There are several smaller casinos without hotels that offer blackjack in the Las Vegas locals market. Some spread great games that are among the best in Las Vegas, while others are among the worst. These are popular among locals due to the convenience and bet limits that tend to be as low as $2.
Jerry’s Nugget is located in North Las Vegas. It is two miles north of downtown Las Vegas, but is in an entirely different world. Its location is just north of the homeless corridor. Its clientele is entirely working class.
There are six blackjack tables at Jerry’s Nugget. The bet range is $3 to $200. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Six decks are used. Blackjack pays 3-2. The game is dealt out of a continuous shuffle machine. The house edge is 0.61%.
Joker’s Wild is located on Boulder Highway just north of downtown Henderson. It is owned by Boyd Gaming. There are two types of blackjack games at Joker’s Wild. There is a double deck and a six-deck shoe.
There is one table that deals six decks. It has $3 to $300 limits. Players may double down on any two cards but not after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3-2. The house edge is 0.76%.
There are three double deck tables at Joker’s Wild. These tables permit double down before and after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3-2. The house edge is 0.4%.
There are four blackjack tables at Club Fortune. It is located on Racetrack Rd across Boulder Highway from downtown Henderson. These are only open from 4pm to midnight during the week and 2pm to midnight on weekends. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Blackjack pays 3-2. The dealer hits soft 17. Bet limits are $3 to $200. The house edge is 0.63%.
Big Horn Casino
Big Horn Casino is located on East Lake Mead Blvd just east of Las Vegas Blvd. This small casino spreads two blackjack tables with a very unusual rule. Players may double down after hitting. Re-split aces are also allowed. Blackjack pays 3-2. The dealer hits soft 17. The house edge is 0.25%, making it the best shoe game in all of Las Vegas. The minimum bet is $3 or $5, depending on the time of day.
Longhorn Casino is located on Boulder Highway just south of the Boulder Strip. It spreads the same rules at its blackjack tables as the Big Horn Casino.
Poker Palace Blackjack
Poker Palace is located on the far north end of Las Vegas Blvd in North Las Vegas. It spreads $2 blackjack. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Blackjack pays 3-2. The dealer hits soft 17. The house edge is 0.63%.
Alamo Truck Stop
The Alamo Truck Stop is located at the Blue Diamond Rd exit on I-15 just south of the Las Vegas Strip. It once offered the best blackjack game in Las Vegas. That changed in 2014 when the single deck game with favorable rules was removed in favor of a terrible four-deck shoe.
There are two blackjack tables at the Alamo Truck Stop. These spread four decks out of a shoe. Players may only double down on 10 and 11 and not after splitting. Pairs may only be split once. The dealer hits soft 17. Blackjack pays 3-2. Limits are $3 to $200. The house edge is 0.92%.
The house edge on the previous single deck game was 0.08%. This game was dumped in favor of the four-deck game because it was attracting local card counters, according to numerous player reports.