Richard Janvrin is both a casino and sports writer for The Game Day. Richard graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2018 with a degree in English/Journalism. With this degree, Richard got his start by writing fantasy football and NFL content and then writing reviews for both online casinos and sportsbooks.
Heading into his first position, Richard was mainly focused on sports, but through these assignments all those years ago, Richard discovered he had a newfound interest in casino play. Through focusing on this environment for years now, Richard feels more than confident in his ability to explore casino gaming but knows there is always more to learn in the ever-evolving landscape.
Richard went on to join The Game Day Casino at the end of August 2021 and has written all types of content for the site and prides himself on presenting information in a conversational tone and making things as easy and clear to understand as possible.
He knows that a lot of the casino information can be overwhelming as it evolves and expands every day, whether it’s new states legalizing this gaming type of new online casinos coming to the state.
Strategy Is Key
Richard’s favorite casino game is Blackjack. This is because there are some strategies to deploy while playing and the reveal of the dealer’s hand creates an excitement unlike any other.
Some of his favorite strategies for Blackjack are to always avoid paying for insurance and any time he hits 17, he stands pat.
With his sports betting background, Richard always enjoys an informed decision when it comes to this kind of gaming, so with that, slots, while fun and exciting, take the strategy element away.
While slots are not necessarily his go-to game, slots definitely provide a way to just sit back and relax while giving a high level of excitement.
Richard does admit, though, that through writing about slots and exploring so many different titles, there are some slots that are hard to deny how infectious they are and how well they set up the soundtrack and the aesthetics.
Yes, Richard is a big fan of aesthetics when it comes to casino games.
Some of his favorite slot games include 88 Fortunes, Hell’s Kitchen, Cats, and really any licensed slots.
Discovering Better Bonuses
For online casinos, Richard recommends always looking at wagering requirements for welcome bonuses, especially with deposit bonuses—these can get exorbitant in a hurry.
His stance has changed on his favorite welcome bonus since starting, but now, he always recommends risk-free play periods and if you can find them, always get the free spin or no-deposit bonus offers.
In his free time, Richard is a dad to an 11-year-old boy, writes metal music, has played in bands, and works on his YouTube channel where he mainly reviews music.
His favorite bands include Emmure, ten56., Knocked Loose, and Wage War.
Richard is not a big gamer, but when he does play, he enjoys playing World of Warcraft, which he has played since 2007, and the Madden franchise, where he starts more franchises than anyone he knows and always tries to rebuild the worst teams in the league.