The following are our top five Las Vegas Strip casino picks for blackjack play. Las Vegas off-Strip properties are not considered here. These choices are primarily based on more player-friendly rule sets and lower overall house edge for traditional 3:2 payoff multi-deck blackjack games (primarily 6-deck games) with $25 table minimums or less. These picks also take into account our experiences regarding comp accrual from blackjack play on the Strip. Finally, these choices involve locales that we simply enjoy being in while we make wagers. Our listing here is intended to represent our choices for overall value from blackjack play for basic strategy blackjack players on the Strip.
Our selections here are all MGM Resorts properties. In previous LVE blackjack articles( see linked articles below), we've consistently rated some of the MGM Resorts properties as superior to all the Caesars Entertainment locales for value-conscious blackjack play. In our opinion, that's just the way it is. For players who could care less about 6:5 payoffs, higher house edges ( .2% - 2 % higher house edges off the top), or for those players who like the party pit atmosphere for blackjack play, these selections here won't apply for them.
As we've alluded to in earlier LVE articles linked below, players interested in better-value play have to invest some time and effort in locating the lower edge games and the best time of day to play them. Lower table minimums can generally be found on weekday mornings at the above casinos, or at other times when lower crowd numbers ( lower demand) are present. Blackjack is among the top gaming choices for comp accrual, which is or can be a big part of overall gaming value. Our experiences suggest the above locales generally offer among the best games and opportunities for comp accrual on the Las Vegas Strip. In our opinion, these provide some comparatively better opportunities for basic strategy players who like to play this game on Las Vegas Blvd.