Mike Lake, Senior Content Writer
Mike was born in London, but after the separation of his parents, he moved to Malta with his mother at the age of 17. He graduated from a local university where he studied English. He is a wordsmith, a foremost editor and an experienced writer. He started working as a copywriter right after graduation in one of the top online casinos. He was writing casinos blogposts, editing the site's contents and policies etc. After 5 years in the establishment, he decided to take a break and he started travelling Around the World. As he puts it
I just grew tired of it all and I realized that I was young and the world is before me, I decided to live the best times of my life and yes the experiences were good.
He spent almost 2 years in Asia. During that time, he was working as a freelancer writing various articles for casinos. He journeyed to Malta, loved the atmosphere and serenity of the country and decided to settle down in Malta, He got married and continued his freelance activity. He joined OnlineCasinoRivals.com in July 2017 as a senior content writer specialising in casino reviews. He is a full-timer now, devoted to the success and objectives of OnlineCasinoRivals.com. His main roles are to check out new casinos, evaluate their quality, review and rate them. He also acts as a mentor to the junior members of content team. He loves travelling and cooking – his speciality is Thai cuisine.
Quick Facts About Mike
Name and Surname: Mike Lake
Job title: Senior Casino Reviewer
Start date: July 2017
Current location: Malta
Interests: cooking, reading, travelling
Dream destination: Brazil
Favourite slot game: Book of Ra from Novomatic
No. 1 online casino: SlotsMillion Casino
Interview with Mike
Q: Why did you decide to join OnlineCasinoRivals.com as a full timer?
A: The website is a nice initiative for solving gambler's problems and it also gives me the chance to do what I love doing best.
Q: How do you review a casino before ranking them as one of the best in the market?
A: I and my team have a set criterion to evaluate these casinos, these includes, security, licensing, reputation, website navigation, bonuses, diverse games, to name a few, recently we have added casino gamification to the list. Any casino that hopes to be ranked best by us must pass the above criteria, we also take customer's reviews of a casino into consideration before ranking it.
Q: Do you gamble?
A: Yes, I certainly do, and the experience also help me when rating a casino since I get the first-hand experience of playing in the casino.
Q: What is your favorite casino game and why is it?
A: Blackjack. Two reasons why I love playing Blackjack are: one, it’s so easy to play and two, there’s a very low house advantage.
Q: What is your role in OnlineCasinoRivals.com? What are your daily responsibilities?
A: As the senior casino reviewer, my main job is to review casinos and rate them and make sure that the casinos we are listing on our site are actually the best ones out there.
Q: What’s the most difficult thing about your job?
A: The most difficult part of my job I will say is the process of reviewing casinos itself, there are times when a casino we wanted to rate would have checked all the requirements in our criteria but we still find some bad reviews about this casino online, we then have to put the casino on a waiting list and verify the claims of customers in these reviews, most times, we find out that they are made by disgruntled customers who lost money and wants to get back at the casino.
Q: What can players do to avoid scam online casinos?
A: To avoid scam casinos, players should check for casinos that are properly licensed under the government or reputable regulators and ensure that the casino has a good reputation. Alternatively, players can simply make their choice of online casinos from our recommended lists.
Q: What do you think is the most important innovation in the casino industry?
A: Presently I think that the fact that you can play casino games online and on your mobile is still the best development in the casino industry.
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