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.

Trip Report: Dream Card Winner


I generally play video poker with quality pay tables.  I occasionally drift from that plan.  When I do, I usually play Ultimate X.  The exception to that is when I’m at Red Rock where there …

Trip Report: Primm and Jean Nevada


It had been many months since I took a day trip to Primm, sometimes referred to by its former name, State Line.  I usually go during the week because the traffic on weekend can be brutal. …

Primm and Jean Nevada Casinos


Primm and Jean are located between Las Vegas and the California state line.  Most of the visitors to these casinos are from California.  Primm is a small resort town that offers typical Las Vegas amenities, …

Henderson Casinos


Henderson is a suburb of Las Vegas.  It is located on the southeast side of the Las Vegas Valley.  Las Vegas visitors that enter from Arizona will drive through Henderson on the way to the …

Boulder Strip Casinos


The casinos located along Boulder Highway are often called the Boulder Strip.  This is the area between downtown Las Vegas and Henderson.  It was the main route from Arizona before the completion of the US …

Deadwood Casinos Continue to Struggle


Deadwood casinos posted another monthly loss on gaming revenue in February when compared to the previous year. The casinos located in the South Dakota Black Hills won $7.83 million in February 2017, according to the …