South Dakota Casino Wants To Offer 6-to-5 Blackjack Games
There will likely be backlash from players if the new pay scale is approved, as the 6-to-5 scale is usually reserved for gambling destinations like Las Vegas, where there is a generally a
certain atmosphere and entertainment to make it worthwhile. Deadwood casinos don't generally have that working
The South Dakota Commission on Gaming will discuss the casino changing its pay table at its meeting this week.
Deadwood casinos also recently increased the maximum betting limit at table games from $100 to $1,000. In July, the first month the new limit was in place, table game revenue was up 20 percent compared to last year and blackjack revenues were up 15 percent.
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort in Deadwood,
South Dakota is looking to pay players dealt a "blackjack" on a 6-to-5 scale, rather than a 3-to-2 scale.
This would mean the casino would pay players $1.50 less for a blackjack on a $5 bet and the house advantage would be increased to eight times greater than the player in a typical single-deck game.