Jessica Welman: Jessica Welman is the managing editor of PlayIndiana. A longtime poker media presence, Jessica has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and served as the managing editor for WSOP.com and PlayPennsylvania.com.
Derek Helling: 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.
Grant Lucas: Grant Lucas is a longtime sports writer who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant has covered games and written features and columns surrounding prep sports, Linfield and Oregon State athletics, the Portland Trail Blazers and golf throughout his career.
Kim Yuhl: Kim Yuhl worked as a business story strategist for small businesses before transitioning to the online gambling industry. Kim has over five years of experience writing and reporting on poker culture and the legalization and launch of sports betting in the US. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in communications and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing.
Dustin Gouker: Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer — including stops at The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner.
Dave Golokhov: Dave Golokhov has been in sports media and sports betting for over 15 years, writing for AskMen.com, FOXSports, The Baltimore Sun and hosting several shows on Sirius Satellite Radio. He’s also the founder of WERSTARS, a website and app to save the moments of your life.
Nicholaus Garcia: Nick comes from West Texas where he graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in psychology. After a five-year stint in Chicago, where he wrote about local politics and graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, he moved to Washington, D.C. to write about issues related to gambling policy, sports betting and responsible gaming.
Matthew Waters: Matthew Waters is a reporter covering legal sports betting and the gambling industry. Previous stops include Fantini Research and various freelance jobs covering professional and amateur sports in Delaware and the Philadelphia area.
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