About Vegas Advantage

VegasAdvantage.com is managed by John and Kristina Mehaffey. This site is a part of Advantage Media LLC, which is wholly owned by John and Kristina Mehaffey. 

John has written thousands of pages of content related to the city and its tourism industry. Most of the content is gambling-related. However, some pertains to the hospitality portion of the industry.

John freelanced for years, and his work can be found on dozens of sites, though content on other sites may have become dated. Part of that experience is why VegasAdvantage.com was launched, to keep information fresh and contained under a single virtual roof.

This site’s always-growing content has become a full-time job. That means there will eventually be advertising, but rest easy: We don’t do advertorials, and any ads will be obvious and/or disclosed as advertiser-paid. For now, this site is ad-free.

About John Mehaffey

John is in his 40’s and happily married to his best friend, Kristina. They go to shows about once per week during normal times. The shows are typically at comedy clubs, though they may venture off that genre from time to time. It depends on what special deals are out there.

John got his start in gaming as a prop player at online poker sites. One of those was the infamous Absolute Poker. John played online poker, often for a living, from 2001 to 2005. He played home games before that, supplementing that income with a restaurant job. Prop-playing burned him out, though, and it was time for him to do something other than play poker.

First, in 2004, John created a site that served as a directory for an online-poker promotional method known as rakeback. He sold that site in 2006 and moved his family from Atlanta to Rapid City, SD to work for a similar company. They later moved to Las Vegas in 2010.

John’s favorite casino games

John’s favorite game is full-pay video poker. He finds 100%-payback games and plays them as a hobby. His favorite table game is Ultimate Texas Hold’em, though he would rather play it in video form. However, it’s been five years since the video form of Ultimate Texas Hold’em has existed in Las Vegas. Currently, John may be best known for compiling blackjack data including all Las Vegas and Clark County casinos. He rarely plays blackjack, though.

John plays live poker once or twice a year. He does not play on the internet anymore because Nevada online poker is — as he describes it — a trainwreck. Mehaffey’s bad experiences playing online poker on Nevada’s legal site led him to move on to ventures like this.

Vegas Advantage sister sites

John and Kristina are expanding a family of sites featuring the Advantage branding. The first addition was Deadwood Advantage, which covers all the gaming, hotels and attractions in Deadwood, South Dakota. The third site to date is Colorado Advantage. It covers gaming in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. The fourth site, recently launched, is West Virginia Advantage, which covers gambling and related amenities at all five of West Virginia’s licensed casinos. Next, we launched Maryland Advantage, US Casino Advantage,  Atlantic City Advantage and Pennsylvania Advantage

About Kristina Mehaffey

Kristina was a math teacher for the Clark County School District before joining John in the business in 2020. She is not much of a gambler, though she enjoys Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Deuces Wild. She prefers the aesthetics of casinos, something shown in the details of the pictures on our sites. 

Contact us

If you have any inquiries or updates, please contact us at admin@vegasadvantage.com. We do not publish sponsored posts or advertise for unlicensed gaming sites.

Ways to support Vegas Advantage

Enjoy the content found here or on another Advantage site? Find our information useful on your casino trip(s)? Looking for a way to support our work?

Online casino, poker and sports betting action

Online casinos, poker and sports betting are legal in some states. We provide players with information regarding online casinosonline poker and mobile sportsbooks. Players are able to sign up and deposit remotely. Players must be within a state with legal online betting to place bets and sit at tables.

For those looking to sign up for an online casino, poker room or sportsbook, we may make a commission if you sign up using one of our links.

Las Vegas Blackjack and Table Game Survey

Enjoy a visit to Las Vegas? Let us take some of the guesswork out of your next trip.

Our latest March 2022 survey has blackjack and table game data, including electronic table games. Information includes locations, minimum bets, blackjack rules, craps odds and payouts, pai gow poker variants and the number of zeros on roulette wheels.

The Las Vegas Strip and Downtown survey is available now for $7. A locals and off-strip casino survey can be purchased for $5. The complete survey costs only $10.

Get some Vegas Advantage merchandise

We first launched a merchandise campaign to support our Vegas Advantage website after catching our work being plagiarized repeatedly.

Items available in our store include:

  • T-shirts
  • Playing cards
  • Can coolers
  • Beer coolers
  • Shot glasses
  • Drinking glasses

Please gamble responsibly by knowing your limits before you start. If you need or someone you know needs help, contact the National Council on Problem Gambling‘s 24-hour helpline at 1-800-522-4700.