Best Casinos in Nevada for Playing Blackjack

Best Casinos in Nevada for Playing Blackjack


The best casinos in Nevada for playing
blackjack — Why are these the best casinos?
Because they offer the most favorable
blackjack rules for the player, namely …
single deck, double down on any two cards,
and blackjack pays 3:2
With these rules the house edge is about
one-fifth of one percent, or stated
another way, your average net loss is one
bet per 500 hands played. Well this is
pretty much what you call a fair game or
an even game, where winning and losing
are equally likely. And they have a low
minimum bet of $5 or less, so
low rollers like you and me can afford
to play there.
so where are these casinos? In the town of Wendover, NV, on the
Utah border, there’s the Peppermill,
Montego Bay, and Rainbow casinos. Also in
Wendover, the Red Garter and the Wendover
Nugget. In the town of Jackpot on the
Idaho border,
there’s Barton’s Club 93. And in the Reno
Tahoe area, there’s the Boomtown in
Verde, which is just across the
California border, and the Western
Village in Sparks, which is 10 minutes
east of Reno. And
in Las Vegas there’s the El Cortez
downtown, a short walk from the Fremont
Street Experience. If these are fair
games, how does the casino make money?
From blackjack players who don’t know
the basic strategy and guess wildly
about whether to hit or stand; from the
blackjack side bets such as Royal
Match and Lady Luck, which have a higher
house edge than the basic blackjack game,
and you and your companions may play
other games like slot machines craps and
roulette, again with a higher house edge;
and gamblers who over-bet and lose their
whole bankroll. Let’s say you take $50 to
the $5 blackjack table. There’s
a good chance that a 10-bet losing
streak will wipe out your entire
bankroll and you have to walk away with
a loss. Now I have a special message for
card counters: please do not count cards
at these casinos!
Why not? Because you’ll kill the goose
that lays the golden egg. The easiest way
for the casino to deal with card
counters is to make it impossible for
them to win, for example, making blackjack
pay only 6:5. We don’t want that
to happen. Please honor and respect these
few casinos that offer a fair game. I
know that many card counters will ignore
my advice and still play at these
casinos so I have some suggestions for
you, if that’s the case. Bet
conservatively — you will be playing
against favorable decks about half the
time so you can still win even with just
a 4-to-1 bet spread. Leave within
one hour, win or lose; and if backed off
are asked to leave, please cooperate!
You should thank the casino staff,
cash your chips, and leave! You do not
want to be remembered, and you don’t want
to cause any trouble. A few important
notes: you can lose even with a zero
house edge, and even with card counting,
due to losing streaks. So risk only what
you can afford.
And by the time you see this, the good
games may be gone; or other good games
might exist. If this is the case, please
leave a comment below the video so that
everyone else can be updated. Once again,
these are the best casinos for playing
blackjack in Nevada: in Wendover on the
Utah border; in the town of Jackpot on
the Idaho border; in the Reno-Tahoe area
it’s the Boomtown and Western Village
casinos; and in Las Vegas
it’s the El Cortez downtown. Incidentally,
at the El Cortez, in addition to having
the best blackjack game in Las Vegas,
also has the most generous gambling
machine, which is an aging video poker
machine which has a total return of 101
percent, but that’s another story …

9 thoughts on “Best Casinos in Nevada for Playing Blackjack”

  1. Love your videos Mr. Chang, do you work in gaming? I used to be a shift boss at the Pahrump Nugget. We had no single deck but we had $5-200 double deck, 3/2 double any two cards, double after split, resplit aces (but aces receive one card). Do you think you could make a video explaining why at the end of the year table games hold a percentage far larger than their house edge? i.e. the house edge on the wheel is 5.26% but you typically see any given roulette wheel holding 20+% of drop.Bill Zender may explain it in his books but I haven't found it yet. I believe it has something to do with the fact that the player's bankroll is finite and table mins force bet sizing far out of the Kelly Criterion resulting in unmitigatable losses; it would be interesting to see if you could predict these holds if you had good knowledge of a set of player's bankrolls and betting behavior.

  2. With only a 1 percent advantage counting cards who has that kind of time to play lol. You will lose almost as many times as you win

  3. Sorry but why bother playing blackjack if your not going to count the cards? Seems to me it's a waste of time to play if you dont have the edge

  4. Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a banger of a single deck game. They allow resplit of aces and double after split, for a .03 house advantage! Table minimum is $15.

  5. Oh, and for anyone thinking of counting in West Wendover, they will take counteractions against you if they suspect you are an advantaged player. This includes reshuffling after a large bet is placed and preferential shuffling during positive counts.

  6. Red Hawk off US hwy 50 outside of Sacramento has double deck hand pitch dealer stands soft 17 , double down on any first two cards , double after a split , split up to 4 hands , and blackjack pays 3 to 2

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