Mike has been overseeing and conducting most of the Pokies.bet casino and game reviews, complementing the content with useful guides and resources. Mike tests all services to gather data and evidence to support the content he creates.
His favourite pokie is Pragmatic Play’s Gates of Olympus, while he has a soft spot for Hold & Win games with progressive grand pots. His favourite online casino thus far is Wazamba, with several other excellent brands recommended based on each page’s intent.
Below you can learn more about his background and industry experience:
My background and heart lie in Greece, where I grew up and have a family. Except for traveling globally, I have resided in Canada, the UK, and the US, while currently living in Australia. I studied Media and Communications with a focus on Journalism at Newcastle University, UK, where I also got my first gambling job.
Before I even knew what an affiliate website was, I started writing content for online casinos and bingo sites licensed for the UK gambling market. A few years later I was responsible for overseeing the content of 40 brands that were slowly moving to international markets, too, like Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, and Latin America.
Although I loved working on the operator side of things, being involved in gambling affiliate sites allowed me to be objective and honest. With so many gambling sites operating worldwide, you have to be biased to promote a handful of casino sites your company owns.
The next step of my career found me conducting plans and overseeing all content activities for three big gambling affiliates targeting the USA legal casino and betting markets and sweepstakes. Learning more about the different regulations and how the big boys do business in the US casino market only grew my passion for the industry.
Since I had always been doing freelance work on the side, helping other companies increase their reach within the gambling industry, I naturally came across Pokies.bet after moving to Melbourne. What initially made me skeptical about managing and writing for the site was the questionable legal status of online casinos Down Under. Ultimately, this has turned my career into a passion.
The sheer number of offshore online casinos accepting Australians and the lack of proper regulation in the market creates a real need for people with an in-depth understanding of online gambling and how online casinos work to help unsuspected players navigate the murky waters. Pokies.bet has been my personal project for several years now, and I always stay true to our company’s values by sourcing evidence-driven content without being influenced by potential profits or outside interests.
Naturally, I will make errors and this is where the rest of the team comes into place, fact-checking and verifying all information before it gets published on Pokies.bet. I also appreciate everyone who took the time to read and contribute to the content I put out. I’ll do my best to keep the good work going and I am open to feedback from fellow players!
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Michael has reviewed and verified all information on this page. Having worked in the iGaming industry for over 8 years, he is the most capable person to help you navigate online casinos, pokies, and the Australian gambling landscape.