About PlayCanada

PlayCanada is a national site covering Canadian gambling news and offering the low down on the gambling industry from coast to coast.

Like its US-focused sister site, PlayUSA, PlayCanada shares a simple focus: providing readers with news, information, and resources regarding the legal and regulated gambling options available to Canadians.

Interested in our editorial guidelines? Find out more about them here.

Independently owned and operated, PlayCanada has no direct affiliation with any single casino or gaming website.

Our Mission

To provide news and information regarding legal and regulated online gambling in Canada.

Contact Us

Catena Media Canada Ltd.
8661-201 Street – 2nd Floor
Langley, BC V2Y 0G9

phone: (604) 546-7477

 

 

The PlayCanada Team

Robyn McNei

Managing Editor: Robyn McNeil

Before joining PlayCanada, Robyn spent the better part of two decades as a writer and editor telling a variety of stories. Career-wise, Robyn is a bit of a ‘Girl Friday’ with experience spanning industries, including kitchens, music, film, tech, and journalism⁠ — now with a gambling bend. Robyn holds degrees in sociology and anthropology, gender and journalism. She also studied business and public relations. The proud mom lives in a newly empty nest in Nova Scotia with her rescue kitty, Edith Edna.

Dave Briggs

Managing Editor: Dave Briggs

Before joining PlayCanada, Dave Briggs spent more than 25 years as a writer and editor, mainly covering horse racing in Canada. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Western University and was a 2018 inductee into the Communicators’ Corner of the US Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Beyond a deep passion for family and music, Dave has a mostly tragic, lifelong love of Detroit sports teams. He lives in Port Stanley, Ontario, with his wife and their beloved Vizsla named California.

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Contributor: Jose Colorado

Jose Colorado is a British Columbia-based writer who’s written for PostMedia, The Vancouver Sun, The Chronicle Herald and Glacier Media Group. He also worked as the lead content writer for the National Basketball League of Canada (London). Colorado lives in Burnaby and enjoys sports, anime, writing, business and the occasional walk on the beach.

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Content Manager: Ian St. Clair

Ian St. Clair oversees all content for PlayCanada.com and the Ontario gambling market. He also manages the Play-branded sites for some of the biggest gambling markets in the US, including PlayNY.com and PlayIllinois.com. He has covered the sports betting and gambling industry for over two years and is now leading the charge in the most influential markets in America to potentially launch online casinos. A University of Northern Colorado graduate, he also has over a decade of journalism experience covering college and professional athletics. He and his wife’s three cats secretly run their house, including brothers Cheech and Chong.

Head of Production, Play Sites: Kim Yuhl

Kim Yuhl is the content lead for Play-branded sites, including PlayCanada.com. She has experience writing and reporting on poker culture and the legalization and launch of sports betting in the US. Yuhl was a business story strategist for small businesses. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications.

 

Vice President of Catena North America and Analyst: Dustin Gouker

Dustin Gouker is the Vice President of Catena North America and head of content for PlayUSA and regional Play-branded sites, including PlayCanada.com. Gouker has reported on and analyzed online sports betting, online casino, online poker and daily fantasy sports industries since 2015. He was a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer, including stops at The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner.

Licensing

PlayCanada, like other sites in Catena Media’s online network, connects those interested in legal online gambling with legitimate regional providers. To do this, we undergo vendor licensing and registration requirements in every jurisdiction where it is appropriate.

Media Inquiries

Welcome! PlayCanada covers the regulated gambling industry across Canada and in individual provinces. We’ve put together this page to help answer any media-related questions. We also have a team of experts available for interviews and commentary.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us here.

Our Play Network

PlayCanada is only one site under the Play brand. If you’re looking for specific information, you will find it on the individual regional sites, like PlayMichigan or PlayNY. Each Play team offers expert knowledge about gambling in their territory, publishing monthly revenue reports, gambling-related news, and staying on top of the latest industry developments.

Careers and Freelance Opportunities

PlayCanada is always looking for freelance writers and journalists to contribute to our news and evergreen content. No matter what’s going on in the Canadian gambling industry, it seems there’s always another story to write.

PlayCanada provides select gambling content, including operator and game reviews and news pieces covering Canada’s regional gambling laws. We work to create an environment that lets employees and freelancers sharpen and expand their skill set and offer a flexible structure suited to their talents and lives.

We are looking for writers to cover Canada’s online casinos, poker, sports betting and apps. If you’d like to help us stay on top of happenings, feel free to reach out.

Current Opportunities

Freelance gambling news writer(s)

We are looking for experienced writers or journalists to cover Canadian gambling news. Those interested should be adept at producing engaging and authoritative news content that will appeal to the casual gambler.

Freelance gambling content writer(s)

We are also looking for gambling enthusiasts to create evergreen content around sporting events, sports betting, casino games and sweepstakes, online slot reviews, sportsbooks, poker sites, and more general gambling themes.

Those interested should also be adept at producing content that’s engaging, authoritative, and appealing to the casual gambling crowd.

Freelancers should be capable of navigating a betting app or site and sharing their opinions. Being able to describe the mechanics of the app for prospective players is also required.

Desired skills and experience

  • Previous experience writing news, gambling, or sports content is an asset. Please provide links to your written work.
  • Experience conducting research.
  • Good time management and organization. Ability to meet deadlines.

If you are interested in writing news or evergreen content for PlayCanada, or our Canadian-sister site, PlayOntario, email us here. Please include your area of expertise (e.g. commercial reviews, editorial, betting guides, etc., etc.) and your rates with your query.

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