoNo1.64476%
Cosmopolitan610010000SYesYesYesYes3NoNoNo0.28507%
Cosmopolitan620010000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Cosmopolitan630010000SYesYesYesYes1NoNoNo0.28507%
Cosmopolitan650010000SYesYesYesYes1NoNoNo0.28507%
Cosmopolitan620020000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Cosmopolitan630020000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Cromwell2253000HYesNoNoNo1NoNoNo0.60225%
Cromwell2503000HYesNoNoNo5NoNoNo0.60225%
Cromwell61003000SYesYesYesYes1NoNoNo0.28507%
Cromwell61005000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Cromwell610010000SYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.28507%
Cromwell8153000HYesYesNoYes1NoNoNo0.56926%
Cromwell8153000HYesYesNoYes1NoNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack0.56926%
Cromwell8153000HYesYesNoYes1NoNoEZ Bust0.56926%
Cromwell8153000HYesYesNoYes1NoNo21+3 Xtreme0.56926%
Cromwell8153000HYesYesNoYes1NoNoFree Bet0.56926%
Cromwell8253000HYesYesNoYes2NoNoNo1.92724%
Flamingo21005000SYesNoYesNo1NoNoNo0.3445%
Flamingo22005000SYesNoYesNo1NoNoNo0.3445%
Flamingo610010000SYesYesYesYes1NoNoNo0.28507%
Flamingo81550HYesYesYesYes1NoNoNo0.56926%
Flamingo8153000HYesYesYesYes15YesYesNo1.92724%
Flamingo8253000HYesYesYesYes20YesNoBuster Blackjack1.92724%
Flamingo8253000HYesYesYesYes2NoNo21+3 Xtreme0.39759%
Flamingo8503000HYesYesYesYes3NoNoFree Bet0.39759%
Harrah’s2502000HYesNoNoNo1YesNoNo1.97575%
Harrah’s6151000HYesYesNoNo6NoNoNo0.63873%
Harrah’s6151000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoFree Bet0.63873%
Harrah’s6151000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoEZ Bust0.63873%
Harrah’s6151000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack0.63873%
Harrah’s6151000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoBuster Blackjack0.63873%
Harrah’s6151000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoWar Blackjack0.63873%
Harrah’s610010000SYesYesNoYes3NoNoNo0.35361%
Harrah’s8152000HYesYesNoNo6NoYesNo1.92724%
Harrah’s8253000HYesYesNoNo11NoNoNo1.92724%
Harrah’s8503000HYesYesNoNo3NoNoNo1.92724%
Harrah’s81005000SYesYesNoYes1NoNoNo0.43096%
Linq2505000HYesNoNoYes1NoNoNo0.55206%
Linq21005000HYesNoNoYes1NoNoNo0.55206%
Linq6103000HYesYesNoYes2YesNoNo1.91020%
Linq6153000HYesYesNoYes9YesYesNo1.91020%
Linq6153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack1.91020%
Linq6153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBuster Blackjack1.91020%
Linq6153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNo21+3 Xtreme1.91020%
Linq6153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBJ Spin1.91020%
Linq6153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoFree Bet1.91020%
Linq8255000HYesYesNoYes3NoNoNo0.56926%
Mirage6152000HYesYesYesYes23YesYesNo1.84232%
Mirage6152000HYesYesYesYes1YesNoBlackjack Spin1.84232%
Mirage6152000HYesYesYesYes1YesNoBuster Blackjack1.84232%
Mirage6152000HYesYesYesYes1YesNoLucky Lucky1.84232%
Mirage6252000HYesYesYesYes3YesNoNo1.84232%
Mirage6505000HYesYesYesYes6YesNoNo1.84232%
Mirage610010000SYesYesYesYes4YesNoNo1.64476%
Mirage630010000SYesYesYesYes5YesNoNo1.64476%
Mirage650010000SYesYesYesYes4YesNoNo1.64476%
O’Sheas8153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoNo1.92724%
O’Sheas8153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoFree Bet1.92724%
O’Sheas8153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack1.92724%
O’Sheas8153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBuster Blackjack1.92724%
O’Sheas8153000HYesYesNoYes1YesNo21+3 Xtreme1.92724%
O’Sheas8153000HYesYesNoYes3NoNoNo0.64493%%
Paris2253000HYesNoNoNo2NoNoNo0.60225%
Paris610200HYesYesNoYes1NoNoNo0.55051%
Paris6152000HYesYesNoYes1NoNoBJ Switch0.55051%
Paris610010000SYesYesNoYes3NoNoNo0.35361%
Paris8152000HYesYesNoYes11YesYesNo0.56926%
Paris8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBuster Blackjack0.56926%
Paris8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBlazing 7’s Blackjack0.56926%
Paris8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNoBlackjack Switch0.56926%
Paris8152000HYesYesNoYes1YesNo21+3 Xtreme0.56926%
Paris8102000HYesYesNoYes8YesYesNo2.00291%
Paris810010000HYesYesNoYes7NoYesNo0.64493%
Planet Hollywood2253000HYesNoYesYes1NoNoNo0.48575%
Planet Hollywood610010000HYesYesYesYes2NoNoNo0.48263%
Planet Hollywood8152000HYesYesYesYes18NoNoNo0.56926%
Planet Hollywood8102000HYesYesYesYes12YesYesNo1.92724%
Planet Hollywood8252000HYesYesYesYes1YesYesBlazing 7’s Blackjack1.92724%
Planet Hollywood8153000HYesYesYesYes1YesYesNo1.92724%
Planet Hollywood8503000HYesYesYesYes1YesYesNo1.92724%
Planet Hollywood81005000SYesYesYesYes1YesNoNo1.53859%
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