Best Cheap Blackjack in Downtown Vegas

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The majority of gamblers that visit Las Vegas aren’t high rollers. In fact, about 80% (arbitrary number in my head) are looking for cheap blackjack wherever they can find it. They’re also looking for good cheap blackjack games. You can find good cheap blackjack on the Vegas Strip but the options are decreasing every day.

It’s time to head to Downtown Vegas where good cheap blackjack isn’t too difficult to find. In recent years, we’ve seen gamblers migrating from the Vegas Strip to Downtown Vegas where the gamblin’s good (see the best craps odds in Downtown Vegas).

For simplicity, I’m using $15 as the cut off for cheap blackjack once again. I’m listing the casinos alphabetically and not by the games with the best house edge. Visit the survey on Wizard of Vegas to see the complete details of the games listed below and higher denomination games.

$5 Blackjack

Binion’s – House Edge: 0.66
California – House Edge: 0.60
The D – House Edge: 0.46 & 0.64
Downtown Grand – House Edge: 0.64
El Cortez – House Edge: 0.30 and 0.45
Fremont – House Edge: 0.60
Golden Gate – House Edge: 0.61
Main Street Station – House Edge: 0.60
Plaza – House Edge: 0.64

$10 Blackjack

El Cortez – House Edge: 0.30
Four Queens – House Edge: 0.57 & 0.60
Golden Nugget – House Edge: 0.48 & 0.60
Plaza – House Edge: 0.456

$15 Blackjack

Binion’s – House Edge: 0.60

Note: Most casinos have multiple games with a worse house edge. Make sure you check the rules before you play.

Updated: June 27, 2016

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  1. Marvin Miller

    Good information. I believe with MGM charging for parking beginning this April, that more non high rollers will be staying downtown. It should be interesting to see if this happens…thanks.

    • MeltzVegas

      Glad you could use. You may be right.

  2. Bill B

    I really like the double deck early morning games at the Fremont.
    No 6-5, it’s hand deal & pleasant dealers & all this at $5 a hand.

    • MeltzVegas

      That’s the best time to play at Fremont!

  3. P.E

    Last September – We spent time at the Tuscany and Ellis Island. Both had $5 tables. Tuscany also had a $3 “Super Fun” table ( check out the rules before you play). Ellis was using a csm on 1 table, hand deal on the others. Ellis also has beer from their brewery. At both casinos, the $5 tables were busy while we were there.
    Thanks for the info on Downtown.

    • MeltzVegas

      I hate the CSM!

  4. P.E

    Awww…. C’mon Marc ! Tell us how you REALLY feel about CSMs.

    I didn’t play at the table with the CSM so I have no opinion on them. Yet.

    • MeltzVegas

      They don’t change the mathematical odds much but I don’t like them. Can’t get a feel for the game.

  5. Marvin Miller

    Looks like the El Cortez gives us the best odds to win …hands down.

    • MeltzVegas

      Certainly for $5 players.

      • Marvin Miller

        $10 players too…very insightful information. Thanks.

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