About PlayCanada

PlayCanada is a national site covering Canadian gambling news and offering the low down on the gambling industry from coast to coast. Along with PlayOntario, PlayCanada is part of a duo of Canadian-focused sites covering all things gambling in Ontario across the country.

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
11700 W. Charleston BLVD #170 – 520
Las Vegas, NV 89135

PlayCanada team

Editor and analyst: Dustin Gouker

Dustin Gouker is a leading sports betting and online gambling writer and analyst in the United States. He’s covered the industry from the early days of DraftKings and FanDuel to the rapid  expansion of online sports betting in the US and beyond. He has been a journalist in the sports and gambling industries for more than twenty years.

Site Runner, Editor, Writer: Robyn McNeil

 As Site Runner, Robyn McNeil oversees news content for PlayCanada. Essentially the Managing Editor of news content, McNeil works with contributors to ensure news is covered, edits their stories, and contributes content of her own. With almost 20-years of writing and editing experience, McNeil is newer to the gambling beat; and she finds it entirely fascinating.

Lead writer: Katarina Vojvodic Zimonjic

Zimonjic is a Toronto-based gambling writer with a master’s degree in journalism. Before joining PlayCanada, she was part of the AskGamblers crew, where she reported about the world of online casinos and interviewed iGaming experts. In the industry for five years, Zimonjic is an expert in online slots. When not working, she is most likely running, eating spicy food, or playing with her kids.

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.

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

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 Zack Hall, our Media Relations Lead.

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. You can meet our team here .

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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