On the surface, the difference is awful. The casino will always have the edge in blackjack and nobody wants to give away any advantage, but how much does that matter to you? Some people will look to play blackjack where they have the best odds while others are indifferent.
This gambler falls into both categories. If I plan on playing higher limits, I'll almost always (sometimes the vodka tells me to play in the Pleasure Pit), play blackjack that pays 3:2. However, when I'm low rolling with a $100 buy-in on a $5 game, it doesn't matter too much. I'll end up tipping the cocktail waitresses more then I'm giving away in house edge ($1.36 per $100 played). I view that as my cost of playing blackjack on The Strip.
While there are people that will only play where the odds are in their favor, this writer loves Vegas and plays where the night takes him. Where do you stand (or hit)? Let us know in the comments down below!