Most people think about the Atlantic City Boardwalk when they hear Tropicana. But the Tropicana blackjack games attract a lot of gamblers to the casino.
In this post, I cover everything you need to know about blackjack at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. But I also share a little information about the other Tropicana, located in Laughlin, Nevada.
And once you learn more about Tropicana blackjack, I cover everything else the Tropicana in Atlantic City has to offer. You might be surprised at everything you can do at the Tropicana gambling resort.
Tropicana Blackjack Games
Tropicana offers six deck and eight deck blackjack tables. Eight deck blackjack tables dominate the floor and offer the lowest bet limits. Most of the six deck blackjack games can be found in the high limit area.
The bet spread for most eight deck tables runs from $10 to $500. In the high limit area, the bet spread runs from $100 to $6,000. You can find a few six deck blackjack games outside the high limit area. These games have a bet spread running from $25 to $1,000.
Most Tropicana blackjack games use the same rules. However, at eight deck tables, the dealer stands on a soft 17, and at the six deck tables, the dealer hits on a soft 17.
Tropicana Atlantic City also offers a single table of Double Attack Blackjack. Double Attack Blackjack uses Spanish decks like Spanish 21. Spanish decks don’t use 10s, so the deck has 48 cards.
Double Attack Blackjack uses a few unique rules:
- You can double your original wager after seeing the dealer up card.
- Insurance pays 5 to 2.
- You can surrender at any time.
Online Tropicana Blackjack
Tropicana online casino used to use Gamesys Limited software. They’re switching to a partnership with Light & Wonder. But players currently are playing online at caesarscasino.com.
Currently, you have to be in the state of New Jersey if you want to play online blackjack with the Tropicana. Notice that you don’t have to live in New Jersey. You just have to be in New Jersey when you play.
The list below is current at the time of publication. But when the new online Tropicana software launches, a few games might change. But most of the games will remain the same.
You can play the following online blackjack variations:
- Multihand blackjack
- Poker and pairs blackjack surrender
- Poker and pairs blackjack
- Top 3 21+3 blackjack
- 21+3 progressive blackjack
- Atlantic City single hand blackjack pro
- Micro limit Atlantic City single hand blackjack pro
- Blackjack Xchange
- Live dealer blackjack
- Blazing 777 blackjack
- Zappit blackjack
- Blackjack with surrender
- Multihand blackjack surrender
Over the years there have been many casinos using the Tropicana brand. But now there are only two. Caesars Entertainment owns the Tropicana brand now.
You can find the Atlantic City Tropicana at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
You can find the Laughlin Tropicana at 2121 South Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029.
This post is mostly about Atlantic City Tropicana blackjack. While the Laughlin, Nevada Tropicana has blackjack games, the Atlantic City location has better name recognition because it’s one of the main casinos in the city.
Tropicana and Caesar’s Entertainment
The Tropicana in Atlantic City opened on November 23, 1981. It has also been known as the TropWorld Resort. The current casino was built on the site of the Ambassador Hotel, which was originally built in 1919.
The hotel closed sometime in 1970 and Ramada bought it in 1978. The reopened hotel, called the Phoenix, was renamed Tropicana after Ramada bought the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
Gaming and Leisure Properties bought the Tropicana in 2018 and was later leased to Eldorado. Eldorado acquired Caesars Entertainment and renamed their company Caesars. And that’s how Tropicana became part of the vast Caesars Empire.
Brands under the Caesars umbrella include:
- Caesars Palace
- The Cromwell
- Circus Circus
- Grand Victoria
- The Linq
- Planet Hollywood
Tropicana had an in house rewards program, but now all rewards are through the Caesars program. With so many gambling properties under the Caesars umbrella, your rewards membership works in all the properties.
If you have a rewards membership at multiple Caesars properties, you can link all of your accounts by visiting https://www.caesars.com/myrewards
You can even use the Caesars rewards mobile app, available for iPhones and Android devices to track your rewards.
Caesars has properties where you can earn and use your rewards in the following states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
Staying at the Tropicana
Tropicana Atlantic City offers four hotel towers housing over 2,300 rooms.
Here’s a quick overview of rooms at the Tropicana:
Havana Premium – Single king bed, 360 square foot room.
Havana Ocean View Executive – Single king bed, 400 square foot room.
North Deluxe – Single king bed, 340 square foot room.
South Deluxe – Single king bed, 330 square foot room.
South Ocean View Deluxe – Single king bed, 330 square foot room.
And if you’re looking for an upgrade, the Tropicana also offers suites. Of course, suites have more room and a higher price. So if your main focus is gambling, a smaller room that costs less, like the ones listed above, will fill your needs.
Tropicana hotel amenities include:
Wi-Fi – High speed internet is available in all rooms for play or business.
Parking – Self parking and valet service.
Handicap Accessibility – When you book your stay let the Tropicana know your needs. The hotel and casino are 100% handicap accessible.
Swimming – Enjoy one of the four pools at the Tropicana or walk to the beach.
Self Check In – You can use the Caesars rewards app to skip the line and check in for your next stay.
Fitness Center – If you want to stay in shape during your visit, stop in the onsite fitness center.
Spa and Salon – If you need some relaxing time away from the casino games, schedule a trip to the Tropicana spa and salon.
Business Center – Nobody likes to take business on their trip to the casino, but if you have to you can use the business center.
Other Tropicana Gambling Options
The Atlantic City Tropicana offers over 2,400 slot machines and sports betting with a 250 square foot odds board. In addition to blackjack games, you can play the following games at Tropicana Atlantic City:
- Three Card Poker
- Pai Gow Poker
- Caribbean Stud
- Let It Ride
I know I haven’t covered much about Tropicana Laughlin, but here are some details about the casino.
Tropicana Laughlin has over 1,000 slot machines and 18 table games. The table games include:
- Pai Gow Poker
- Three Card Poker
- Let It Ride
You can also play bingo at the Laughlin Tropicana
Tropicana Dining and Entertainment
You can visit over 25 restaurants and 15 bars at Tropicana in Atlantic City.
Here’s a list of the top dining attractions at the Tropicana in Atlantic City:
- Chelsea Gastropub
- Hooters Atlantic City
- Golden Dynasty
- Gilchrist Restaurant
- Caesars Eats
- Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar
- Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar
- Casa Taco and Tequila Bar
- Broadway Burger Bar
- Wild Honey Smokehouse and Tavern
- A Dam Good Sports Bar
- The Quarter
- F. Chang’s Atlantic City
- The Marketplace
- Ossu Japanese Tavern
- The Palm
- La Petite Creperie
- Noodle Bar
- Il Verdi
The Tropicana also offers plenty of entertainment and shopping for your time away from the slot machines. Most entertainment shows are in the 2,000 seat entertainment theatre featuring Broadway style seating.
You can check out a nightly comedy show or one of the featured acts. Look for featured shows under the entertainment tab on the Tropicana site.
The Tropicana offers plenty of onsite attractions and shopping, and because it’s on the Boardwalk, there are many other attractions and shopping opportunities a short walk away.
You can enjoy blackjack games at the Tropicana in Atlantic City on your next trip. They always have plenty of blackjack tables open so it’s easy finding a seat. And if you’re in New Jersey but can’t make it to the casino, you can play online blackjack with Tropicana and Caesars.
Even if the blackjack games are the main attraction, the Tropicana is a complete gambling resort. Take in a show, enjoy many dining options, and visit the beach on your next trip. And even if your spouse isn’t a big gambler, there’s plenty for them too. Consider treating them to a day at the spa.