The Best Casinos for Blackjack in Las Vegas

If you’re a more casual player, or you’re going to be drinking and playing, I would recommend an easier venue. The main draw of the Red Rock Casino is that it’s far off from the strip. Some casinos use 8 decks and a shuffling machine to increase the house odds (or casino’s odds) and to make card counting almost impossible. However, you can only find these odds at a select few (on average 5) blackjack tables in the El Cortez, so I don’t recommend it unless you’re willing to settle into a good hunt for just the right table and just the right odds. If you’re a more experienced player or a little bored with standard blackjack, I’d recommend trying your luck here.

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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

The Mirage Casino

A natural Blackjack (21 points).

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd,South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Player’s cards are cards offered at many casinos to gamblers who want to earn perks when they play. You’re able to double down on any two cards, double down after splitting, and more. Depending on how much money you play with, you can earn quite a bit of complimentary gifts and discounts at restaurants, stores and theatres.

The Red Rock Casino offers their own player’s card as well. Many tourists never leave it during their stay.

MGM Grand hotel on the Las Vegas strip

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The El Cortez boasts one of the best odds for blackjack in all of Las Vegas with a single deck and 0.18 odds in favor of the dealer. Other Las Vegas casinos play with just one deck with small bets to attract players. The El Cortez is one of the older casinos with an old west, Las Vegas feel. The sky is the limit here as they have tables where the minimum bet is $100,000. Treasure Island is the main competitor of MGM Grand and also has a live show in front of their resort available for free. You should be able to ask a dealer about setting up one for yourself.

Red Rock Hotel and Casino

The odds in blackjack vary as much by casino as they do by table. Red Rock also sports a variety of blackjack variant rules. This means if you hit a blackjack and your bet is $10 you’ll be paid $15 at a table with a 3:2 payout, but you’d win just $12 at a 6:5 paying table.

If you’ve heard of Las Vegas, then I’d bet you’ve heard of the strip. It has one of the highest concentrations of quality casinos and entertainment in the city. What is the strip? It’s about a 4 mile stretch of a street on Las Vegas Boulevard South. Their blackjack tables are played with only two decks, dealer peeks, double on any two cards, double after splitting, and no surrender. With small decks, you’ll probably be seeing the better odds of 3:2, more and more, you’ll start to see rates of 6:5. You can play here if you want to see how the locals play for a more “authentic” experience.

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The Wynn

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600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

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MGM Grand Casino and Treasure Island

11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA

The Mirage seen from the behind the volcano on the Las Vegas Strip.

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The Mirage offers decently low house advantages in Vegas along with a player’s card option. The reason they’re able to offer such good odds to the player is because of the rule variants employed at different tables. You can make a quick trip to the Red Rock Canyons after a night of gambling, and nature’s free. Life size boats support actors in a more adult comedy which can be viewed throughout the day.

The Mirage seen from the behind the volcano on the Las Vegas Strip.

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The Red Rock Hotel and Casino

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Las Vegas has almost 100 casinos and you can play blackjack at almost every one! I’m here to help you narrow that down a bit. Along with a good atmosphere and decent house edge odds, the Wynn has their own player’s card option called a Red Card. I’ve lived and played in Las Vegas for 16 years and counting, and I’ve learned that the city is constantly changing and growing. They also have quite a few quality restaurants.

MGM Grand hotel on the Las Vegas strip

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The Wynn

The Red Rock Hotel and Casino

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A natural Blackjack (21 points).

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Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

One of the best blackjack odds, and they have a giant statue of lion that you have to see.

The MGM Grand is tied with Treasure Island for the best player odds in blackjack on the strip. Of course, they offer blackjack tables with a slightly smaller minimum bet. If you want to play big and win big (but more likely lose big), then you should head over to the Wynn. The minimum bet changes for blackjack depending on the time of day ($25-$100). I’ll try to accommodate everyone’s “best” casino based on what you find most important, so this list considers the best odds for blackjack, the best atmosphere, and the best locations.

The Wynn is a casino for those who want to play blackjack in style. The minimum bet can be as little as $5, so if you’re just looking for a little fun, this is the place

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Book claims 1981-82 Knicks fixed games for drug dealer

. In each case, the Knicks did lose, or failed to cover the point spread,” one FBI report said. 

The 1981-82 Knicks finished 36-49, last in the NBA’s Atlantic Division that season. “But you can see how easily they can get hooked on some drug, be gambling themselves and get in deep with a bookie.”

Richardson denied the the point-shaving allegations when contacted by the Post, and the Knicks declined comment. No charges were ever filed in the case due to lack of evidence, but beginning in the mid-80s, the feds began sending agents to NBA teams, with the league’s cooperation, to discuss the dangers of gambling, a move Tuohy says “was no coincidence.”

