Meet Richard Janvrin, our casino writer

After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard has combined his passion for iGaming and sports betting with his degree. Covering the industry since 2015, Richard has written for numerous notable outlets since then, including Bleacher Report, Forbes, Pro Football Focus, and more.

Richard Janvrin

About Richard Janvrin

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Richard is one of our top reviewers at He tests the best online casinos and sportsbooks in the US and Canada to help you choose the perfect site to play at. With over five years of experience under his belt, Richard is familiar with every aspect of online gambling and has a high standard for the online casinos he recommends.

What makes Richard an expert?

Since 2015, Richard has learned the ins and outs of the industry, including monitoring legislative changes and news and examining what players deem important when writing casino and promotion reviews.


  • Content Writer – July '22–Present

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  • Content Writer – July '23–Present


  • Content Writer – July '22–Present


Richard's degree means he's an investigative pro. He knows how to get to the heart of what's important to a player and leave no stone turned. He's also a dab hand at researching iGaming-related topics in detail and simplifying it for the reader.

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6 years in iGaming

Richard is well-versed in the casino and betting industry.

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University of New Hampshire

The Journalism degree speaks for itself.


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Catch Richard's work in Forbes, Pro Football Focus, and more.

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Trusted advice

Richard has written dozens of reviews and guides for and beyond.

How does Richard stay up-to-date?

iGaming is a fast-moving industry, and Richard knows it's vital to stay up to date with any industry changes. To keep ahead of the curve, he regularly explores the sites below.

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EGR Global

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Founded by a database of industry experts, delivers nothing short of top-quality news to iGaming professionals.

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World Casino News

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Q&A with Richard

What got you into writing about casinos?

“To be honest, I fell into this industry somewhat by accident. I got my professional start writing about sports, and there was a need for more coverage in the iGaming and online casino space. It was a fun and new challenge for me to pursue, and I’ve been covering it since 2018.

It’s quite different from sports, but it’s a massively competitive industry, and it’s enjoyable to observe in real-time as companies compete with one another.

Beyond that, I take it seriously to provide in-depth reviews so that players aren’t wasting their time. I never want readers to spend their hard-earned money on a faulty product, and I hope my content will help them make informed decisions.”

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

“It sounds silly, but filtering options. This might come from my numerous reviews, but being unable to readily find the games available is certainly a pet peeve. Given the competitive market, the user interface needs to be top-tier. Good filtering options, the number of games per section, and minimum and maximum wager amounts really improve the player experience."

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

“Definitely blackjack. It’s one of those casino games where you can deploy strategy to achieve the best possible outcome. I still enjoy other online casino games, but blackjack has the perfect blend of strategy and is fast-paced.”

Richard's top tip

“Just because a promotion lists thousands of dollars of value doesn’t always mean it’s the best. Inspect the offer further to ensure it fits your playing budget."

Richard’s areas of expertise

Richard likes all elements of the casino industry, but there are two niches that he loves the most.

Online casino reviews

Online casino reviews

The online casino industry is constantly growing with new gaming sites and new features. Richard follows a comprehensive 25-step review process to get to the bottom of what makes a great gambling site.

Promotion and bonus reviews

Promotion and bonus reviews

From deposit match offers to free spins, and no deposit promotions to loyalty schemes – Richard knows his casino bonuses. He likes to drill into the T&Cs to uncover every last detail of a promotion, saving his readers time and effort.

Richard’s favorite iGaming influencer

Lady Luck HQ

“Lady Luck does an excellent job of covering not only the casino landscape but also educational and entertaining content. This includes trying new games, competitions with her mom, and other entertaining concepts that bridge the gap between strictly informational and simply watching someone play a new game.”

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What iGaming events does Richard recommend?

There are numerous events held each year that provide insight into the industry’s future. Richard likes to keep up with the best events and recommends the following,

ICE London

ICE London

"This is easily one of the most important events with industry news and well over 40,000 attendees."

iGB Live!

iGB Live!

"This four-day conference features numerous speakers and offers information about regulations and programs dedicated to affiliates"



"Several of these events occur each year in different parts of the world and attract over 25,000 guests."

Richard's casino memories

Best gambling experience

  • “Nothing was better than my first time going to a casino. It was a bit nerve-wracking at first, as I wasn’t super familiar with the games, but I remember it fondly.”

Worst gambling experience

  • “It's definitely losing three hands in a row in blackjack with a 17, and two 18s. Sometimes that’s the way it goes, but oh man, were those some brutal bad beats!”

“Based in the United States, I look forward to online casino play expanding beyond the single-digit number of states it’s currently in. This industry deserves to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.”

Richard Janvrin
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