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.

Players Club – Downtown Grand Rewards


Downtown Grand is located in downtown Las Vegas.  It is just north of the Fremont Street Experience on Ogden.  It is the remodeled version of Lady Luck.  Downtown Grand uses its former hotel and parking …

Players Club – Cosmopolitan Identity


Cosmopolitan is located on the center of the Las Vegas Strip.  The resort uses the Identity players card.  It is the only casino that offers Identity for its rewards program. Cosmopolitan was the first players …

Delaware Online Poker Struggles Continue


The Delaware Lottery’s online poker platform continues to struggle. The state’s three racino poker sites raked just $18.027 in June. That is more than half the amount raked in the previous June. It is $300 …

Players Club – BConnected – Boyd Gaming


BConnected is the players card used by Boyd Gaming.  The company operates seven casinos in Las Vegas as well as many regional markets throughout the United States. How to Receive a BConnected Card Visit the …

Players Club – Binion’s and 4Queens


Binion’s and 4Queens are owned by the same company, TLC Casino Enterprises.  Binion’s was acquired in 2008.  The two casinos are within walking distance on Fremont Street.  The hotel at Binion’s closed in 2010.  Players …

Players Club – Casino Royale


Casino Royale is located on the Las Vegas Strip.  It is between Harrah’s and Venetian.  The Casino Royale players card is called Club Royale.  It is a simple program that is not used by any …