I want to start playing Blackjack. When I first started going to Vegas I played at the tables and with my wife and in-laws we were able to mostly play by ourselves. We overlooked our rookie mistakes and had a great time. A couple of instances we played with more knowledgeable players and for the most part they were understanding and nice, since we announced our rookie status every time a stranger sat down. Sometimes a comment or two about our ignorance would come out and it somehow makes me nervous and apprehensive. Then it's not enjoyable anymore. Since I love Vegas more than my wife does, she lets me go solo once or twice a year besides our annual trip together. I'm thinking I want to play Blackjack but maybe play at the machines. I'm not that good and I know I'll make stupid mistakes that will annoy the wrong player if I played at the tables. If I play at the machines I can take my time and think out my moves at a relaxed and slow pace. My question: Does the machines pay even money for Blackjacks? Or do they pay 6:5? Would the machine pay 3:2 at a certain higher denominations? I don't want to play on the community type machines, just the multi-play machines. Any other information about this type of machines are greatly appreciated.