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Lauren Harrison

Written by: Lauren Harrison

Having specialized as a copywriter, casino critic, and analyst for multiple gambling jurisdictions over the last eight years, Lauren came on board to help execute the cabbie vision in early 2020. Charged with populating and editing the site, undertaking the research, and collecting the data that is the backbone of Casino Cabbie, you can find out more about Lauren or get in touch with her via LinkedIn.

how casino cabbie started

How Casino Cabbie Started

I'd worked closely with Alex freelance for about two years before he approached me regarding Casino Cabbie. He already had the brand nailed, and we conjured up a pretty swish content strategy for a gambling review site built on reliable data and analysis alongside expert gaming advice. All that was needed were a hella load of words, a lot of primary data creation, and some downright demon coding and networking with basically zero funding - no problemo, right? 

Alex is the kind of get-things-done guy - hence he's at the helm of Cabbie affiliate connections. As a perfectionist who loves to learn. He knows content and SEO inside out (having managed a site for a top firm for years), but he's built to code whatever we can conjure up to help US players get a better deal. 

As Cabbie's content editor, I'm more of a get-to-the-gritty-details copywriter who'd take hard facts and legal data over opinion any day of the week. While that might not sound appealing, it makes for grade-A content and some wicked data analysis alongside a lot of counting and firsthand testing - everything you see on Casino Cabbie is created or based on primary data that we collect.

There's no avoiding the fact that between us, we're a small break-away brand and a start-up lacking experience (we've been learning as we go, so we won't say zero), but this is what's different about us, and makes Casino Cabbie a standout review site.

We're incredibly proud to be licensed to legally recommend casino sites in the US; it's a sign of our authority on the matter and that our content and recommendations are legitimate.

background and education

Background and Education

If you know about European gambling, you'll be aware of the Malta Gambling Authority. It's one of Europe's biggest gambling licensing bodies, and it opens the door to the free market for iGaming operators. What you might not know is that this small Mediterranean island also has business-friendly tax laws, meaning shareholders can claim a 5/7 rebate. These factors make it the perfect European home for gambling operators, suppliers, and secondary industries. It was also where I found myself living in 2016.

In Malta, the iGaming industry employs over 10,000 people, bringing over €1.5 billion a year in revenue to the Economy, not including the secondary industries that serve the iGaming market.

Naturally, living there and with a working background in teaching (and, therefore, a sound understanding of language construction), plus a lifelong love of language, I quickly found myself drawn into the content creation and affiliate industry, working freelance at the same company as Alex. 

Eight years down the line, I've worked on some pretty big casino contracts, featured regularly on the industry's top news sites, written literally hundreds of casino reviews, and currently work as the editor of Casino Cabbie. It's been a pretty wild ride.

Education

  • 2011-2014: University of Northampton: BA International Development - First Class.
  • 2017-2018: University of Malta: MA Diplomatic Studies - Honors.
quick fire question round

Quick Fire Question Round

Years working in iGaming

Eight+

Favorite slot studios

Booming Games, 4 The Player, ReelPlay, High5Games, and Fantasma.

What was the first casino game you fell in love with? 

Blackjack is a game I've loved since childhood and played during family holidays, betting match sticks in a tent.

Favorite real money game now? 

Blackjack, especially live dealer games, has a special place in my heart, but a big part of my job now is following slot releases. I play a lot of new slot games and get to stay on top of all the latest trends, which makes me a pretty keen spinner.

Favorite US casino and why

Uhh, I have a few: I'm a big fan of no wagering bonuses because of the freedom they provide, so I love BetRivers and FanDuel for this; no minimum banking limits are great, so StarDust and DraftKings for that, but all-round gaming experience and lobby size, I'd pick Borgata or BetMGM every time as they have hundred more games than competitors and always have exclusive options.

Most money you've won on a casino game

I'm not a high-stakes gambler; I like cheap games and casual punts - I'm not about playing the game. While this tends to mean I bet low, I did win around $250 on an online slot machine bonus round once. 

