4Queens is owned by TLC Casino Enterprises. It is sister casino to Binion’s, located one block west on Fremont Street. 4Queens is an old school casino that typically offers good games. Unfortunately, blackjack is not one of them.
4Queens Tables and Games
There are 15 blackjack tables at 4Queens. Only four offer a decent deal to players. All blackjack tables at 4Queens hit soft 17.
There are 10 blackjack tables dealt from an eight-deck shoe that pay 6-5 on a natural. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are not allowed. Bet limits are $5 to $500. Expect to play at least $10 as there are only one or two $5 tables open at any given time. These are usually full. The house edge at these tables is just over 2%.
There is one double deck blackjack table at 4Queens. It has $10 to $500 limits. Blackjack pays 3-2. Players may double down before the split, but not after. The house edge is 0.6%.
There is one eight-deck shoe that pays 3-2 on a blackjack. It has $10 to $500 limits. It is located in the back of the table games pit. You will find it by walking to the stairway to the café and turning around. It is literally buried in the back. Players may double down on any two cards, but not after splitting. 4Queens does not permit surrender or re-split aces at this game. The house edge is 0.76% at this table.
There are two Blackjack Switch tables at 4Queens. The limits are $10 to $500. Players must bet two hands at a time at this game. Cards may be switched between the hands. In exchange for this, the house pushes any player still in the hand when the dealer draws to 22.
There is one single deck blackjack table. It pays 6-5 on a natural. Double down before splitting is permitted, but not after. The house edge is 1.6% in this single deck blackjack game.
4Queens Players Club for Frequent Blackjack Players
4Queens uses the Royal Club as its players club. Table game players can expect great mailers that include free slot play and hotel rooms. Players that are not yet established may request the casino rate for the hotel. It is $24 on weeknights and $52 on weekends. There is no resort fee. The casino will pick up the hotel room to players that give ample action.
4Queens offers some terrible blackjack games for downtown Las Vegas. These tables might fly on the Las Vegas Strip, but they do not belong downtown. The only consolation is that the limits are either $5 or $10. Make sure to play either the double deck or shoe games that pay 3-2. The 6-5 disclosure may not be on the felt. Check out the placard and felt before buying into the game.
The Inside View
I expect a better blackjack game in downtown Las Vegas than what 4Queens offers. The hotel is average at best, so giving action for a comp is a poor idea. There are better rooms at Golden Nugget or Plaza that do not require much more action. If you must play at 4Queens, walk to the back of the pit and play the lone 3-2 shoe game or the double deck. Even then, you will find better limits at El Cortez and better rules if you go to $25 at Golden Nugget or Plaza. If it weren’t for Binion’s, sister casino of 4Queens, the award for worst blackjack in downtown Las Vegas would go here.
There is one bright spot for 4Queens. It offers the best restaurant in downtown Las Vegas. Hugo’s Cellar is a hidden gem. It is located just steps off the casino floor. It is like going back 40 years in time. It is the perfect place for a date or to celebrate a special occasion.