Red Rock Resort is the highest end Las Vegas locals casino. It is a resort that resembles many top Las Vegas Strip casinos. Red Rock is owned by Station Casinos, a heavyweight in the Las Vegas locals market. Red Rock offers some of the best blackjack action in Las Vegas, although the minimum bets are a bit higher than other casinos it owns.
Red Rock is a full service resort. It opened on April 18, 2006. It offers 815 hotel rooms and 87,000 square feet of casino space.
Red Rock offers high end restaurants, as well as more affordable dining options. There is a movie theater and bowling alley on the property. Other amenities include a massive recently remodeled sportsbook, keno lounge, bingo hall and poker room. Rocks Lounge provides live musical and comedy acts. There are more than 1,000 slot machines and 40 table games at Red Rock Resort.
Red Rock Tables and Games
There are 33 blackjack tables at Red Rock. The main casino floor hosts 27 of these, while six are in the high limit salon.
The most popular blackjack game at Red Rock is double deck. There are 16 tables that allow double down before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Limits are $10 to $2,000. It is difficult to find a $10 double deck on weekend nights. The minimum is usually $15 or $25. The house edge for this game is 0.4%.
There are five six-deck shoe games. Double down before and after splitting is permitted. Surrender is also offered. The dealer hits soft 17. Limits are $10 to $2,000. The house edge is 0.55%.
There are six single deck blackjack tables. Players may double down on any two cards but not after splitting. Blackjack pays 6-5. The dealer hits soft 17. Limits are $10 to $1,000. The house edge is 1.6%.
The six high limit blackjack tables consist of two double deck tables and four shoe games. The minimum bet for the double deck is $50. The max bet is $2,000. The rules are exactly the same as the ones on the main floor.
The four six-deck high limit shoes have $100 to $3,000 bet limits. Players may double down before and after splitting. Surrender is also available. The dealer stands on all 17’s. The house edge is 0.35%.
Boarding Pass for Frequent Blackjack Players
Boarding Pass is the players card used by all Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas. Red Rock is inconsistent with how it rates blackjack players using Boarding Pass. Regular players can expect mailers with free bets equal to the average bet made over a four hour period. Comps are issued for free meals, but the rate is low. A player that does not give action once in a 90-day period loses all stored comps.
Players that give $50 action can expect a host. Hosts are allowed discretionary comps to retain high volume players. Action must remain at President or higher in the Boarding Pass players club to keep a host.
The Inside View
Blackjack rules at Red Rock are relatively player friendly. There was one big change in 2015. Red Rock stopped allowing players to re-split aces at the double deck and shoe games, even in the high limit salon. Players can enjoy regular $10 blackjack action with decent rules. Black chip players can find one of just two casinos in the locals market that stands on all 17’s. The other is at Green Valley Ranch.