Dave Briggs

Managing Editor

Dave Briggs is a managing editor and writer for Catena Media. His expertise is covering the gambling industry in North America with an emphasis on the casino, sports betting, horse racing and poker sectors. He is currently reporting on the gaming industries in Canada and Illinois.

Briggs has appeared on CTV, CP24 and has been quoted often by The Canadian Press for his professional opinion about the growth of Ontario’s gambling sector.

Before joining PlayCanada, Briggs spent more than 25 years as a writer and editor covering North American horse racing. For 18 years, he was the editor of The Canadian Sportsman, covering the harness racing industry. He also spent more than five years as the editor of Canadian Thoroughbred magazine. 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. He has won 25 national writing awards for his coverage of the horse racing industry.

Beyond a deep passion for family and music, Dave has a mostly tragic, lifelong love of Detroit sports teams. The LaSalle, Ontario native has long lived in the Lake Erie beach town of Port Stanley, Ontario with his wife, Laura, and their beloved Vizsla named California.

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