Jon

Game analyst

Jon Pill has been a freelance writer and gambling journalist since 2015. He writes on science, aviation, and gambling under his own name, and ghost-writes romance fiction under other people’s.

His writing on gambling strategy and news appears in numerous outlets – including Poker Tube, Best Poker Coaching, and Donkhunter – alongside his work reviewing slots for CasinoGuru, helping visitors to the site make the most of their slot-machine gaming experience.

He works from the Midlands in the UK where he does his writing, plays online poker, and constantly tries to resurrect his under-watered house plants.

You can find him on LinkedIn or read his blog.

Latest content from Jon

Michael Jackson review
2020-08-03T01:13Z
Michael Jackson review
Join Michael Jackson for the slot performance of a lifetime in this music themed slot. Excellent gameplay is accompanied by a solid RTP (96.01%) and medium volatility. The King of Pop is back!
Gypsy Moon review
2020-07-27T00:00Z
Gypsy Moon review
Pretty to look at but poisoned by a lack of RTP info, this slot is one of those what-might-have-been things. Look for another slot in your crystal ball.
Narcos review
2020-07-20T00:07Z
Narcos review
Cops and drug runners play cat and mouse in this high concept, medium-high volatility slot with an RTP of 96.23%.
5 Dazzling Hot review
2020-07-19T00:00Z
5 Dazzling Hot review
An RTP of 95.74% and a lack of bonus features are the only real downsides to this minimalist slot from EGT.
Tower Quest review
2020-07-12T23:02Z
Tower Quest review
Don your armour and charge up your mana in this fantasy-themed slot, which uses unique game mechanics to deliver a magical experience.
China Mystery review
2020-07-06T00:22Z
China Mystery review
An average RTP (96.10%), low volatility, poor gameplay and lazy visual design make this China-themed game a hard-pass for us.
China Shores review
2020-07-05T00:39Z
China Shores review
An unfortunate lack of imagination means China Shores has very little to offer the player except a middling RTP (96.10%) and medium volatility.
Lucky Hot review
2020-06-29T02:23Z
Lucky Hot review
Low volatility and RTP (95.32%) are just the worst of this mediocre slot’s many shortcomings.
Fu Er Dai review
2020-06-15T02:19Z
Fu Er Dai review
Join the silver spoon brigade in Fu Er Dai, a Chinese slot themed around young wealth. The high volatility and RTP of 96.00% appeal and so does the simple but solid gameplay.
Dead or Alive 2 review
2020-06-12T01:21Z
Dead or Alive 2 review
The West is given a melancholy paint job in this dark but popular Pekinpah-esque take on the Western with great graphics, high volatility and an RTP of 96.80%.
Trolls Bridge 2 review
2020-06-10T00:00Z
Trolls Bridge 2 review
The trick in this beautifully rendered game from Yggdrasil Gaming is to besiege the Trolls and get their treasure. While the volatility could be higher, we like almost everything else about this one.
The One Armed Bandit review
2020-06-08T00:32Z
The One Armed Bandit review
One of the best Wester themed slots we’ve reviewed, with great graphics, nice gameplay, high volatility and a reasonable RTP (96.30%).
Jungle Wild review
2020-06-05T22:20Z
Jungle Wild review
Welcome to the Amazon, or what’s left of it. Jungle Wild is a solid slot with some dodgy graphics and very little to make it stand out. The volatility is high though and the RTP around average (95.96%).
Demi Gods III review
2020-06-04T23:23Z
Demi Gods III review
Demi Gods III takes the franchise to the Viking north with a new set of gods and a new set of bonuses. It combines an RTP of 96.20% with medium volatility.
Genie Jackpots Megaways review
2020-05-31T23:28Z
Genie Jackpots Megaways review
While we would use one of our three wishes to boost Genie Jackpot Megaways’s volatility, otherwise this is a pretty solid slot.
Power Stars review
2020-05-31T00:00Z
Power Stars review
Power Stars takes a nice gimmick with its Wild symbol but fails to follow through with its low RTP (95.54%) and medium volatility.
Golden Ark review
2020-05-28T19:01Z
Golden Ark review
Low RTP undermines an otherwise good slot with high volatility and somewhat dated graphics.
Golden Offer review
2020-05-27T21:17Z
Golden Offer review
Golden Offer is a neat little slot with great features, high volatility, and a decent RTP (96.03%).
Great Blue review
2020-05-25T02:20Z
Great Blue review
High volatility and a reasonable RTP are the main selling points for this charming if basic undersea themed slot.
Versailles Gold review
2020-05-24T01:25Z
Versailles Gold review
Versaille Gold does well mathematically (RTP of 96.09% and medium-high volatility) but the visuals will see it sent to the guillotine.