Caesars Palace is the flagship of Caesars Entertainment. It is much older than most people realize. It opened on August 5, 1966. The theme at Caesars Palace is that of the Roman Empire. The reason Caesars does not use an apostrophe is because Jay Sarno, its creator, wanted guests to feel that the palace belonged to them, not the casino or Caesar.
There are six hotel towers at Caesars Palace. These are spread among six towers. The newest is Nobu. It is the remodeled version of the Centurion Tower.
A total of 3,960 hotel rooms are hosted on the property. There is 166,000 square feet of gaming space at Caesars Palace, although not all of it is used these days. Restaurants and nightclubs are becoming more common and the floor is now more spacious.
Caesars Palace Tables and Games
There are 50 blackjack tables at Caesars Palace. The player returns vary widely.
The best game is in the high limit salon. There are four tables that offer stand on 17 games. These deal six decks that are hand shuffled. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender is also permitted. The house edge is 0.36%. The bet limits are $100 to $10,000.
Four other tables in the high limit salon are double decks that hand shuffle. Players can double down on any two cards and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. The limits are $200 to $10,000. The house will raise the limit of high limit games upon request. These are the only double deck games at Caesars properties on the Las Vegas Strip that permit double down after splitting.
The best game on the main casino floor is an eight-deck where the dealer hits soft 17. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender is also available. The house edge is 0.58%. Bet limits are $10 to $5,000, although most of these tables will have a $15 or $25 minimum bet. There are 19 of these tables. Most of these games may be found in the pit where the craps tables are. A few more are found in the pit by the poker room.
The other blackjack game at Caesars Palace is unplayable. There are 23 tables that use eight decks but only permit double down on 10 and 11. Double down after splitting is not allowed. Neither is surrender. Blackjack only pays 6-5 at these tables. The house edge for this game is 2.12%. There are nine of these tables in the party pit in front of the Nobu nightclub. Others are located in the pit by the sportsbook and behind the main pit.
There is one video blackjack machine at Caesars Palace. It has $5 to $1,199 limits. Blackjack only pays 6-5. Double down before and after splitting is allowed. The machine also allows surrender. The house edge is 1.92%. The machine takes a Total Rewards card. It removes 0.05% from the house edge. Use of the Total Rewards card at this machine will also generate hotel offers, although that is not a reason to play this game due to the high house edge.
Total Rewards for Frequent Blackjack Players
Total Rewards is the players club used by all Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment casinos. It is also used by resorts under the company’s umbrella in other markets. Blackjack players will see little in the way of immediate comps from using the Total Rewards card. Caesars makes up for that by giving players offers for future trips. These often include free hotel rooms and meals.
Players can log into the Total Rewards website to see available deals generated from play. These are often applied to more casinos than where the action originated. Offers may not always appear when logging into the Total Rewards site. Try to reserve a room while logged in to see if there is a free hotel offer not displayed. These can apply to any market.
Caesars still offers $10 blackjack that pays 3-2. That is tough to find these days on the Las Vegas Strip. It also offers 23 tables with the worst live blackjack rules on the Las Vegas Strip. It is the only casino on the Strip that does not allow double down on any two cards in all of its games. The 6-5 video blackjack is also unusual. Caesars Palace is the only casino under the Caesars Entertainment umbrella on the Strip that allows double down after splitting at double deck games. The only problem is that it has a $200 minimum bet.
The Inside View
Caesars Palace and its sister casinos are well known for being a great group to establish a blackjack relationship with due to its generous repeat comps. Even $10 players can expect to get some sort of free hotel offer, just don’t expect much more than free drinks immediately. These offers take time to build.
The stand on 17 shoe game in the high limit salon is the best game at Caesars Palace. Make sure to check the table felt before sitting down at any table in this casino. The double down on 10 and 11 rule and 6-5 blackjack are displayed on the felt so it is easy to differentiate the terrible games from the good ones.