Tournaments - take them or leave them? 

There's one high-stakes area of an online casino I can't resist, and that is tournaments. I usually join when there's a promo to make things even more appealing!

Why the USA? 

Affiliate marketing is wild and filled with well-resourced companies. To have a fair shot at getting into the iGaming market, we needed to enter somewhere fresher and, due to the requirement of an affiliate license, less competitive. The idea of making a mark on a newer market also appealed as there is lots happening 24/7 with new states legalizing gambling and new games, software, and operators hitting the market. 

get in touch

Get in Touch

We love hearing from interested parties. Whether it's cause you like what we're doing or want to come on board for an interview, you can reach out to me via my Linkedin profile or send me an email at: [email protected]

Content Types

Content Types
Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #172

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #172

This week in US iGaming news, we've got new online casinos, protests, bet bans, and potentially lower taxes. Join us for the full story: - Fanatics sportsbook and casino launches in Michigan - Resorts workers protest against New York online casino bill - Ohio bans prop bets - Jackpocket Casino gets ICAP certification - Iowa lawmakers look to lowering casino taxes - And our slot game of the week is Zodiac Lantern Tiger Slot by Light & Wonder
Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #171

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #171

It's been a record-breaking week for US gambling as: - The American Gaming Association announces the third year of consecutive growth as total revenue figures for 2023 roll in. - The DOI settles new regulations, adding clarity and allowing for gaming off reservation land - Caesars acquires WynnBet MI - The NJDGE announces total gaming revenue is up 28% in January and drops misconduct case against Evolution - Evolution and Caesars strike a deal to collaborate on new live dealer studios - And our slot game of the week is the trending 4 Fantastic Fish from 4ThePlayer Get stuck in and read all about it!

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Jackpocket Casino USA Bonuses

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #170

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #170

​​The Super Bowl excitement might be over, but there's still plenty going down in the US iGaming industry. This week: - The count is in: GeoComply records 14,750 bets per second before the Super Bowl kick-off - Alabama's House of Reps approves casino, lottery, and sports betting bill - WynnBET says goodbye to The Empire State, agreeing to sell its licensee to PENN Interactive and ESPN Bet - Stakelogic gets Rhode Island supplier license - BetMGM and X become exclusive partners - And our game of the week is Raging Rex 3 by Play'n GO

Jackpocket Casino USA Review

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Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #169

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #169

This week in US gambling news: - The American Gaming Association predicts $23.10bn will be bet on Sunday’s Super Bowl - The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States teams up with the UK Gambling Commission to explore what iGaming legislation across the USA could look like - Jackpocket becomes NJ’s newest online casino - Nevada announces total gambling revenue of $15.5bn for 2023 - And our slot game of the week is Blazing Bison Gold Blitz, distributed by DGC in the US.
Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #168

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #168

Ready to catch up with the hottest headlines from the US gaming industry? This week, we’re talking about: - North Carolina’s upcoming sports betting market launch - The two new online sports betting bills that have just landed in front of Mississippi’s lawmakers - The Nevada Gaming Control Board hack - Atlantic City’s proposals to ban smoking at casinos - EveryMatrix landing approval to supply online casinos in Pennsylvania with market-leading games - Who’s on the advertising roster for this year’s Super Bowl - Hacksaw Gaming going live at Hard Rock Bet, NJ - And our game of the week is DraftKings' Rocket
Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #167

Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest #167

It’s been a busy week in US iGaming, so buckle up as we take you on a whistle-stop tour of all the highlights. In edition #167, we’re covering: - The new revenue records set by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan in 2023 - Wazdan going live at Hard Rock Bet NJ - Hacksaw Gaming launching at BetRivers NJ - The new regulatory action taken against Stake.us, Predictionstrike, LuckyLand Slots, and Chumba Casino in Michigan - And our game of the week is Crazy Time by Evolution Gaming
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