Welcome to Vegas Advantage

The Las Vegas Strip centered around the Eiffel Tower found at Paris Casino.

Vegas Advantage covers gambling at Las Vegas casinos. This includes our Las Vegas Blackjack Survey, Las Vegas Table Game Survey, Nevada online poker rooms, Las Vegas sportsbooks, and all open Las Vegas poker rooms. We also have an active blog where we write about the latest games and gaming news, promotions that we think are valuable, and trip reports. Every section of Vegas Advantage is explained in detail below. 

Our goal is to give Las Vegas casino players the best chance of winning. We started covering Las Vegas casinos in 2010. We decided to go independent in 2018, and that’s when we launched Vegas Advantage. 

The most popular features of this site are the Las Vegas Blackjack Survey and the Las Vegas Table Game Survey. We started the blackjack survey in 2010, and we added table games in 2014. By 2018, we had every Las Vegas casino that deals table games collected into our database.

Vegas Advantage is supported through memberships, sponsors, and advertisements. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Our Las Vegas Blackjack and Table Game Survey is available as part of a subscription service. You can support Vegas Advantage by signing up for a monthly membership. It is updated several times per month with new data from casino visits.

Vegas Advantage subscriptions are available through Patreon starting at $4 per month.

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Early access to Vegas Advantage’s Table Game Survey with monthly updates as we revisit casinos

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Las Vegas Blackjack Survey

Our Las Vegas Blackjack Survey covers every blackjack table in the market. That is 74 casinos. This includes the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas. We also have this information for the entire locals market, including Henderson, Summerlin, and North Las Vegas.

The survey has all the blackjack rules offered at each Las Vegas casino, such as a 3:2 or 6:5 payout, surrendering, re-splitting aces, and if the dealer hits or stands on soft 17. It also has the minimum bet we expect the casino to post based on our visits to that property. 

The Las Vegas Blackjack Survey is broken down into two sections. One covers the games by the part of town. The Las Vegas Strip itself is broken up into three sections, north, central, and south. Downtown Las Vegas has its own page. There are two pages dedicated to the locals market. This also includes Summerlin, Henderson, and North Las Vegas casinos. This helps blackjack players find the best nearby games. 

The other section is broken down by the type of game, be it single deck, double deck, six/eight-deck, or another blackjack variant dealt in Las Vegas. This helps players looking for a specific blackjack game to find it easily. This survey was last updated with data from October 2022.

Las Vegas Table Game Survey

Our Las Vegas Table Game Survey covers non-blackjack games found in the pits. This includes baccarat, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Major games have a dedicated page here that covers all aspects such as minimum bets and special rules. This includes the number of zeros on roulette wheels, maximum craps odds, double or triple craps field payouts on 12, and the Pai Gow Poker variants found at each Las Vegas Strip, downtown, and locals casino. All games have minimum bet and casino location information. This was last updated with data from March 2022.

Open Las Vegas poker rooms

One of our most popular sections is our directory of the 19 open Las Vegas poker rooms. Most poker rooms have a dedicated page. We update it with types of cash games and poker tournaments offered, as well as rake and promotions. 

Poker room at Caesars Casino in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas sportsbooks

A Las Vegas professional sports bettor anonymously authored our Las Vegas sportsbook section during the pandemic closure in May 2020. It has been updated several times since. The information he provided includes Nevada sports betting apps, parlay and teaser payouts, the types of action a given book accepts, and the pro’s opinions of each book’s overall operation. 

Online casinos

Vegas Advantage has an online casino review section. It covers the best online casino bonuses offered by casino sites. Online casinos are licensed and legal in Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. These games are coming soon to Rhode Island.

We have a bonus review guide to help you get the best value out of your action.

Online casino bonuses can be as high as $3,000. Many offers swing games to the player’s advantage if you understand how to play them correctly and how online casino bonuses are earned. Games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, slots, and video poker.

Las Vegas hotel and casino reviews

Vegas Advantage now offers hotel and casino reviews. We started with downtown Las Vegas. Next, we covered Las Vegas Strip resorts.

Our Las Vegas hotel reviews cover rooms, dining, and entertainment. We also have casino reviews that detail all the video poker and table games offered at each casino. This includes the best video poker pay tables, table game minimums, blackjack rules, and craps odds.

Online poker

Nevada online poker was not the success the industry hoped when it launched in April 2013. We currently offer a review of WSOP.com. It is Nevada’s only licensed online poker room. WSOP has a terrible reputation in the online poker industry due to poor support, withdrawal hassles, and archaic software. We do not recommend playing there.

We think Nevada online poker could make a comeback if it has some competition. WSOP.com has held an online poker monopoly in Nevada ever since competing sites Ultimate Poker and Real Gaming failed. BetMGM and Partypoker may open in Nevada in the future.

Vegas Advantage blog

We have a Las Vegas blog with over 250 posts related to Las Vegas casinos. Topics include new games, promotions, news, trip reports, hotel room reviews, and coverage of our blackjack and table game surveys. 

Las Vegas casino FAQ

What is the minimum age for gambling in Las Vegas?

Casino players must be at least 21 years old.

Can minors walk on Las Vegas casino floors?

Yes. However, minors may not loiter on the casino floor. It may only be used as a path to another destination.

Do any Las Vegas casinos ban minors?

Yes. Circa in downtown Las Vegas does not permit minors to enter the property, except to dine at a specific restaurant at the hotel. El Cortez joined them in 2022. Many local gaming taverns also ban minors.

Is smoking permitted in Las Vegas casinos?

Yes. Casinos are exempted from the statewide smoking ban.

Are there any nonsmoking casinos in Las Vegas?

Park MGM is the only nonsmoking casino in Las Vegas. Plaza has a 2,500-square-foot nonsmoking casino, that opened in late-May 2023.

Are Las Vegas casinos open?

Most Las Vegas casinos are open 24 hours a day.

Are Las Vegas poker rooms open?

There are 19 open Las Vegas poker rooms. However, a few are only open on weekends.

Are Las Vegas sportsbooks open?

All Las Vegas sportsbooks have reopened.

Are Las Vegas bingo rooms open?

Most Las Vegas bingo rooms are open.

Are all Las Vegas Strip casinos open?

Every Las Vegas Strip casino has reopened. 

Are drinks comped in Las Vegas casinos?

Yes. However, there is sometimes a minimum bet or play requirement to be served at slots.

Are face coverings and masks required in Las Vegas casinos?

The Nevada mask mandate was dropped on February 10, 2022. Masks are now optional in Las Vegas casinos.