Vegas Strip Blackjack Rules

There isn't much difference between Atlantic City, Vegas Downtown and Vegas Strip Blackjack rules.  Some of the advantages of playing at a Vegas Strip casino is the dealer must stand on a soft 17 and that players can double down on any two cards.  The downside to playing a Vegas Strip Blackjack table compared with the other two versions is that you can not surrender your hand.  The Vegas Strip rules are generally player friendly and have only a small house edge.  You reduce the house edge even further by using our Vegas Strip Blackjack strategy chart.



Vegas Strip Rules

Benefits:
- Dealer peeks at its hole card when the up card is an Ace or a ten value card
- Dealer stands on soft 17
- Players can double down on any two cards
- Blackjacks are paid 3:2
- 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

Draw backs:
- Players can only receive one card when splitting Aces
- Aces can not be re-split
- If Aces are split and the player makes a blackjack it will only be counted as 21
- Four decks of cards are used
- Surrender is not allowed


Vegas Strip Strategy Chart

Following the correct Vegas Strip Blackjack strategy can be really easy if you follow our Vegas Strip strategy chart.  We have outlined the best plays depending on your hand and the dealer's up card, while following the standard Vegas Strip Blackjack rules.



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

13-16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

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