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Where To Find The Best Odds For Blackjack

December 13, 2011 at 1:15 PM | by | Comments (4)

We're always looking for gambling advantages. While we may never play perfect strategy, we try to play close to perfect and any little extra edge we can gain playing at a certain casino we gladly welcome.

We play a lot of blackjack (note: you need to play $25 hands to earn players club points in Vegas), particularly when our friends want to play. Casinos all have different rules, different ways to shuffle and different numbers of cards to play with and because of that most casinos have a different edge. One of our favorite gambling resources, Wizard of Odds, took all of this into consideration and came up with their blackjack rankings based on the different variations, such as Blackjack Switch, Spanish 21, Super Fun 21, and everyone's favorite (sic) 6-5 blackjack.

Below, you'll find a breakdown of Strip properties. Note that most, if not all, blackjack under $25 at MGM Resorts properties (Aria, Bellagio, etc.) is dealt with a continuos shuffle machine which we hate almost as much as 6-5 blackjack payouts, even if they don't increase house edge.

There shouldn't be many surprises on this list especially since we know Caesars Entertainment properties have the worst rules of any casinos. Caesars Palace has mostly $25 tables so their house edge isn't as bad as O'Sheas, Imperial Palace and Bill's which all prey on lure cheap gamblers.

Having said all this, we're just happy to see some of our favorite places to play blackjack (Palazzo and El Cortez) are some of the casinos with the lowest house edges.

To see the rankings for Downtown and Off-Strip hotels, head to Wizard of Odds. Once you give them a glance over, remember to come back and tell us how your favorite casino stands up.

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Casino Royale

I figured all my fav places would be at the bottom due to low min bets and 6-5 payouts but how does Casino Royale rank towards the top??

@TonyT

I've never been to Casino Royale (GASP), but I have to guess they have mostly shoe based blackjack that pays 3:2 like Venetian and Palazzo or do you know differently?

The list also takes into account the variety of games, maybe those payout better than other casinos as well.

Casino Royale

I have been there but have not played Blackjack. I just assumed with their $5 min bet tables, odds would be like the ones at CET. Guess I'll have to check them out in March or May for my next visit.

@TonyT

I'd definitely check because they have some of the best gambling odds on the strip since they're not owned by one of the big companies. Great craps rules, if you're a craps guy.

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