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Downtown Las Vegas Blackjack

Las Vegas Downtown Blackjack CasinosThe 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.

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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 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 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 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. As with most real money blackjack online, all of their games 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 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.

Downtown Las Vegas Blackjack Survey Log

The blackjack tables are constantly being updated at all Las Vegas Casinos. Whether they remove a game, add one or change the rules, these are all things that affect the house edge. 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 Downtown Las Vegas Blackjack Survey

Casino# of DecksMin BetMax BetH/S 17DADASRSASurrender# of Tables6/5 BJVideoExoticHouse Hold %
4 Queens210500HYesNoNoNo1NoNoNo0.60225%
4 Queens65500H2NoNoBJ Switch0.58000%
4 Queens65500HYesYesNoNo1NoNoBonus Spin0.63873%
4 Queens65500HYesYesNoNo1NoNoZombie0.63873%
4 Queens85500HYesYesNoYes13YesNoNo1.92724%
Downtown Grand215100HYesYesNoNo2NoNoNo0.45688%
Downtown Grand6101000HYesYesYesYes5NoNoNo0.48263%
Downtown Grand65500HYesYesYesYes1NoNoNo0.48263%
El Cortez151000HYesNoNoNo6NoNoNo0.30346%
El Cortez1252000HYesNoNoNo1NoNoNo0.30346%
El Cortez251000HYesYesNoNo6NoNoNo0.45688%
El Cortez65500HYesYesNoNo2NoNoNo0.63873%
Fremont110200HNoNoNo1YesNoSuper Fun 211.54654%
Fremont63200HYesNoNoNo1YesNoKings Bounty2.14296%
Fremont610200HYesNoYesYes1YesNoSuper Fun 211.98680%
Golden Gate2155000HYesYesNoNo2NoNoNo0.45688%
Golden Gate6101000H2NoNoFree Bet1.02000%
Golden Gate652500HYesYesNoNo12NoNoNo0.63873%
Golden Nugget1101000H1YesNoFree Bet1.96000%
Golden Nugget1101000HYesNoNoNo2YesNoNo1.69824%
Golden Nugget1101000H1NoSuper Fun 211.16000%
Golden Nugget2102500HYesNoNoNo4NoNoNo0.60225%
Golden Nugget2255000HYesYesNoNo3NoNoNo0.45688%
Golden Nugget451000HYesYesNoYes4YesNoBonus Spin5.50000%
Golden Nugget651000HYesYesNoNo4YesNoBonus Spin1.99842%
Golden Nugget6101000H1NoNoFree Bet1.02000%
Golden Nugget6102500HYesYesNoYes6NoNoNo0.55051%
Golden Nugget6255000HYesYesYesYes3NoNoNo0.48263%
Golden Nugget6101000HYesYesNoNo3YesNoNo1.99842%
Golden Nugget (Pool)6102500HYesYesYesNo4YesNoNo1.93054%
Golden Nugget (RL)6102500HYesYesYesNo1NoNoNo0.57085%
Golden Nugget (RL)6101000HYesYesYesNo1YesNoNo1.93054%
Main Street Station15200HYesNoNoNo1YesNoNo1.69824%
Main Street Station15500H1NoSuper Fun 211.16000%
Main Street Station251000HYesNoNoNo9NoNoNo0.60225%
Plaza651000H1NoNoMost Liberal 211.33000%
Plaza651000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoFree Bet0.63873%
Plaza651000HYesYesNoNo1YesNoBonus Spin1.99842%
Plaza651000HYesYesNoNo1NoNoBuster Blackjack0.63873%
The D2101000HNo2NoNoFree Bet0.98000%
The D2155000HYesYesNoNo2NoNoNo0.45688%
The D2101000HNo2NoSuper Fun 211.30000%
The D8102500HYesYesNoNo10NoNoNo0.64493%
The D85475HYesYesNoNo1NoYesNo0.64493%
The D8102500HYesYesYesNo2NoBuster Blackjack0.45773%
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