Rampart is a locals casino that is located in Summerlin. It is owned by Hotspur Resorts. Rampart is a part of the JW Marriott resort property. The community is referred to as The Resort at Summerlin and offers spa and golfing amenities in addition to traditional gaming. It is located at Summerlin Pky and Rampart Blvd, which is known as Ft. Apache in other parts of Las Vegas.
This is a high-end locals casino that caters to residents in Sun City Summerlin. This is an affluent community that is restricted to residents 55 and older. That makes the demographics at Rampart much older than average.
Rampart is managed by Affinity Gaming, which is related to South Point Casino. It was managed by Cannery before this.
Rampart Tables and Games
There are 13 blackjack tables at Rampart. All are on the main casino floor. The high limit room consists only of slots.
The most popular game at Rampart is double deck blackjack. There are 11 tables of it. Players may double down before and after splitting. Blackjack pays 3-2. The dealer hits soft 17. The house edge is 0.4%. The bet limits at 10 of the tables are $5 to $1,000. One table has $25 to $2,000 limits. These may be raised upon request or when the casino is busy.
There are two six-deck shoe tables at Rampart. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender and re-split aces are also offered. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3-2. The house edge is 0.47%. Bet limits are $5 to $1,000.
Resort Rewards for Frequent Blackjack Players
Rampart Casino uses the Resort Rewards players club. Blackjack players do not receive generous comps at Rampart. It takes green chip action to get recognized. This will get free meals after four hours of play. It will also generate mailers with special offers. Black chip players will receive a host that will offer players free hotel rooms and suite, free meals and passes to the resort amenities.
Resort Rewards is geared more towards slot and video poker players than blackjack ones. Slot players receive 0.25% cash back. Video poker players receive 0.125% cash back on action. Play from both slots and video poker generate tier upgrades and weekly free play offers. Blackjack players should mix up action with video poker for maximum value.
Rampart offers the best $5 shoe blackjack game in Las Vegas. It offers the standard double down before and after splitting, but also permits surrender and re-split aces. It also pays 3-2. This is what makes it different. Most $5 blackjack games in Las Vegas do not pay 3-2 on a blackjack. Rampart is in the locals market so it has to or nobody would play. It goes a step further and permits surrender and re-split aces. Station Casinos stopped permitting re-split aces in all games in 2015, making Rampart the last casino west of the Strip that allows it. The double deck game is nothing unusual. It offers the same rules as most other locals casinos in Las Vegas.
The Inside View
Rampart is the best place to play $5 blackjack in Summerlin. The shoe game offers double down before and after splitting, re-split aces and surrender. No other $5 game in Las Vegas offers those rules. It takes $25 to get that game at MGM Resorts casinos and $10 at M Resort and Golden Nugget. Nobody else spreads it at all. Since Station Casinos dumped re-split aces from all of its games, Rampart is by far the best locals joint on the west side of Las Vegas. The double deck game is typical of locals casinos with its double down before and after splitting. You can still find the game with re-split aces at Arizona Charlie’s and M Resort.
If you tire of blackjack, need a break, or want to increase your comps, Rampart offers full pay Jacks or Better. This is best played on point multiplier days.