Vegas Downtown Blackjack Rules

Vegas Downtown Blackjack rules are very similar to Atlantic City and Vegas Strip rules.  The only noteworthy difference between Vegas Downtown and the two others is the number of decks used and that the dealer must hit on a soft 17.  If you are playing at a casino that offers Vegas Downtown Blackjack you should use the best Vegas Downtown strategy in order to greatly increase the likelihood of having a winning session.



Vegas Downtown Rules

Benefits:
- Dealer peeks at its hole card when the up card is an Ace, a ten or a face card
- Surrendering your hand is allowed
- Players can double down on any two cards
- Blackjacks are paid 1.5:1
- Doubling down after splits is allowed
- Players can re-split up to three times to make four hands
- Insurance is available when dealer's up card is an Ace
- Two decks of cards are used

Draw backs:
- Players will receive only one card after splitting Aces
- Aces may not be re-split
- If Aces are split and the player makes a blackjack it will only be counted as 21
- Dealer must hit on a soft 17


Vegas Downtown Strategy Chart

Even with all the player friendly Vegas Downtown rules it is still important to follow the correct Vegas Downtown Blackjack strategy.   To make things easier on you we have created a strategy chart for Vegas Downtown Blackjack.



Your
Hand

Dealer's up card

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

5-8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

9

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

12

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13-14

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

15

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

Su

H

16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

Su

Su

Su

17-20

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A2

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A3 - A5

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A6

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A7

S

D

D

D

D

S

S

H

H

H

A8 - A9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

2's - 3's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4's

H

H

H

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

5's

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

6's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

7's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

8's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

9's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

10's

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H=Hit, D=Double, S=Stand, SP=Split, Su=Surrender