Articles By John Mehaffey

John Mehaffey - Las Vegas Expert

John has been playing online games for money since 2001. His first interest was online poker where he won a poker freeroll at Americas Cardroom to create a bankroll. In 2002, he became a proposition player at poker rooms. He helped get shorthanded games started before the poker boom hit. He used this bankroll to take advantage of the generous casino and sports betting bonuses available in those days. He specialized in blackjack and video poker offers. John created a poker website called Rake Rebate Review in 2004. It helped put rakeback on the online poker map. In 2006, he moved to South Dakota to help manage That site helped players find the best poker bonuses during the industry’s boom. John moved to Las Vegas in 2010. He learned how to find the best video poker and table games. One of his projects involves keeping a database of blackjack rules at each casino, as well as spreadsheets for every table game spread by all relevant Las Vegas casinos. He also writes about casino players clubs, promotions and things to do in Las Vegas. You can find John on Twitter under the handle @john_mehaffey. He is happy to answer any questions that you have about gambling and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Players Club Index


Most Las Vegas casinos offers a players club. This is where players give the casino personal information in exchange for the chance at receiving perks. A card is issued to the player that tracks play. …

Players Club – Westgate


Westgate operates on the former site of the Las Vegas Hilton.  Westgate acquired the property in 2014 when it was called LVH after a bankruptcy involving its parent property.  There was little in the way …

Players Club – Station Casinos Boarding Pass


The Boarding Pass is the players club related to Station Casinos.  The company mainly operates in the Las Vegas locals market.  Station Casinos also manages some tribal gaming operations in California and hopes to expand …