Planet Hollywood sits on the former site of Aladdin in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. It became Planet Hollywood on April 17, 2007. The building was constructed in 2000 for the second generation of Aladdin. There are 2,600 hotel rooms at Planet Hollywood.
Caesars Entertainment, known as Harrah’s Entertainment at the time, acquired the company in 2010. This stretched the casino company’s empire from Harrah’s to Planet Hollywood on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip.
The atmosphere at Planet Hollywood is electric. No matter what hour of the day, the floor sends an exciting and inviting vibe to guests. It is one of the best party atmospheres of any Las Vegas casino.
Planet Hollywood Tables and Games
There are three different blackjack games on the main casino floor. The worst is in the party pit. The game permits double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender is also available. It pays 6-5 on a blackjack. The dealer hits soft 17. The house edge is 1.91%. There are nine of these tables. The bet limits are $10 to $2,000.
There are 11 3-2 tables in the main pits that have these same rules except for one big difference. Blackjack pays 3-2. The bet limits start at $10 during the week and $15 on weekends. The max bet is $2,000. The house edge is 0.6%.
There are three double deck blackjack tables at Planet Hollywood. The limits are $25 to $3,000. Players can double down on any two cards. Players may not double down after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. The house edge is 0.55%.
There are four $100 to $10,000 high limit blackjack tables. These are located in the salon, a semi-private area away from the noise of the main casino floor. Players may double down, double down after splitting and surrender. The dealer stands on all 17’s in the high limit salon. The house edge is 0.35%. Planet Hollywood will raise the max bet for qualifying players.
Total Rewards for Frequent Blackjack Players
It is difficult to get a blackjack comp on the main floor at Caesars Palace. The games of $25 and lower do not have enough of an edge to comp more than the drinks. If you want to get a good mailer, we suggest trying out a slot or video poker machine, at least temporarily. Players report good luck getting great offers trying that trick. Once you get established with Caesars properties, you will probably never pay for a hotel room again, except for the $25 resort fee they tack onto rooms not reserved by Diamond and Seven Stars players. It is nearly impossible to make these tiers as a blackjack player, but if you play black chips in high limit you will at least end up with a host.
The energy at Planet Hollywood is unlike anywhere else. Only Cosmopolitan can even come close. The casino is one giant party. The drink service is excellent at Planet Hollywood. The dealers are well trained and many dress in party pit uniforms, even if not actually dealing in the party pit. Keep this in mind when tempted to play the 6-5 games in the party pit. There are tables with the same or $5 higher minimum just steps away in the next table game pit.
The Inside View
Planet Hollywood is a great place to play blackjack. The energy is very high and the experience is fun. Avoid the 6-5 tables in the party pit. You should find $10 and $15 games in the other pits, often dealt by the same employees. Total Rewards is surprisingly generous with hotel rooms for players that can average $50 or higher, or are willing to play some slots or video poker. Establishing a gaming relationship with Caesars is important for players that frequent Las Vegas.