meet our World-class team

Frank West
Editor in chief
About Frank West
Reporter, Gaming Legislation and Politics Expert
industry expertise: Betting and Gaming Operation, Industry Trends

Frank West is a bit of an itinerant gambler. An avid traveler and freelance writer with a penchant for games of chance, Frank has hit the tables in casinos the world over and picked up a copious volume of knowledge along the way. Frank enjoys passing on what he’s learned in blog and magazine articles about gambling and teaching people how to beat the house. West regularly attends live events and conferences around the world, mostly focusing on learning more about changes in the industry so he can provide in-depth guidance to readers. 

Our writers

Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson
Game Expert, Video Poker 
industry expertise: Compliance Department, Data Analysis, Poker Betting Odds
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Nick Johnson is a lover of game theory and mathematics who is fascinated by topics such as house edge, probabilities, and casino game odds. After years on Wall Street, Johnson stepped out of the fast lane to become a freelance writer. After chasing the kids around all day, Nick loves to relax playing in online Casinos and is a life-long poker enthusiast. 

Kate Church
Kate Church
Marketing Writer and Press Officer
industry expertise: Core marketing skills, Casino Management, Casino Market Data
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A staff writer at Planet 7, Kate Church is an avid reader, professional writer and lover of games. After taking her Bachelor of Arts degree in English writing and a minor in journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, Kate became interested in the gaming industry and spent a few years as a sporting events consultant before finding her niche as an independent casino tester. When she transitioned into freelance writing, she kept her focus on the gaming industry and eventually found her match with us. 

Janae Johnson
Janae Johnson
Expert, Gambling Odds 
industry expertise: Competitions, Draws and Lotteries, Electronic Betting and Gaming, Slots Strategies
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Janae Johnson is a staff writer who loves old movies, meeting new people, exploring the great outdoors, and learning with her hands. She spent years searching for thrills and fulfillment in her work until she finally found her home at Planet 7. Johnson’s main role now is to provide independent gambling information to players who want to understand their odds before they even start playing. 

Nicola Davidson
Nicola Davidson
Senior Reporter, Industry Trends Expert
industry expertise: Freeroll Tournaments, Professional and Amateur Poker, Casino Surveillance
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Nicola Davidson, a staff writer at Planet 7, is a semi-professional rock climber and lover of poetry and games of skill. When she's not scaling mountains or at open mic night, Nicola enjoys writing about games like Blackjack and Three Card Poker and putting gaming strategies to the test. She is especially interested in advancements in mobile gaming and in honing her skills for sniffing out the best free spins and slots bonuses in the market.

our main goal

At Planet7, our team is the backbone of everything we do. We don’t just offer information – we share our experience and dig deep into the gambling industry trends because that’s what our readers and customers expect.

We Are Here For You

Our goal is not only to deliver the best news and industry insights available, but also to help improve user experience for both readers and new and experienced gamblers. We answer the most commonly asked questions, providing you with customer support via articles, news and information that help you make the most of your journey. We also pride ourselves in the personal touch we provide in everything we do – we not only understand the gaming industry but we are passionate gamers ourselves. We offer clear, unbiased coverage of everything you ever wanted to know about the industry and in-depth guidance to help you with your player journey before you even start gambling.

Our team is made of energetic, innovative professionals, so we thought you’d like to meet some of them and find out what brought them to Planet7 and how they can help you.

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For more information on the team behind Planet 7 and how we run things, visit our About Us page. Take a look at the real faces making things happen and find out how everything started.’

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