Pavo Jurkic

Hello and welcome to my author page! Just like the heading suggests, my name is Pavo Jurkic. I am an avid gamer, a father of two, and a sucker for new tech gadgets. As many of you know already, I am also an experienced gambling journalist with almost a decade of experience in the industry.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, I love Volvo’s, and I’m old enough to be happy about getting socks for my birthday.

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Bachelor of Business Management


iGaming and sports/esports betting journalist

Personal Information: Avid Esports Fan and Old-School Punter

Right after graduating from college, I started doing part-time jobs as a writer for several esports-focused websites. I was an avid gamer back then (and still am, as a matter of fact) and I followed the competitive esports action too.

When esports betting skyrocketed back in 2014, I was right in the middle of it. I was placing esports bets left and right, playing around with trading bots and enjoying the good old early days of skin betting. I found my first esports betting gig roughly a year later.

Esports betting pieces were quite the craze for a few years, but I soon realised the market was changing and I needed to pivot once again. I ended up working on several sports betting affiliates, typically writing outright predictions and long-scale blogs.

That didn’t last for too long – sports betting became too monotonous for me. I had to pivot yet again, and this time I decided to follow a passion that was with me my whole life but I simply hadn’t realised I could make a job out of it. That’s basically how I ended up dissecting online casinos and writing comprehensive reviews.

Why Did I Start Working on This Project?

Even though I don’t gamble as much as I used to, I still appreciate the fine art of remaining one step ahead of the house. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why I started working on this project – helping others understand the tips and tricks that could help them minimise their losses and maximize their profit potential. Trust me, you’re going to need that if you’re thinking of playing at Ontario online casinos nowadays.

Finding the right online casino is the most essential part of the initial setup. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize this. If you opt for a poor brand, not only will your gambling experience be subpar, but you might also risk being scammed. So, take my advice and always conduct thorough research when looking for the right online casino. And remember – don’t settle for anything less than ideal!

A Closer Look at My Gambling Experience

Growing up in Bosnia, bookmakers were literally everywhere. I remember having to walk past 5 bookies on my way to school every single morning. Even though the legal gambling age in the country is 18, many were regulars long before.

That’s basically how things started. I did take a pause when I started taking college classes. But, then I got right back into it with skin gambling and my first online casino sessions. The passion exploded right away and, to be quite honest, never went away.

Here’s an unpopular opinion – I was never really a fan of bingo or horse racing. My vice was slots… well, slots and good old esports/sports betting. While I do understand the driving factors behind bingo and horse racing, they were never my cup of tea.

Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Gambling

Hindsight is a wonderful thing… or at least that’s what they say. There are lots of things I wish I had known back when I was getting my feet wet in the vast sea of online gambling. If I had known some of them, I would’ve been far better off than I am today. No worries, I’m willing to share the three key areas I wish someone would’ve pointed out ten years ago. They are as follows:

Gambling Under the Influence Is Always a Bad Idea

Yep, you’ve guessed it – I learned this the hard way. Hear my advice and don’t let it happen to you too. No matter if you’re under the influence of a few beers or some weed, the results are almost always the same – you’ll end up depositing way more than you should and you’ll lose it all. Don’t let it happen! It’s as simple as that.

Peer Pressure is Real and Quite Dangerous

This one hits home way more than it should. I’ve been there; I’ve done that. On more occasions than I’d like to admit. So, pay attention to my advice – don’t do it. Don’t let your friends influence your decisions when it comes to gambling. Even if you’re with your most loyal friends, peer pressure is still a real thing and can hurt your budget in a jiffy.

Know When to Stop and Be a Responsible Adult

Gambling is all fun and games until you’ve lost a ton of money and you still can’t scratch that itch of yours. That’s where things usually go from bad to worse. If you can’t control yourself and be a responsible adult, chances are you’ll start chasing your losses and that will seriously endanger your finances.

So, I want to emphasize the following – always be aware of your budget, never gamble with the money you can’t afford to lose, and NEVER chase your losses.

Answering the Most Common Questions

  • What are Pavo’s Favourite Slots?

    Back in the day, Pavo couldn’t get enough of Lucky Lady’s Charm. It was love at first sight; the first slot he really enjoyed playing. Even today, Pavo likes to play a few rounds when the guys show up for a drink. But, Gates of Olympus is his newly found joy. Who knows for how long it will last…

  • What is Pavo’s Favourite Football Team?

    It has to be Manchester United. They were the epitome of Pavo’s childhood. He still remembers good old UK commentators screaming “Paul Scholes oh what a beauty”. Yes, the fact that Pavo’s favourite team is Manchester United practically means he’s been on the edge of depression over the last few years.

  • Where to Find Pavo’s Gambling Reviews and Guides?

    You can find Pavo’s reviews for AGCO-licenced casinos on our website. He’s written numerous in-depth online casino reviews and guides for us and will continue doing so. If you’re interested in what Pavo has to say about the best payout Ontario casinos, you’ve come to the right place!