Melissa Kruger is the girl of the gang and the brains of the band! She graduated with a BSC in computer science from Wits and uses her skills to head the IT department at a Joburg startup. In her spare time, Melissa can be found with her first love – poker (OK, her second love … her first love is her better half, Simon). You’ll regularly find her playing Texas Hold ‘em at poker tournaments at Montecasino – which is her favourite poker haunt – playing and applying her flair for analytics and strategy. She’s also not a bad player and has cashed more times than she’ll humbly admit! When she’s not taking part in poker tournies, Melissa plays online poker and online casino games of skill such as blackjack, jogs to keep fit and has a real passion for coffee (don’t even try speaking to her before her for morning affogato!). Melissa brings her love for poker and casino games to PlayCasino.co.za. This is our go-to lady for anything skills related. She writes all our gaming guides and knows exactly how to get the message across in a clear and concise way. Melissa also loves poring over world news sites and regularly brings you updates about the industry at home and overseas.