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Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack was the original pack-in game for the Intellivision—despite the early boxes touting NFL Football as the pack-in. Later, period, Astrosmash took on that role, with the original 2609. Later, the Intellivision II shipped with Lock 'N' Chase or BurgerTime. Even though everyone has this, it's still a fun game.

Las Vegas Poker & BlackjackGraphics: 3
Sound: 2
Replay Value: 4
Notes: 1- or 2-player game; ROM variations exist (copyright dates)
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How can you not like Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack? The "shifty-eyed" dealer and the shuffling of the cards. We spent an unbelievable number of hours playing that game, seeing how low of a wallet we could start with and still build to 9999. It seems that the developer of this game must have skewed it in favor of the player, as the real thing is sure a lot harder. Of course, the dealer doesn't exactly play with a poker face...




ROM ROM variations exist with different copyright dates on the title screen.
Box So far, ten variations have been found.
Manual Seventeen variants have been identified.
Overlays Five different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, seven labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of ten Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Box (Mattel Electronics 2611-0910) Mattel Electronics 2611-0910 1979 U.S.A. Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 2611-0910 1979 Hong Kong Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Box (Mattel Electronics 2611-0910 G1) Mattel Electronics 2611-0910 G1 1979 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Box (Mattel Electronics 2611-0510) Mattel Electronics 2611-0510 1979 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Box (Mattel Electronics 2611-0410) Mattel Electronics 2611-0410 1979 Hong Kong International version
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 2611-0810 1979 Hong Kong British English release; plastic tray; no part number on top
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Box (Intellivision Inc. 2611) Intellivision Inc. 2611 1979 Singapore Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Box (Sears 3880-0910) Sears 3880-0910 1979 Hong Kong Plastic tray; blue game title on top and back
Image not available. Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Digiplay version; Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1979 (?) on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots; NOTE: Digiplay and Digimed versions exist; hat-tip: Steve Jones
Image not available. Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Digimed version; Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1979 (?) on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots; NOTE: Digiplay and Digimed versions exist; hat-tip: Steve Jones




Wouldn't you know it - for the most common game, there are ROM variations! In my experience, the white label and all of the Hong Kong labeled versions show a copyright of 1978 on the title screen. The color labels without a country of origin have all shown a copyright of 1979. On top of this, the checksum reported by my MTE 100 IMI Tester is different for every copy of Poker & Blackjack that I've tested! This behavior is not the same for other cartridges. The link between label variation and ROM variation is based on a sample of fewer than 10 copies, five Hong Kong or white label, and five without country of origin.

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack ROM variation

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack 1979 ROM Variant





A total of seventeen Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0920(A)) Mattel Electronics 2611-0920(A) 1979 U.S.A. Full color; was there an earlier one?
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0920(B)) Mattel Electronics 2611-0920(B) 1979 Hong Kong Dark red and black artwork
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0920-G1) Mattel Electronics 2611-0920-G1 1979 Hong Kong Dark red and black artwork; this manual has also surfaced in some PlayCable packages (at least two known sightings)
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0920-G2) Mattel Electronics 2611-0920-G2 1979 Hong Kong Dark red and black artwork
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0920-G2) Mattel Electronics 2611-0920-G2 1979 Taiwan Orange and black artwork; image courtesy of Hankster
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0720) Mattel Electronics 2611-0720 1979 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue and black artwork
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0720) Mattel Electronics 2611-0720 1979 Hong Kong French-Canadian; red and black artwork
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-8920) Mattel Electronics 2611-8920 1979 Canada French-Canadian version; red and black artwork; submitted by Hankster
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0920(B)) Mattel Electronics 2611-0920(B) 1979 Hong Kong Dutch; noted by cmart; image submitted by Oscar G.; manual is black and white and appears to be standard Mattel manual stock, not the cheaper INTV Corp. type paper
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0111) Mattel Electronics 2611-0111 1979 Hong Kong French version, from Mattel Electronics France; blue and black artwork; submitted by Moonbeam
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 2611-0141 1979 Hong Kong Spanish; noted by boxpressed; blue and black artwork
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics 2611-0131) Mattel Electronics 2611-0131 1979 Hong Kong Italian; blue and black artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 2611-0131 1979 Hong Kong Italian; orange and black artwork; spotted in eBay auction
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-2611-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-2611-0920 1979 U.S.A. PlayCable version; submitted by Hankster; also courtesy of Hankster, the back cover
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Intellivision Inc. 2611-0920-G2) Intellivision Inc. 2611-0920-G2 None U.S.A. Staple along top edge
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Manual (Sears 3880-0920) Sears 3880-0920 1979 Hong Kong Erroneously states FOR 2 PLAYERS - can be 1- or 2-player
Image not available. Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Mattel/Digiplay edition; © M.I. 1979 on back; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper

There were also some variations of the 'Running Man' and Mattel logo on the back cover.

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (rev. A (U.S.A.))

Back cover of rev. A (U.S.A.)—note ® next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (rev. B (Hong Kong))

Back cover of rev. B (Hong Kong)—note ™ next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (rev. G2 (Hong Kong))

Back cover of rev. G2 (Hong Kong)—note ™ next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle and missing ® in the 'available from Mattel Electronics' text





A total of six Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Overlay (Mattel Electronics 2611-4289) Mattel Electronics 2611-4289 1979 U.S.A.  
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Overlay (Mattel Electronics 2611-4289) Mattel Electronics 2611-4289 1979 U.S.A. Has orange 'DROP' and 'VIEW CARDS' text, as opposed to yellow
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Overlay (Mattel Electronics 2611-4289) Mattel Electronics 2611-4289 1979 U.S.A. Printing error - the word 'CARD' missing on right edge of #1
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Overlay (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979   Localized in Brazilian Portuguese; image courtesy of mgc423)
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75222) Phil Boland 49 75222 1979 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback




A total of seven Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   No origin
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin lower left; fully states MADE IN HONG KONG rather than just the origin
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Glossy label; origin lower left; fully states MADE IN HONG KONG rather than just the origin; Hankster reports this label on shells stamped with either 1978 or 1979 on the bottom
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Taiwan Submitted by Hankster; no copyright or date info
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1979 Singapore Origin lower right; © I.I. 1979 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
Image not available. Digiplay N/A None   No origin, trademark or copyright; preserves the 'Las Vegas' logo; large range label, rounded corners; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack.
Field of Felt That 'shifty-eyed' dealer has so many tells it's funny. Actually, it's pretty neat that they put tells into the game at all.




If you find new, contradictory, or other information you wish to share, please let me know!