By the end of the 1981-82 season, one informant began to believe that the players had been actively shaving points and possibly betting against the Knicks to win games. 


Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks. on the Knicks to lose certain games. (AP Photo)

The allegations are laid out in a recently released book called “Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBI.” Its author, Brian Tuohy, tells the New York Post that three members of the 1981-82 Knicks and their drug dealer were the subject of a federal investigation into whether the team was shaving points. . By late March, the dealer had won six of seven big-money bets and continued to place his regular $300 bets on other NBA games. 

A new book about gambling in sports has revealed that FBI informants claimed that members of the New York Knicks fixed professional basketball games as a favor to their drug dealer, who made big money betting against them. 

“So many people say it’s impossible to fix a game because guys are paid so much money,” Tuohy told The Post. Donaghy served 15 months in federal prison and later wrote a book claiming that NBA league officials sought to use game officials to manipulate the outcome of certain games and favored certain players. 

Tuohy’s book cites FBI documents with information from informants who said that the dealer had begun betting $10,000 a game against the Knicks beginning in January of 1982. . Guard Michael Ray Richardson, who dealt with a rumored cocaine addiction throughout his career and was banned for life by the NBA in 1986 for violating the league’s drug policy three times, famously said of that year’s team “The ship be sinking.”

The NBA has not suspended or banned a player for gambling-related incidents since 1966, when Roger Brown was permanently banned from playing in the NBA for associating with known gambler Jack Molinas, who himself had been banned from the NBA 12 years earlier for betting on games while playing at Columbia University. 

In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy resigned after a federal investigation showed that Donaghy had bet on games that he had officiated since 2005 and that he had made calls affecting the point spread on games.

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How to use matched betting to make $1000 online

If team a win, I win. At the bookies, you can place bets on something to happen, lets say for a team to win a game of football. Typically a company will say; “if you make a £25 bet with us, we will give you a free £25 bet”.. So, if you bet $5, you will guarentee that you win the $5 back no matter what happens.

Matched betting is a way of profiting from the introductory offers laid on by online betting shops by means of extracting the stake of the ‘free bets’ they offer without risk. Used matched betting on the ‘free bet’, and you obtain the £25 stake, leaving you an easy profit of £25.


To avoid loosing money in human error, you shouldn’t go on to try matched betting until you have learnt the technique comprehensively. This article is a very brief introduction to it; and the expectation is that anyone who wants to now try it out will take sensible measures to further their knowledge beforehand!

Ok, as discussed matched betting with your own money is not a profitable exercise, just a risk free way of betting.


Where it becomes profitable is that online book makers have ‘introductory free bets’ to entice customers. When you ‘lay’ a bet, you are betting on any outcome but the one you have laid.

The technique

In doing this, a player doesn’t guarentee any profit. At a betting exchange, you can do something called ‘laying a bet’. Either you will win at the bookies and loose at the exchange, or you will loose at the bookies and win at the exchange.

I lay team a to win at the betting exchange. Also worth an initial mention is the fact that to my knowledge gambling laws in the USA are very different to gambling laws in the EU and UK. If anything else happens (loss or draw) I win.

What is matched betting?

What now?

As I have a sneaking suspicion anyone who clicks onto this article on a whim is going to be expecting a scam, I am going to start by explaining that mathed betting is legitimate enough to command its own wikipedia page. If team a win, I loose.  

MATCHED BETTING is a form of bet where you both back and lay the same team to win. This means that when the game is played, no matter what the outcome is, you will win one bet and loose one bet. Book makers (shortened to ‘bookies’) and betting exchanges. What they guarentee is that they win their stake back. As a UK resident I can only explain how this technique can be used in the UK, but it’s still definately worth reading if you are from the states because it is one of the only genuine ways to make a real term profit on the internet I have come across (don’t get me started on the ridiculous hours I have wasted on ‘online surveys’ and ‘adsense’ for the sake of $10 per month)!

Ok, let’s make this as jargon free as possible….

At the time of writing this, when totalling all the introductory offers available in online book makers there is an estimated £1000 on offer (around $1500).

There are two types of places you can use to make bets online in the UK. This is called ‘backing’. This is not achieved through gambling, but rather by betting both for and against an occurance happening at the same time, in order to guarentee the stake of a bet is won back.

Good luck with it if you decide to make some cash from it yourself, and I hope you found learning about the method interesting if you decide it’s not something for you.

So, use matched betting on your first £25, and win your money back. If anything else happens (loss or draw) I loose.

Making money from Matched Betting

I back team a to win at the bookies