About PlayLouisiana.com

PlayLouisiana operates under the network of Play-branded sites that offers news and resources as they pertain to legal and regulated gambling.

Our mission: Provide readers with unbiased, helpful and entertaining information relating to legalized gambling in Louisiana, including sports betting, tribal casinos, lottery and daily fantasy sports.

Independently owned and operated, PlayLouisiana features an editorial and reporting team that enjoys full control over news content that is published. We do not have ownership interest in any land-based or online sportsbooks or tribal casinos.

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Catena Media US, Inc.: 8565 S. Eastern Avenue, Ste 150, Las Vegas, NV 89123

(646) 543-0245

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Meet the PlayLouisiana team of experts

Who are behind PlayLouisiana? The Louisiana-focused site boasts a variety of industry veterans and experts as well as professional journalists who have covered regulated gambling, sports and business.

As well as crafting stories for our state, the staff at PlayLouisiana have also lent their knowledge and credibility to several local media outlets. Find some of our media appearances here.

Senior Managing Editor/Lead Writer: Grant Lucas

Grant Lucas, site runner and lead writer for PlayLouisiana, is a longtime sportswriter who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Prior to covering legalized gambling, Grant, a graduate of Linfield College, has produced stories on golf, Oregon State, and the Portland Trail Blazers.

PlayLouisiana Contributor: Matthew Kredell

Matthew Kredell has reported on efforts to legalize and regulate online gambling since 2007. Now, his insights can be found on a range of Play-branded sites. The USC journalism alum began his career as an LA Daily News sportswriter and has been featured in PlayboyMen’s JournalLos Angeles magazine, LA Weekly, and ESPN.com.

PlayLouisiana Contributor: Marian Rosin

Marian Rosin is a freelance writer that has written on a variety of topics including publications like Upnest and Psychology Today. Marian brings experience in the gambling sector as the senior copywriter for Isle of Capri casinos.

PlayLouisiana Contributor: Derek Helling

A freelance journalist, Derek Helling resides in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to reporting on gaming news, Derek has also covered esports, sports business, and sports law. When away from work, he spends his time collecting baseball cards and helping his wife serve their two Munchkin cat overlords.

PlayLouisiana Lead Analyst: Dustin Gouker

Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor, and designer. Dustin also co-hosts the Legal Sports Report podcast.

Our Parent Company: Catena Media

While exclusive to Louisiana, PlayLouisiana is just one of the dozens of Play-branded and state-specific sites in the Catena Media network. In order to operate as a media site providing information regarding the legal gambling industry, we must go through vendor licensing and registration to ensure we stick to strict guidelines.

Our content

Throughout the PlayLouisiana website, readers will discover an array of content:

  • News articles covering gambling laws and regulation, riverboat and land-based casinos, sports betting and the lottery
  • Reviews for online sportsbooks active or soon to launch in Louisiana
  • Resource pages pertaining to legal gambling options in Louisiana
  • Pages for professional sports teams in the state and how to legally bet on them
  • Explainers on how to wager on sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) as well as guides to better understand legal sports betting
  • Video updates on the latest happenings regarding Louisiana gambling

At PlayLouisiana, readers can trust our content to be:

  • Factual
  • Informative
  • Unbiased
  • Transparent
  • Honest

Our editorial process and policies

At PlayLouisiana, it’s of the utmost importance that we provide trustworthy, reliable resources and information as they relate to legal and regulated gambling in Louisiana. Citing only reputable sources, our work shines with credibility, honesty and transparency.

To ensure all of this, the PlayLouisiana team follows these editorial guidelines:

  • All editorial content is in no way affected by our advertising relationships. We have editorial independence.
  • We aim to only publish objective and credible information regarding legal sports betting and gambling in Louisiana. In doing so, we establish ourselves as a reliable resource for bettors as well as individuals wanting to learn more about regulated gambling in the state.
  • We welcome any feedback from readers, as we want to ensure all of our information remains up to date. For any corrections or general inquiries, please email us.

Advertising disclosure

When navigating through PlayLouisiana, readers might notice some advertisements for regulated gambling sites in Louisiana. While we have affiliate partnerships with those companies, they do not have editorial control of our content. What’s more, each brand that we promote is legally licensed to operate in Louisiana through the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

In addition to not accepting paid advertising outside of these partnerships, we do not publish guest posts or submissions. We at PlayLouisiana only post stories from our team of professional journalists and experts on the Louisiana gambling industry.

While we do benefit financially from these partnerships, the goal at PlayLouisiana remains: Provide credible, objective information about legal online gaming options in Louisiana. This mission serves as the best tactic for customers, operators, readers and us at PlayLouisiana.

Contact us / media inquiries

If you would like to tap into our team of experts and analysts, our team at PlayLouisiana is here to help. Our reputation, experience and knowledge can provide any help you need to provide informational, reliable and credible stories relating to legal sports betting, casino gambling, lottery and daily fantasy sports.

For media inquiries, reach out to our Head of Media Relations, Zack Hall at [email protected].