New Markets Director
Jessica Welman is the Managing Editor of PlayCT and many other sites under the Play brand. As the Managing Editor of PlayPennsylvania, she learned the ropes of how to cover a state expanding gambling options. Prior to that, she was a journeyman poker reporter with bylines for WSOP, WPT, BLUFF, and Card Player.
Grant Lucas is a longtime sportswriter who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant has written everything from columns to features to game recaps for teams like Oregon State and the Portland Trail Blazers and sports like basketball and golf.
Matthew has covered efforts to legalize and regulate online gambling since 2007. His reporting on the legalization of sports betting began in 2010 with an article for Playboy Magazine. Now, his insights and reporting can be found on a range of Play sites. A USC journalism alum, Matt started his career as an LA Daily News sportswriter. He has written on a variety of topics for Playboy, Men’s Journal, Los Angeles magazine, LA Weekly, and ESPN.com.
Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business, and sports law. When he isn’t working, he spends his time collecting baseball cards and helping his wife Audrey serve their two Munchkin cat overlords.
George Myers is a writer with extensive experience in both news and sports reporting. He has primarily covered baseball and football, along with the intersection of sports and lawmaking.
Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor, and designer. Co-host of the Legal Sports Report podcast, he is also the Head of Content for our parent company, Catena Media US.
More about PlayCT
Just as the name suggests, PlayCT serves as the Connecticut-focused arm of the Play brand of gambling news sites, providing readers with the latest and most accurate news regarding legal gambling in the Constitution State.
Indeed, PlayCT covers all happenings regarding efforts to legalize sports betting and online gaming, the Connecticut Lottery, and any other existing or potential new form of gaming in Connecticut.
We are not directly affiliated with any specific casino, sportsbook, online sports betting app, or gaming website. We are an independently owned and operated commercial organization.
Career and freelance opportunities
Interested in contributing to our efforts of covering the Connecticut gambling industry?
From sports betting to casino news to legislative action, PlayCT puts in the effort to inform and entertain readers in the Constitution State. And as we grow, we are always looking for writers in the area to help PlayCT improve.
Be part of a team that breaks the latest news, provides in-depth features, and educates readers who want to learn more about the Connecticut gambling industry.
Here is a quick look at the ideal writer:
- Familiarity with the gambling industry, with specific knowledge of Connecticut as a plus
- Experience covering news or writing content for internet-based outlets
- Knowledge of SEO best practices also a bonus
Those interested in being part of PlayCT can contact us and provide their experience and some links to content they have produced.
Our funding comes via advertising relationships with several legal online gaming operators. In some cases, when you visit a site, including online sportsbooks, casino sites, poker sites, and daily fantasy sports sites, we may receive financial compensation from the casino or poker site. We may also sell advertising to various partners.
Our policy regarding advertisers is simple:
- Advertisers do not have a say over the content on PlayCT.com.
- Our goal is always to provide credible, objective information about legal online gaming options in Connecticut, specifically, and more generally throughout the US. We believe that this goal naturally produces the best information for both customers and operators, and therefore for us as a business.
- We clearly mark all paid advertisements or advertisements appear in a format (such as banner ads) that are widely understood to be advertisements.