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Lena Sciberras

Last Updated: 30/03/2022
Lena Sciberras

Product Manager

Lena Sciberras is our Casino Content Manager. Lena has been covering online casino and gambling related topics in multiple online publications. She believes in delivering fresh, useful, in-depth and unbiased information, tips, reviews and guides to the casino players around the world. Her main priority is to educate the readers about the best online slots, their mechanics and payouts.

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Who is Lena Sciberras from Casino Source?

Having worked in the online gambling industry for over 7 years, I got to see, write about and review a massive number of casino operators, online slots, and even other online casino comparison sites. As time went by, I realised that not all of those things are equal or even similar in terms of quality and trustworthiness. In a highly saturated market, the players seem to struggle to find reliable and up-to-date sources of information. A lot of online casino affiliate comparison sites seem to express only ‘’positive’’ views about certain games and operators, and I find a lot of it to be too subjective and lacking research and factual foundations.

I think that when you claim to compare casino games and casino sites, you need to base it on facts, numbers, and other sources of real data on top of your insider knowledge, while presenting the information to the reader in an interactive and digestible form. That is my strong belief and the main goal at CasinoSource. 

My Insider Knowledge Can Help CasinoSource Users To Play Better

Back in 2009, I decided to change my life and move from cold and gloomy Moscow to the paradise island of Malta. In the first few years, it became clear to me how strong and exciting the online gambling industry is on the island. It was quite easy to score a job writing about casino games since I always loved the atmosphere of the real casinos and slot arcades as a young adult and had a lot of copy-writing experience. When I discovered the world of online slots, I was hooked! Playing exciting slots and live casino games as a day job while living in a “300 days of sunshine” island country was a dream come true, and defined my future.

This career path not only let me write and review casino operators, slots and other games, it also brought an enormous opportunity to visit Las Vegas and play at the exquisite Bellagio Casino for real money. I have also been able to attend multiple industry conferences and events such as Sigma in Malta, ICE and LAC in London, IGB Live! In Amsterdam and Lisbon, and many many others. I know, I am jealous of myself!

All these events led to a massive amount of networking and I learned a lot of behind-the-scenes information about how online games are made and how online casinos actually operate. Now I am here to share this knowledge and provide the best recommendations for CasinoSource readers. 

What is my work on a day-to-day basis?

The core of my role is to push our site - be it content, features, functionality, or design - to the next level to provide the best-in-class experience for CasinoSource readers. It's a never-ending journey, as things can always be improved and developed further, but simply being on this path is already extremely satisfying.

In my day-to-day work, I deal with our casino writers and game testers, UX designers and web developers, as well as people who build the backend tools that allow us to create better offerings for the end-users. A big part of my job is ensuring that the products and projects are running smoothly and the pages we build are able to provide the most useful information and comparison tools for our players. 

FAQ’s (Ask me anything!)

As part of my job, I was extremely fortunate to visit Las Vegas for a week’s retreat - no work, just play! I could never imagine that it would be so exciting and fun. We stayed at the famous Bellagio Hotel and, of course, I got to experience the most glamorous roulette and poker tables as well as a vast number of cool and shiny slot and video poker machines. Free drinks and 5-star service that came with it didn’t ruin it for me at all. I can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel and casino to anyone. It’s pricey, but worth it! Did I win, you will ask... After a couple of winning streaks and a few losing games, I decided to stop myself and banked an overwhelming amount of $17.
Apart from the Bellagio experience and a couple of cool land-based casinos in Malta, I didn’t really have a chance to visit many others, so my first choice will always be an online casino. After all, it’s my job as well! The main perks, as I see them, are the wider choice of games, convenience, and no need to dress up or travel (even though I love it). Many online games offer better odds of winning compared to the offline versions, and you can always try the live dealer games if you wish to closely replicate the land-based type of experience. It’s a win-win for me!
I am weirdly attached to the old-school Rainbow Riches series and all sorts of Irish Luck and Leprechaun kinds of slots. Not all games in this category are of the same quality and payout opportunities, but something about them makes me happy and nostalgic. Talking about more modern ones, I am quite partial to Nolimit City slots. I love the combination of great design, unique features, and unorthodox themes. Some of my favourites are Deadwood and Punk Rocker. The fact that certain features like Megaways and other similar ones are getting more prominent among slot games developers lately is also quite exciting for me.
I love the reasonable amount of detective work that comes with trying to uncover the best games, best online casinos, most lucrative bonuses and offers for our players. It’s a bit nerdy but appealing for me. I appreciate the fact that the online gambling industry itself employs so many people with different backgrounds from tens, if not hundreds, of different countries and nationalities. It’s a very diverse, international, and fun environment, which helps you learn from the best of the best in the business, and sometimes you can make friends for life. I also love the challenge of working in an extremely saturated market, but trying (and sometimes succeeding) to develop and offer the best product out there.
Either do your own extensive research to find a trustworthy, reliable, and reasonably generous online casino to play at, or find and bookmark an equally reliable comparison site. I would shamelessly suggest that CasinoSource is one of them! Other than that, I would try to learn as much as possible about things like house edge, RTP, volatility, payouts and so on, as well as the features and functions of different slots and casino games. Try free demo games whenever possible. Get involved with jackpot slots, as they can give life-changing winning amounts. Start with lower stakes, and then build your way up. I have plenty of other tips, but you are better off reading about them on CasinoSource!
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