Cat Marshall – Editor at SLOTS.INFO
This is Catherine Marshall. But, please, call me Cat. That’s what friends call me and since we’re all slot fans here, we’re all friends as well.
I’m an avid casino games player. My gaming experience started with a few hands of poker on a Saturday night in my home town of Leeds and continued with blackjack and card counting. At the time, I thought blackjack to be a superior game, since it gives the players a chance to improve their game with some preparation and practice.
Moreover, I have a BSc in Applied Mathematics from York University, so analysing mathematical patterns and trying to make them work to my advantage was a challenge too great for me to pass on.
Speaking of my educational background, I went on to study Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton but dropped out. You see, it was because of a casino. It’s not what you think, though. I didn’t have a gambling addiction. I didn’t lose my tuition money gambling, either. That’s not what prevented me from getting my MA degree. In fact, it was a personal reason…
Soon after I moved to Wolverhampton, I started visiting a popular casino in Birmingham. My friends and I would go there every week. That’s where I met Tobias. We quickly fell in love, got married, and got pregnant. That’s why I decided to drop out and spend as much time with my family as possible.
My husband has taught me a lot about gambling and encouraged me to try out new things. We are a perfect fit in many ways. We love throwing private casino parties for our friends. We love travelling and exploring new places. Actually, we have visited quite a few of the world’s renowned land-based casinos. We also love comparing notes on new and upcoming slots and other games and having our own private tournaments at online casinos.
As a stay-at-home mum, I discovered the beauty of slot machines. Don’t judge – it took some time to switch to the slots side but that was mainly because I used to place all my wagers on blackjack. During the last couple of months of my pregnancy, I started playing slots as a way of coping with my anxiety. From a stress-management solution – I didn’t care much about meditation and wine was off the table – slots easily turned into my favourite pastime.
I’ve always loved writing – I used to have a couple of blogs on different topics – so I gladly joined the SLOTS.INFO team. This editor job combines my two greatest passions – slots and writing. Moreover, writing about what I enjoy doing doesn’t feel like a job as all.
As for mathematics and blackjack, I’ve put those on the back burner for now but who knows – I might get back to them some day.
My motto is “When life gives you lemons, keep your fingers crossed they are at least three and appearing on a payline”.