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Best Las Vegas Blackjack Games in 2019

By John Mehaffey in Casino
| March 9, 2019 12:00 am PDT
Best Blackjack in Vegas 2019

There is constant discussion about the poor quality of Las Vegas blackjack games.

Most casinos in tourist areas have 6:5 payouts on many of their low-limit games.

However, it is still possible to find some of the best blackjack games in the world, even around the Las Vegas Strip.

The list below shows the best games in town.

M Resort

M Resort once again wins the best blackjack award.

Its double-deck game in the high-limit room stands on all 17s. It permits double down before and after splitting. Aces may be re-split up to three times. The re-split aces rule is the only one of its kind for stand on 17 double-deck games in Las Vegas.

The house edge with perfect play is 0.19%.

Bighorn and Longhorn Casino

There is a $5 blackjack game in the locals market that rivals the return of high-limit games.

It has a special rule that allows players to double down on three cards. The dealer hits soft 17. Double down after splitting, re-split aces, and surrender are also allowed.

The house advantage for this game is about 0.25%.

All Other Stand on 17 Double-Deck Tables

If you prefer to stay on the Strip, there are several options for double-deck blackjack that stands on all 17s with double down before and after splitting.

This game is spread at Treasure Island for $50. Aria, Bellagio, Mirage, and MGM Grand have it for $100. Mandalay Bay requires $200 for this game.

The expected house edge for this game is 0.26%.

High-Limit Six-Deck Games

There are many high-limit six-deck games that stand on all 17s. All offer double down before and after splitting, as well as surrender. The ones listed here also have re-split aces. This puts the house edge at 0.29%.

You may find this game during slow periods for $25 at MGM Grand, though it is often at least $50. Bellagio, M Resort and Treasure Island have it for $50. Aria, Mirage, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, and Palms spread it for $100. Mandalay Bay requires $200 for this game.

El Cortez

El Cortez is one of two casinos that spread 3:2 single-deck games in Las Vegas. Silverton is the other. El Cortez has an advantage as it permits double down on any two cards before a split. The game has a $5 minimum during most hours of the day, though you may see it for $10 when it’s busy. The house advantage is 0.3% at these tables.

Caesars High-Limit Shoes

Most Caesars properties in Las Vegas spread a six-deck game in the high-limit salon.

The minimum bet is $50 at Bally’s and $100 at the others, including Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, and Rio.

The house edge for this game is 0.35%.

Double-Deck Games in Locals Market with Re-Split Aces

There are several locals casinos that offer 3:2 double-deck games with re-split aces. The minimum bet is usually $5. Locations include Aliante Casino, Arizona Charlie’s, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Rampart, and Silverton.

Station Casinos high-limit salons also offer this game. These include Green Valley Ranch, Palms, and Red Rock Resort. The minimum bet is usually $100 but can be as low as $50 at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort. It is $200 at Palms. The dealer hits soft 17 here.

As noted in the top spot of this best Las Vegas blackjack list, M Resort offers this game for $50 with the dealer standing on all 17s.

The house edge for this game is 0.4%.

Other 3:2 Double-Deck Games in Las Vegas

There are dozens of Las Vegas casinos that offer 3:2 double-deck blackjack games with double down before and after splitting but not re-split aces.

The dealer hits soft 17. Locations with the game for $5 include El Cortez, Fiesta, Gold Coast, Jerry’s Nugget, Jokers Wild, M Resort, Orleans, Palace Station, Railroad Pass, Santa Fe Station, Suncoast, and Texas Station.

Casinos with this game for $10 include Palms, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, and Treasure Island. For $25, it’s found at many tourist casinos.

The house edge for this game is 0.46%.

The 2019 Las Vegas Table Game Survey

I was able to prepare this report on the best Las Vegas blackjack games in 2019 from data compiled as part of an annual survey.

Every year, I carry out the Las Vegas Table Game Survey and visit every casino in Vegas. I note details of their blackjack games along with all other table games. These details are organized and then published to help people find the best venues for the preferred games and rules.

You can find full details of the survey on the page just linked. If you’re interested in blackjack specifically, check out Vegas blackjack in 2019.

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