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.

Getting Backed Off at a Casino


Casinos advertise big winners in an attempt to lure players onto the gaming floor.  This is a great way to show that players win to potentially skeptical customers.  Most of the screenshots of jackpots have …

Las Vegas Locals Discounts


It is no secret that prices are inflated on the Las Vegas Strip.  Residents of Las Vegas will often refuse to pay these prices and spend their money at venues that appeal to locals.  Strip …

How to Get Around the Las Vegas Strip


The traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is unbearable during most waking hours.  It can be a parking lot on weekends.  The best way to get from one casino to another is on foot.  This …

Worst Blackjack Games in Las Vegas


We recently covered the best blackjack games in Las Vegas.  Those tables all offer great rules that include blackjack paying 3-2.  That is not the case with the games that you will find in this …