Where to Find the Best Las Vegas Blackjack Tables in 2020

By John Mehaffey in Las Vegas
| February 23, 2020 6:00 am PDT

While some complain about all the 6:5 blackjack games in Las Vegas, there are still hundreds of great tables to play. But where to find the best blackjack in Las Vegas in 2020?

The best Las Vegas blackjack games tend to be away from the tourist corridor, so it may require a drive or rideshare trip.

The exception is a few high-limit games on the Strip. These often require $50 or more per hand to play, while some of the other top blackjack tables are found in the locals market and start at a $5 minimum bet.

Here are details of all the best blackjack games in Las Vegas in 2020, as per our annual blackjack survey.

M Resort – Best Las Vegas Blackjack in 2020

M Resort retains its title as the home of the best blackjack table in Las Vegas.

Its double-deck game in the high limit stands on all 17s. Double down before and after splitting is allowed. Aces may be re-split up to three times for a total of four hands. 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 Blackjack

There is a $5 blackjack game in the locals market that is comfortably one of the best blackjack games in Las Vegas in 2020. It is offered by Bighorn Casino and Longhorn Casino. Bighorn Casino is on East Lake Mead Blvd in North Las Vegas. Longhorn is on Boulder Highway near US 95.

This blackjack game 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%.

Stand on 17 Double-Deck Blackjack Tables

Some of the best Las Vegas blackjack games in 2020 are the many double-deck blackjack games on the Las Vegas Strip that stand on all 17s. These games do not permit re-split aces.

This game is spread at Treasure Island for $50. Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, MGM Grand, and Park MGM have it for $100. The expected house edge for this game is 0.26%.

High-Limit Six-Deck Blackjack Games

There are many high-limit six-deck games that stand on all 17s. All these high-limit games offer double down before and after splitting and surrender, regardless of location. 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, Palace Station, and Treasure Island have it for $50. Aria, Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, and Palms spread it for $100.

El Cortez – Best 3:2 Single Deck Blackjack

El Cortez is one of two casinos that spread 3:2 single-deck games in Las Vegas. Silverton is the other. Both are among the best Vegas blackjack games for 2020, but 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 is busy. The house advantage is 0.3% at these blackjack 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 Blackjack With Re-Split Aces

There are two locals casinos that offer 3:2 double-deck games with re-split aces with low limits. The dealer hits soft 17. The minimum bet is usually $5 at Eastside Cannery and $10 at Silverton.

Station Casinos high-limit salons also offer this game. These include Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Palms, and Red Rock Resort. The minimum bet is usually $100 but can be as low as $50. Never be afraid to ask for a lower minimum bet if the table is idle. The house edge for this game is 0.4%.

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.

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 Aliante, Cannery, El Cortez, Fiesta, Gold Coast, Jerry’s Nugget, Jokers Wild, M Resort, Rampart, Orleans, Palace Station, Railroad Pass, Sam’s Town, 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%.

Find the Best Las Vegas Blackjack Games for You

The games detailed above are objectively the best blackjack games in Las Vegas in 2020. However, you may have your own personal preferences in terms of what you want from a blackjack game.

Perhaps you want to play in a specific location, or enjoy a particular type of game. That’s where our 2020 Las Vegas blackjack survey can help. You’ll find details of every single blackjack table in Vegas, broken down into several different categories.

Check it out and enjoy the best blackjack Las Vegas has to offer!

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