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 Bonuswhores.com. 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.

Players Club – Westgate

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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

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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 …

Players Club – South Point Club Card

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South Point Casino is located south of the Strip on Las Vegas Blvd.  It was once known as South Coast.  South Point uses The Club for its rewards program.  It is unique to South Point.  …

Eight Deadwood Casinos Listed For Sale

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Gaming revenues in Deadwood have suffered in recent years. The industry peaked in 2012 when it generated $107.4 million. In 2016, revenues were down 8 percent from the peak, posting the lowest numbers since 2007. …

Players Club – Silverton Rewards

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Silverton is a locals casino on the south side of Las Vegas.  It is on Blue Diamond Rd and I-15.  The Silverton Rewards card is used by its players club.  It is the only casino …

Players Club – Rampart Rewards

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Rampart is a casino-resort located in Summerlin.  That is on the far west side of the Las Vegas Valley at Summerlin Parkway and Rampart Blvd.  Rampart is an upscale, full service resort with a loyal …

Players Club – Plaza Royal Rewards

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PlayLV Royal Rewards is the players club used by Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.  It was once used at Western and Las Vegas Club.  Those two casinos recently shuttered. How to Receive a Royal Rewards …

Players Club – MLife – MGM Resorts

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MLife is the players club associated with most MGM Resorts properties.  The notable exceptions to the MGM casinos that use MLife are Circus Circus and neighboring Slots A Fun.  These two properties have their own …

Players Club – Marquee Rewards

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Marquee Rewards is the players club used by Penn Gaming.  It is used throughout the company’s system. This includes locations in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and …

Kevin Costner’s Deadwood Casino Folds

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The Midnight Star shuttered in Deadwood, South Dakota this week. The casino was owned by Kevin Costner. The Main Street casino became the latest casualty in the struggling Deadwood gaming market. Four Aces, Wild West, …