Written on 10th January 2020
Where to Play Blackjack in Vegas
So you’re heading off to the desert city of Vegas! Or you’re just daydreaming about a much-needed getaway where the sun blares down with temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius and the city never sleeps. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our all-new article on where you can play your favourite table games - particularly the player-favourite Blackjack.
If you’ve conquered the basic Blackjack strategy and you’re clued up on how to play Blackjack then there’s no better place in the world for you to use this new-found knowledge than at the tables of Las Vegas!
Beyond the rows of slot machines that line every casino are tables on which some of the most famous and popular games are played, helped along by professional croupiers and accompanied by players from all over the world with a huge range of experience levels. In fact, if you’re pretty new to the world of Blackjack you can even tag onto one of the city’s many casino game introductory lessons, hosted at the biggest and best casinos including Circus Circus, Golden Nugget, and Excalibur.
Since there are around 130 casinos in Vegas it’s hard to know where to start with playing the game you like best, so once you land in the city, then what? Where do you go? We’ve got the answer to your burning questions - read on to find out everything!
1: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
This goliath of a casino featured in our Best Vegas Casino blog post and we loved that it represents everything that is so great about the city it resides in; it’s huge, it’s ostentatious, and it boasts the most incredible display of slots that you’ve ever seen.
In fact, we loved it so much we’re mentioning it again now!
With its 27th birthday coming up in December of 2020, this casino has been through many changes and improvements over the years, but as it stands there are an impressive 47 Blackjack tables for you to choose from once you step through the grand doors of a venue that is on many casino players’ bucket list.
Look out for the double-deck game in which the dealer will stand on all 17s - this is a popular game among all types of Vegas players so it’s likely that this will be one of the more crowded tables.
With off-peak offers available to players looking to stick to a smaller budget, and various stake options available to high-rollers this is one of the biggest and best locations to play Blackjack on the strip.
2: Bellagio Hotel & Casino
The Bellagio is one of those grand hotels that people automatically think of when planning a trip to Las Vegas. Everybody wants to stay here - in fact, it gets on average 6,400 multi-millionaire guests per year, so you can imagine the picturesque interiors that have captivated the rich and famous.
Allowing players to double-down before and after splitting, the Bellagio Blackjack tables are some of the best in the city - and there are bets available for players of all kinds of budgets, so whether you’re staking $10 a game or are planning a high-roller trip, the Bellagio can cater for you. If you are a $10 player then there are a couple of game recommendations that we would make over the standard game: Free Bet Blackjack and Blackjack Switch.
What is Free Bet Blackjack?
On a 9, 10, and 11 you can split or double-down absolutely free of charge! However, upon drawing a 22, all other players still in the game will be pushed by the dealer.
(Psst… a ‘push’ in Blackjack essentially just means that the original bet will be returned - so there are no losers or winners!)
What is Blackjack Switch?
It’s quite similar to the aforementioned Free Bet Blackjack - but Blackjack Switch requires all players to wager on two hands and you can switch your cards around between the two hands as you like. As we mentioned before, land a 22 and all other players still in the game will be pushed.
3: Luxor Hotel & Casino
As you can probably tell from the name of the hotel venue, the building boasts a gorgeous Egyptian theme that Rich Wilde from the Book of Dead slot wouldn’t look out of place exploring… granted he’s had a shower after his latest spin through the ancient reels. At night this building looks incredible and you’ll instantly recognise the pyramid shape and the famous spotlight shining from its peak if you take one of the popular helicopter rides after sunset (and if you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas then we’ve also got you covered!).
While much of Luxor’s Blackjack offerings are relatively simple, we do like their video Blackjack machine as it boasts low stakes from just $3 - and this allows players to double-down on any two cards with the ability to surrender! This is possibly the best game for low-stake players, so have a little look if you’re in the casino.
Online Blackjack at Pink Casino
Of course, if you’re not heading off to the neon city any time soon there are plenty of ways for you to play your favourite casino game from the comfort of your own home at the press of a virtual button - so no need to dig out your finest holiday garb!
Blackjack, also known as the 21 Card Game, is a simple-to-understand and popular game with players of all ranges of experience levels - and our live croupiers will guide you through gameplay if you head on over to the Live Blackjack Lobby.
Top Online Casino Games
Of course, it’s not just Blackjack that we pride ourselves on hosting; we’ve also got slot games and online bingo a-plenty, so there’s bound to be a game that suits the kind of online experience you’re looking for!