Boulder Station is owned by Station Casinos, a heavyweight company in the Las Vegas locals market. It is located on Boulder Highway by the US 95 exit. Boulder Station isn’t in the best of neighborhoods, but the casino and parking lot are very safe.
Locals enjoy Boulder Station for a variety of reasons. It offers everything that a player expects in a locals joint. There is a food court, 24-hour café, poker room, sports book and movie theater. The poker room offers some of the best games away from the Strip, including a 4/8 Omaha Hi table that runs 24 hours a day.
Boulder Station Tables and Games
Boulder Station spreads 19 blackjack tables. All blackjack games at Boulder Station hit soft 17. There is no high limit area at Boulder Station.
There are two single deck games. One is a traditional blackjack game that pays 6-5 on a natural. Players may double down on any two cards but not after splitting.
There is also single deck Super Fun 21. This game has many silly rules. Those include double down on any two cards and after splitting and hitting. Surrender is allowed, even after drawing any number of cards. Aces may be re-split, hit, doubled, and eventually surrendered. A player that makes a six-card hand that does not bust automatically wins. A five-card 21 also wins immediately and pays 2-1. Blackjack always wins, but only pays even money, unless it is suited diamonds where it pays 2-1. Bet limits are $5 to $500.
There is a six-deck shoe at Boulder Station that permits double down before and after splitting. Surrender is also allowed. The house edge is 0.55%. Bet limits are $3 to $500.
The most popular game at Boulder Station is double deck blackjack. Players can double down on any two cards and after splitting. Bet limits are also $5 to $500, except for one table that is $25 to $1,000. The house edge is 0.4%.
Boarding Pass for Frequent Blackjack Players
Boulder Station uses the Boarding Pass players club. This is the same one used by all Station Casinos properties. Boarding Pass is the best players club in the locals market in Las Vegas.
Players can earn one free bet equal to their average wager amount one time per week. The coupon is issued by the Boarding Pass kiosk. It may be used at any Station Casinos resort. Players also get food vouchers and buy one get one free buffet coupons on a regular basis.
Video poker players earn 0.3% cash back. Players also get free play every few days during the month, as well as point multipliers.
Boulder Station has $3 six-deck blackjack and $5 double deck. This is very unusual for Las Vegas, especially since the double deck game permits double down after splitting. The ease of comps is also a great difference between it and other Las Vegas locals casinos. Super Fun 21 is an usual game for a locals joint.
The Inside View
Boulder Station is a great place to play blackjack. You can find $3 blackjack there 24 hours a day. This shoe game even permits double down after splitting and surrender. The double deck has a $5 minimum bet while also allowing double down after splitting. While this is common along Boulder Highway, it is very unusual for Las Vegas as a whole.
One issue we have with Boulder Station is that it no longer permits players to re-split aces. This new rule applies to all Station Casinos properties. All double deck and shoe games removed this rule. This added 0.07% to the house edge of all games at Boulder Station and within the Station Casinos system.
Players may want to check out the video poker while at Boulder Station. There are more than a dozen machines that return more than 100% to players. There are dozens more that return just under 100%. The players club adds to these returns. Gamblers will also find 10 times craps with a $3 minimum bet during the day and $5 on weekends. The Field pays triple on 12.