Meet Hannah Cutajar, our Head of Gaming

Hannah has worked on some of the biggest products in the iGaming industry in her career. With over five years’ experience in online casinos, she has worked across 12 markets, including the US, Canada, and New Zealand. She leads a growing team of 14 editors on our mission to help players win more.

Hannah Cutajar

Hannah Cutajar

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Head of Gaming

Formerly a semi-professional triathlete, Hannah is used to only settling for first place. She brings high standards and drive to her work as Head of Gaming, only recommending the best casinos for you. She is busy growing her team to over 100 local editors to provide top insights for our players. In her career Hannah has worked across a variety of roles within iGaming and knows player needs inside out.

What makes Hannah an expert?

Hannah's spent five years honing her online casino and sports betting knowledge at some of the top sites in the industry. All this time spent reviewing online casinos makes her one of our most trusted writers. Spotting a good offer comes naturally to Hannah, so you can always trust her to check the fine print and only recommend the best deals.


  • Head of Gaming - Oct 2023 - Present
  • Senior Gaming Specialist - Feb 2023 - Sep 2023


  • VP of Operations - Sep 2022 - Feb 2023
  • Head of Product - Sep 2021 - Sep 2022
  • Product Manager - Aug 2020 - Aug 2021
  • Content Manager - Feb 2019 - Aug 2020


Hannah's university degree has helped her sharpen her critical skills for her career in iGaming.

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5 years in iGaming

Hannah's well established in the industry

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3 languages

Hannah speaks English, Maltese, & Italian


Award-winning talent

Winner of Rising Star Idol of the Year 2022 at the iGaming IDOL Awards


University of Malta

Bachelors of Commerce degree

How does Hannah stay up-to-date?

Staying in the know with changing regulations and markets is an important part of Hannah's job. She needs to know what's happening so the players can know what's happening. There's a handful of publications and websites Hannah checks for iGaming news daily. These include:

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EGR Global

EGR Global is one of the top resources for iGaming news with trusted writers and the latest stories.


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You can find everything from global iGaming news to industry events on offer at

Q&A with Hannah

What got you into writing about casinos?

"Growing up in Malta, online gambling is a huge deal, largely thanks to the Malta Gaming Authority being one of the main licensing bodies. You grow up surrounded by talks of gaming, on the news, on billboards even at school... You hear all sorts of stories – the thrilling wins and, unfortunately, the disheartening losses. What struck me was how often these experiences were influenced by misleading information found online. 

This realization hit home. I wanted to make a difference. After University, I saw the perfect opportunity to blend my skills and passion. I dove into writing about casinos not just because it’s a significant industry here, but because I saw the need for honest, transparent content. There's so much out there that’s biased or just plain inaccurate."

What's the first thing you look for at an online casino?

"This is a funny one as I don’t actually look at the online casino first. I go beyond the glossy ads. I dive into places like Reddit, Trustpilot, anywhere I can find real players talking. It's about getting the unfiltered scoop – what are people actually saying? This helps me zero in on what to watch out for. 

Then, of course, I put my money where my mouth is. I make a deposit, play some games, trial the cash out process, really get the feel of the place. But it all starts with listening to the community. It's like a reality check before I even start our hefty 25-step review process at We’re all about being thorough, but that initial real-world check? Priceless. "

If you could only play one casino game forever, what would it be?

That’s a tough one, but if I had to pick just one game to play forever, it'd be poker. There’s something about the strategy, psychology, and the bit of luck involved that never gets old. Every hand is a new challenge, a puzzle to solve. 

And speaking of strategy, I’ve actually spent a fair amount of time watching Daniel Negreanu’s videos. His insights and tactics are gold for anyone serious about upping their poker game. Whether it's reading opponents or calculating odds on the fly, there's always something new to learn from him. It’s not just about playing; it's about continuously improving, and Negreanu’s a master at that. So, yeah, poker it is, with a side of expert advice from one of the greats. 

Do you have any industry awards?

"Still not entirely sure how that happened but back in 2022, I was named Rising Star Idol of the Year at the iGaming iDOL Awards. This award is quite special in the iGaming industry. It's designed to recognize emerging talents who are making significant contributions. 

Getting this award felt like a pat on the back from the industry, you know? You spend hours with your sleeves rolled up, in the trenches but you rarely take a chance to reflect on your achievements. It was like they were saying, "Hey, you're on the right track." It's not just about the recognition, though that's great. It's also about knowing that the late nights, the deep dives into data, and all the effort I put into understanding and sharing the ins and outs of online gambling are really making a difference."

Hannah's top tip

"I've learned that often the best offers aren't always the biggest. Always read the T&Cs - it may not be exciting reading, but it will help you spot who's the real deal."

Hannah's areas of expertise

With so many niches in the market, it's always good to specialise. While Hannah is well-read on all aspects of iGaming, she is particularly great with these:

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Online gaming in New Zealand

The growing iGaming market in New Zealand is one to watch. There are plenty of casino sites for players from Aotearoa to enjoy online gaming. Hannah is clued up on all the regulations and monitors the market for changes regularly.

Payment methods

Payment methods

Having tested out the majority of payment methods during her reviews, Hannah knows what to look for at online casinos. You can trust her to check out how you're able to deposit and withdraw your cash.

Hannah's favorite iGaming influencer

Mr Blackjack Mathieu Blake

Mr Blackjack

"Mr Blackjack (Mathieu Blake) is one of the most exciting talents in the table game arena. What he doesn't know about blackjack isn't worth knowing. I follow him to pick up his top tips and to watch him win big."

Find him on Mr Blackjack's Twitter here.

What iGaming events does Hannah recommend?

Plenty of iGaming events happen globally each year, and Hannah has attended a selection of them. For anyone wanting to learn more about the industry, she recommends ICE London, iGB Affiliate London event and CASINOBEATS Summit. They're great events if you want to learn about what's happening in the future of iGaming.

ICE London

ICE London

"ICE London is one of the biggest and most important iGaming conferences in the calendar. They have a community of over 45,000 industry insiders who attend their events globally so you can be sure this is the best place to connect."

iGB Affiliate London

iGB Affiliate London

"I really rate iGB Affiliate London, and with over 200 exhibitors this year, it's one not to miss."



"As a Maltese native, I love to see events in my home country, and CASINOBEATS Summit Malta is one of my favorites. You can expect inspiring talks and a great mix of industry leaders."

Hannah's casino memories

Best gambling experience

  • "The first time I played in a live casino, I had a lucky streak on the slots machines. Watching the coins fly out was seriously fun. I was so pleased to win anything, I wisely cashed them in and called it a night."

Worst gambling experience

  • "I love to play poker and frequently enter small stakes tournaments. My worst memory is taking a bad beat to bust on the bubble. I was on the button with A ❤️ A ♦️ and felt in complete control. After a villain raised in middle position, the action folded to me and I 3-bet.  The villain then 4-bet, before I 5-bet jammed. The villain called with A ♠️ K ♦️ meaning I had a huge chance of winning the hand. I couldn't believe it when the board ran 8 ♠️  2 ♦️ 5 ♠️ J ♠️ 2 ♠️ which saw my pocket Aces cracked!"

I've worked at some of the biggest brands in the industry, including Time2Play, and I use my knowledge to help players find the best casinos and sports betting sites. Beginning in a product role, I've done everything from designing components for sites to helping carry out user research, but reviewing casinos is one of my most rewarding roles so far.

Hannah Cutajar
Head of Gaming

Hannah's also featured in...

You can find Hannah featured in the following publications:


Malta University sport and leisure


The Malta Independent Online

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