Blackjack Shoe in Las Vegas

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Six-deck and eight-deck (“multiple deck”) blackjack is offered at most Las Vegas casinos. The minimum bet can be as low as $5 or $10, maximum of thousands at higher-end casinos, mostly on the Strip. The rules vary from one casino to another, or even from table to table within the same casino.

The best multiple-deck blackjack games are the six-deck games offered at many casinos where the dealer stands on soft 17. Most of these games have a low 0.26% house edge against a basic strategy player. They are usually available at $25 minimum or higher and are listed at the top of the chart below.

There are numerous casinos offering multiple-deck blackjack at which the dealer hits soft 17, a disadvantage for the player. They are also listed in the chart below.

There are also casinos that seek to take severe advantage of the unknowing patron, by short-paying blackjacks at 6-5 instead of the normal 3-2. A game that pays 6-5 should be avoided entirely, regardless of the number of decks. The 6-5 games and other “carnival games” such as blackjack dealt from a Continuous Shuffling Machine, Blackjack Switch, Freebet, Zappit, and others should be avoided because of the large house edge, and we do not even consider them to be genuine blackjack, we do not list them in the survey below.

We also offer blackjack surveys for Las Vegas for Single Deck and Double Deck.

Shoe Blackjack Survey From BJ21

Sahara10.4981.2252000h17, ds, ls, rsa
Sahara10.2661.2503000s17, ds, ls, rsa
Luxor10.5661255000h17, ds, rsa, nm, shoe
Flamingo10.33615010000s17, ds, ls, pv
Excalibur10.6361501000h17, ds
Arizona Charlie\'s Decatur10.636210500h17, ds, nm, pv
Mandalay Bay10.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Westgate10.5661.5252000h17, ds, rsa
Treasure Island10.4982152000h17, ds, ls, rsa
Suncoast10.6361151000h17, ds
Rio10.4761.5100010000s17, ls, rsa, nm, pv
Railroad Pass20.636210250h17, ds, pv
Golden Gate20.6362502500h17, ds
Aliante20.6361.215500h17, ds
Palace Station20.2661.51005000s17, ds, ls, rsa, pv
Venetian20.49825015000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Strat20.2661.2502000s17, ls, ds, rsa, notch
Paris20.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, pv
Palms (I)20.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa
M Resort20.2661.6503000s17, ds, ls, rsa, nms, pv
Rampart20.4661.8101000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Harrah\'s20.3361.35010000s17, ds, ls
Green Valley Ranch20.3361.810010000s17, ds, ls, nm, notch
Cromwell20.3361.510010000s17, ds, ls
Skyline20.6361.55100h17, ds
Westgate20.56621005000h17, ds, rsa
Venetian20.2661.510015000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Red Rock20.5461153000h17, ds, ls, notch
Palazzo20.49825015000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Treasure Island20.4661.5152000h17, ds, ls, rsa
Santa Fe Station20.5461101000h17, ds, ls, pv
Sunset Station30.5462103000h17, ds, ls
Park MGM30.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, nm
Planet Hollywood30.2661.310010000s17, ds, ls, rsa
Cosmopolitan30.4981255000h17, ds, ls, rsa
Golden Nugget30.5461.5505000h17, ds, ls, nm, notch
Silverton30.5661.5101000h17, ds, rsa, pv
Treasure Island30.2661.2505000s17, ds, ls, rsa
D Las Vegas30.6361.6505000h17, ds, pv
Downtown Grand30.4661151000h17, ds, ls, rsa
New York New York40.4661255000h117, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Circa40.4161.510010000s17, ds
Mirage40.4661255000h17, ds, ls, rsa
MGM Grand40.2661.530010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
The Pass40.636310250h17, ds
Aria40.2661.550010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, pv
Aria40.466110010000h17, ds, ls, rsa, pv
M Resort40.5661.2153000h17, ds, rsa, pv
Mohegan Sun (I)40.2661.51005000s17, ds, ls, rsa, nm
Mirage40.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa
Red Rock40.266110010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Bally\'s40.4981.8505000h17,ds, ls, rsa
Strat40.4661.2101000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Park MGM40.4981.5255000h17, ds, ls, rsa, pv
Palazzo50.2661.520015000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Wynn Las Vegas50.2661.530010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Poker Palace50.6361.5350h17, ds, pv
Encore50.2661.530010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Plaza50.6362102000h17, ds
Planet Hollywood60.5681.8255000h17, ds, ls
Mandalay Bay60.4661.5255000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
MGM Grand60.4661.55010000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
South Point60.6361.651000h17, ds, pv
Bellagio60.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa
Caesars Palace60.2661.520010000s17, ds, ls, rsa, pv
Cosmopolitan60.2661.520010000s17, ds, ls, rsa
Green Valley Ranch70.6361.4101000h17, ds
OYO70.6361.210500h17, ds
Caesars Palace70.5461.5505000h17, ds, ls, pv
Ellis Island70.566110500h17, ds, rsa
Bellagio80.4661.55010000h17, ds, ls, rsa
D Las Vegas80.6681.5152500h17, ds, pv
Palms (I)90.4661153000h17, ds, ls, rsa
Encore90.4661.55010000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Resorts World110.2661.510010000s17, ds, ls, rsa
Mohegan Sun (I)110.4661.5151000h17, ds, ls, rsa
Wynn Las Vegas120.4661.510010000h17, ds, ls, rsa, notch
Circa120.6682155000h17, ds
Golden Gate130.6682152500h17, ds
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Key to Survey

Key to Rules
Survey Columns
nmoNo mid-game entry on request.
pvPenetration varies by dealer.
notchPenetration is set by notch.
3:2BJs pay 3:2. This is also the default if no BJ payout is listed.
1spotPlayers allowed to bet only one spot.
tokeDealers keep their own tips ("tokes") instead of mandatory pooling of tips with other dealers.
s17Dealer stands on soft seventeen.
shoeCards dealt from a shoe. Used only for single and double deck, which more commonly are dealt without a shoe.
scCard used to determine shuffle point on one or two decks.
rsaResplit aces.
pkDealer looks at the index of the hole card under a 10.
nmsMid-game: no sitting out hands, and if you drop from two hands to one you cannot go back to two hands.
Key to Rules Column-
nmmNo mid-game entry and no mid-game spreading to multiple hands.
nmNo mid-game entry.
minMid-entry restricted to table minimum.
lsLate surrender.
(I)The casino is owned by Indians who might hide behind their sovereignty. If you have a problem in an (I) casino, you will have no practical legal recourse.
h17Dealer hits soft seventeen.
d11Double down only on two-card eleven.
d10Double down only on two-card ten or more.
d9Double down only on two-card nine or more.
d8Double down only on two-card eight or more, including soft totals.
dsDouble down after splitting.
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