Wizard
Posted by Wizard
Feb 14, 2017

Introduction

There are so many blackjack variants out there that we decided to make a separate page for them. The rules for each game is generally the same everywhere. See below the table for links to the rules and analysis of each game listed. We hope this page helps you find your favorite blackjack derivative at a casino and betting limits to your liking.

CasinoDecksMinMaxExotic
Aria6 15 5000 BJ Switch
Aria6 15 5000 Free Bet
Arizona Charlie's6 5 500 Free Bet
Bally's6 10 500 Double Attack BJ
Bellagio6 10 2500 BJ Switch
Boulder Station2 25 1000 Super Fun
Casino Royale6 5 1000 BJ Switch
Casino Royale8 5 1000 Free Bet
Cosmopolitan8 15 2000 Free Bet
Encore6 10 2000 BJ Switch
Excalibur6 10 1000 BJ Switch
Four Queens6 5 500 BJ Switch
Fremont1 5 500 Super Fun 21
Fremont6 5 500 Change It 21
Fremont6 5 500 Bet 'Em All
Gold Coast2 5 1000 Super Fun 21
Golden Gate2 5 1000 Free Bet
Golden Nugget1 10 1000 Super Fun 21
Golden Nugget1 10 1000 Free Bet
Golden Nugget6 10 1000 Free Bet
Luxor6 10 1000 BJ Switch
Main Street Station1 5 500 Super Fun 21
Mandalay Bay6 10 2500 BJ Switch
Mandalay Bay6 10 2500 Free Bet
MGM Grand6 15 2000 Free Bet
MGM Grand6 10 2500 BJ Switch
Mirage6 10 2500 BJ Switch
Mirage6 10 1000 Free Bet
Monte Carlo6 10 1000 BJ Switch
New York, New York6 10 1000 BJ Switch
New York, New York6 10 1000 Free Bet
Orleans2 5 1000 Super Fun 21
Palazzo6 15 2500 BJ Switch
Palazzo6 15 2500 Free Bet
Palms6 10 1000 BJ Switch
Paris6 15 2000 BJ Switch
Plaza6 5 1000 Most Liberal 21
Plaza6 5 1000 Free Bet
Sam's Town1 5 500 Super Fun 21
Sam's Town2 5 500 Super Fun 21
SLS Las Vegas6 10 1000 BJ Switch
Stratosphere6 10 1000 Blackjack Twist
The D6 5 1000 War BJ
The D2 5 2500 Free Bet
Tropicana6 10 1000 Counts Kounted
Venetian8 10 2500 BJ Switch
Venetian8 10 2500 Free Bet
Wynn6 15 2500 BJ Switch

Key

  • Casino: Self-explanatory

  • Location: The area of Las Vegas the casino is located in:

    • Downtown = Fremont Street area
    • East = East side of town, including Henderson
    • LV = Near the Strip, but not on it.
    • North = The northern part of Las Vegas
    • Near Strip = Near the Strip
    • South = The southern part of Las Vegas
    • Strip = Casinos on the main stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard (from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere)
    • West = The western part of Las Vegas
  • Decks: Number of decks used. The fewer the decks, the better the odds are for the player.

  • Soft 17: Indication of what the dealer does with a soft 17.

  • Double on anything:

    • No: Player can double only on 9, 10, 11.
    • Yes: Player may double on any 2 cards.
  • Double after Split: Indication of whether the player may double after a split, which he usually can in Las Vegas.

  • Surrender: Indication of whether the player may surrender, assuming the dealer does not have a blackjack.

  • RSA: Indication of whether the player may re-split aces.

  • OR: Other rules:

    1. Player may double on any 3 cards, except after splitting. Unlimited re-splitting, except aces may be split to a maximum of 3 hands only.
    2. Player may double on 10 and 11 only.
    3. Single-deck game with no shuffle card.
    4. Six-card Charlie.
  • Footnotes: Indication of unusual rules.

  • Minimum: Minimum bet allowed.

  • Maximum: Maximum bet allowed.

  • House Edge: The ratio of the expected player loss to the initial wager. The Current Blackjack Newsletter is the source, and may differ slightly from my Blackjack House Edge Calculator. It is not that one of us is right or wrong, but that blackjack is a difficult game to analyze, and differences in methodology can play a minor effect on the results. Both sets of figures are good enough, in my opinion.

I would like to thank onlineblackjack.com as a source for this Las Vegas Blackjack survey.