About EGR Global

EGR Global (eGaming Review) is the world’s leading B2B publisher and membership networking group for the online gaming and gambling industry, featuring consistent exclusive news, interviews and expert comment from the most influential people in the sector.

The EGR website features up-to-the-minute coverage of breaking news, analysis and opinion from across the egaming industry. And as publisher of the industry’s only monthly B2B titles, EGR is also able to offer its readers more up-to-date insight on the big issues than any other egaming business publication.


Together, they provide the online gaming industry with its most comprehensive and current source of business news and market intelligence.


EGR Global consists of its flagship EGR Intel title and four sister brands:


EGR Technology



EGR Compliance



EGR Marketing



EGR North America


Unrivalled portfolio of events & publications


EGR also runs an unparalleled portfolio of global events throughout the year. This includes Briefings, Summits, webinars and the annual Power 50 Summit, as well as hosting the sector’s largest and most respected awards ceremony, the EGR Operator Awards.

In addition, EGR publishes a range of industry reports and research, showcased in both the magazine and online. These cover the key industry sectors, including sports betting, casino, bingo, poker and affiliates, as well as specialist reports such as jurisdictions and payments.

As experts in egaming business information, EGR understands the needs of both its readers and the industry, giving it an unparalleled reputation with the people who matter.

Meet the team

Melanie Dayasena-Lowe

Managing editor

T:  +44 (0) 20 7832 6561

E: m.dayasena-lowe@egr.global

Melanie has worked as a journalist for over 20 years across a variety of B2B publications covering online gambling, cruise ship technology, business travel, broadcast technology, accountancy and law. She is responsible for overseeing the editorial production process for all brands at EGR Global.


Julian Rogers

Digital editor

T: +44 (0)7771 501591

E: j.rogers@egr.global

Julian has been a journalist for over 15 years, having previously worked as a newspaper reporter and covered the financial and oil & gas sectors for B2B publications. He has been reporting on online gambling for the past eight years and joined EGR Global as digital editor in April 2020.


Joe Levy

News editor

T: +44  (0)7889 809 028

E:  joe.levy@withintelligence.com

Joe Levy joined the EGR Global team as reporter in January 2020 before quickly rising up the ranks to become news editor in September 2022.

Joe leads EGR‘s editorial output across EGR Intel, Technology, Marketing and Compliance. He previously worked at SportsPro Media, The Independent and Mundial. Joe is 2nd Dan Black belt and Sensei in Ju-Jitsu.


Robert Simmons, reporter, EGR Global

Robert Simmons

Editor, EGR North America

T: +44  (0) 20 7832 6638

E: r.simmons@egr.global

Robert has been a journalist and blogger for more than five years, having switched careers from the financial services sector to study journalism at the London School of Journalism to pursue his passion for writing. Starting out as an intern at Gambling Insider, Robert joined EGR in 2018. In June 2021 Rob was appointed editor of EGR North America and leads EGR’s US coverage.


Joe Crilly

Senior reporter

T: +44  (0)7850 518 164

E: j.crilly@pageantmedia.com

Having spent time studying in both the UK and the US, his first foray into the world of gambling came when Joe started working in a William Hill shop in his hometown of Chester. Rising through the ranks at the company to become head of sport PR, he decided on a change from B2C promotion of the industry to writing about it on the B2B side. Joe works across the Intel and Marketing titles at EGR Global. In a former life, he won a couple of gold medals in rowing for GB juniors.


Matthew Wojciow


T: +44 7890399611

E: matthew.wojciow@egr.global

Matthew has been a journalist for almost three years since graduating from the University of Derby in 2019. Matthew has a mainly sport focused background having worked for various football clubs such as Brentford, Charlton and West Ham United, as well as having a regular column in the Sunday Times and covering women’s football for the FA. Matthew joined EGR Global in February 2022 as a reporter, mainly heading up the compliance coverage as well as working on the Intel brand.


Sam Compagnoni

Group commercial director

T: + 44 (0) 20 7832 6554

E: sam.compagnoni@egr.global

Sam discovered his love of the egaming industry when he joined EGR in 2009 as a subscription sales person, since then he has occupied every sales and commercial role in the business before taking over as commercial manager in 2014, and as commercial director in 2020. Sam is responsible for commercial team, and oversees all partnerships and delivery across the EGR events and advertising portfolio, including global summits, briefings, webinars and more.


Debbie Robson

Commercial manager

T: + 44 (0) 20 7832 6551

E: debbie.robson@egr.global

Experienced commercial manager with a demonstrated history of working in the gaming and publishing industry. Skilled in sales, CRM, event management and account management. Strong sales professional with over 15 year experience, graduated from Newcastle College.


Katie Renton

Head of events content

T: +44 (0) 20 7832 6579

E: k.renton@egr.global

Katie has over six years’ experience working in conference production and events management, starting in the education sector and recently moving across to gaming. She is currently responsible for the content creation and delivery of the EGR events portfolio, including global summits, briefings, webinars and more.


Vladimir Baiden

Key account manager

T: +44(0)20 7139 1590

E: Vladimir.baiden@egr.global

Vladimir Baiden joined the EGR team in 2022 as a key account manager. He comes from the world of data and analytics and was responsible for helping grow enterprise accounts by directing clients to data and insight that bolstered project growth. Now Vlad is working on EGR’s key and corporate accounts and serving them in the same way.


Oli Hellicar

New business development manager

T: +44 207 832 6630
E: o.hellicar@egr.global

Oli Hellicar joined the team as a new business development manager in April 2022. He previously worked in sales and account management within business intelligence and data since 2014. Please feel free to reach out to Oli if you do not have a subscription to EGR and wish to learn more!


Chris Su

Key account manager

E: c.su@egr.global

Chris Su joined the EGR team in May 2022 as a key account manager. With previous sales experience working in the online poker scene, he joins EGR to help manage and grow new and existing accounts.


Paul Gilbert Racho

Data processing assistant

E: paul.racho@withintelligence.com

Paul joined EGR Global July 2022 as a data processing assistant. His previous experience includes working for Conduent for six years as a data entry associate and more recently PMAX GLOBAL Philippines Branch as a data entry coordinator for almost four years. In his free time he enjoys playing video games or esports games like DOTA 2, NBA 2K and CS-GO.