Our Marriage is Almost Old Enough to Gamble

Wedding day photo of John and KristinaWedding day photo of John and Kristina

Our first anniversary was spent exploring Las Vegas for the first time. A comped room at Harrah’s put us at the center of the Strip. Lady Luck was on our side as we toured the craps tables up and down the Strip. We also enjoyed the exhilaration of the now-removed High Roller on the Stratosphere, now called The Strat, and The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York.

We had so much fun, that we named our first two dogs after Las Vegas Strip casinos. Even a few pet hamsters joined the named after a casino game.

We took a plunge with Sky Jump Las Vegas to celebrate our ten-year anniversary. The 855-foot zip line is an amazing thrill! A case of COVID during our 20th prevented a second jump.

So, to celebrate our marriage reaching 21 years, we decided to go for a gamble. We are attempting to set an unofficial world record. The closure of multiple casinos and fewer table games makes the official record of playing table games at 74 casinos unbreakable. However, we are not letting that stop us.

Anniversary attempt to break a record

Starting on October 4, we will attempt to bet at more than 74 casinos in 24 hours playing a slot machine at every property during our visits. As proof of our visits, we will take a photo at every property as well as live streaming on our YouTube channel throughout the journey. Slot tickets will also be retained as proof. We aim to start at One East Fremont Street and end at One Main Street.

While our final route has not been determined, we plan on walking most of downtown Las Vegas before walking the Strip and driving to other casinos through the valley. The number of casinos we visit in total will depend on various factors. However, we plan on placing our final wagers on a pair of machines at Sand Dollar at the Plaza.

Sweepstakes, lottery, and sales tax laws make fundraising difficult

We tried to come up with creative ways to help fund this. It will cost us about $1000. That is about a month of what Vegas Advantage makes. Our websites are subsidized by our work for other companies. Vegas Advantage and its related sites are a full-time hobby.

Much of our support comes from the newsletters. We thank everyone who supports us that way. We hope to raise more money to help offset the costs associated with our casino run.

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If you have found Vegas Advantage helpful over its five years of existence, please donate to our PayPal account. If you let us know your social media handles, we will give you a shoutout during our adventure. Otherwise, we will thank you by first name. We have a PayPal account for this or click the button below.

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If you would like to be a larger sponsor of our adventure, please contact us at admin@vegasadvantage.com. Thank you to everyone for your support. We hope to visit at least 75 casinos in 24 hours in a few weeks.

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Kristina Mehaffey
Kristina is a founding member of Advantage Media LLC. She was a mathematics teacher for the Clark County School District before joining John with the websites in 2020. She enjoys Deuces Wild, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Her preference for the aesthetics of casinos is shown in the details of the pictures on our sites. When not managing data or writing about casinos, she can be found at her local library, enjoying on one of her many crafting hobbies, or catching a laugh with her husband at a local comedy club.