Katie Barlowe

Katie has been with us since 2001, turning her talents from the croupier's table to a Casino.org office desk. As a grad student she worked weekends in an Atlantic City casino, going on to become a full-time industry expert! She's always up to date with eCOGRA and GLI testing standards, giving her a methodical edge to understanding great gaming software. At HQ she leads the Casino Game Quality Assurance Team, who are instrumental in the review process. However, her passion for travel means she is frequently abroad hunting down the best casinos on the planet. When she isn't jet setting, Katie lives in Florida with her husband and her dog, Bella.

More from Katie

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Your Guide to Spending the Holiday Season in Las Vegas

Whether you're traveling on your own or with your family, Las Vegas is an ideal destination for the holidays. Take...
December 23, 2018 2 min read
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Top Places to do Your Christmas Shopping in Las Vegas

Left your Christmas shopping until last minute? Don't panic: whether you're looking for handmade crafts or luxury brands, clothing or...
December 18, 2018 2 min read
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How to Throw a Casino-Themed Christmas Office Party

Christmas office parties can either be a ton of fun or super lame. It can be tricky to please everyone,...
December 12, 2018 3 min read
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Top 10 Places for Christmas Dinner in Las Vegas

From upscale dining to casual fare, all-you-can-eat to Vegan meals, Las Vegas restaurants cater to every palate and budget. No...
December 10, 2018 4 min read
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5 Places Guaranteed to Cure Your Hangover in AC

Atlantic City is all about excess. Going wild with fun parties, gambling and boozing. But when you wake up in...
December 7, 2018 3 min read
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8 Crazy Ways to Splurge Your Gambling Winnings in Vegas

You have officially done it. You won big in Las Vegas! Now, you need to enjoy that high roller lifestyle....
December 5, 2018 4 min read
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These 5 People Are Banned From Las Vegas Casinos

In our modern times, the idea of everyone in a city or state knowing which people to ban seems like...
November 29, 2018 2 min read
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10 Best Things to do with Kids in Atlantic City

While Atlantic City's gambling and casinos are a major draw, the beaches, boardwalk and other experiences make it ideal when...
November 27, 2018 5 min read
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7 Surprising Laws in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has always been a wild town, built up by celebrities and mobsters. Based out in the Wild West,...
November 25, 2018 4 min read
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Las Vegas: Behind the Glamour

Whenever you think of Las Vegas you probably think of the strip, filled with luxurious hotels, top restaurants and thrilling...
November 19, 2018 4 min read
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15 Places to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas 2018

Thanksgiving is a busy time for travelers in the States. Most people “go home”, whatever that might mean. It could...
November 13, 2018 7 min read
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The Worst Christmas Number Ones of All Time

It's almost a cliché at this point. A top song on the Christmas charts is bound to be awful, right?...
November 8, 2018 3 min read
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Best Hangover Cures in Las Vegas

Let's be honest, Las Vegas is a city of excess. The whole point is to indulge in all your favorite,...
November 5, 2018 4 min read
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10 Best Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids

While it might not seem like the most obvious family destination, there are actually tons of things to do in...
October 30, 2018 5 min read
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9 Most Outrageous Menu Items in Las Vegas You Need to Try

Las Vegas has long been associated with wild, luxurious experiences and a place where people go to enjoy all things...
October 26, 2018 4 min read
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Top 10 Things to do in Vegas for $25 or less

Maybe you visit Las Vegas and blow through your whole gambling budget in the first day. Or maybe you're planning...
October 24, 2018 4 min read
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How to Get a Last Minute Wedding Dress in Las Vegas

It might seem like a bit of a cliché, but Las Vegas is actually one of the most popular places...
October 13, 2018 3 min read
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5 of Football’s Most Successful Journeymen (and their crazy total transfer fees)

Football (soccer) is a game that possesses an identity built on loyalty, hard work, and passion. Players are worshipped by...
September 27, 2018 6 min read

10 Things More Likely to Kill You Than a Shark

In the weeks and months following the release of the original movie Jaws, people were afraid to go into any...
July 26, 2018 4 min read
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Why is Gambling Associated with Crime?

Whether it's in movies, TV or popular culture, casinos and gambling are depicted as part of a criminal underworld, or...
July 16, 2018 4 min read
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10 Bets on the Big Screen

Nothing makes a good movie like a tense story line, and when stakes are high, tensions are higher. Best way...
July 9, 2018 6 min read