Our mission

To provide news and information regarding legal and regulated online gambling in the United States

Our team


Emma Trotter: Emma worked as a Staff Writer and Editor at magazines in Las Vegas before shifting over to the corporate casino-hospitality industry, where she held positions as a Senior Digital Editor at Caesars Entertainment and Brand Marketing Manager at Wynn Las Vegas. A UNLV Journalism graduate, Emma traded writing pieces on local and national high-profile figures to be a full-time news editor.


Martin DerbyshireMartin Derbyshire: Martin Derbyshire has more than ten years of experience reporting on the poker, online gambling, and land-based casino industries for a variety of publications including Bluff Magazine, PokerNews, and PokerListings.

He has traveled extensively, attending tournaments and interviewing major players in the gambling world.


Bart Shirley: Bart Shirley is a writer and poker player from Houston, Texas. When he’s not teaching high school math and business, Bart writes about the NJ online casino industry and US online poker.

He has a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a degree in English from Texas A&M.


Steve RuddockSteve Ruddock: Steve Ruddock is an avid poker player and a veteran member of the gaming media.

His primary focus is on the regulated US online casino and poker markets. He writes for numerous online and print publications, including OnlinePokerReport.com, USPoker.com, and USA Today.


Joss WoodJoss Wood: Joss Wood writes for a number of publications in the online gambling sphere. With a special focus on international markets, he writes for LegalSportsReport.com, OnlinePokerReport.com, and others.

He also centers on sports betting, esports betting, and the emergent regulated US online gambling industry.

More about PlayUSA

PlayUSA is the national site for a series of Play-branded news and informational sites in various states, such as PlayNJ.com, PlayPennsylvania.com, PlayNY.com, and nearly a dozen others. PlayUSA and our affiliated sites have simple focus: To provide readers with news and resources related to legal, regulated online gambling options in the United States.

Our resources include:

We are an independently owned and operated commercial organization and not directly affiliated with any one casino or gaming website. Please see this page if you are interested in joining our team.

Advertising disclosure

Our funding comes via advertising relationships with a variety of legal online gaming operators. In some cases, when you visit a site – including casino sites, poker sites, and daily fantasy sports sites, we may receive financial compensation from the casino or poker site. We may also sell advertising space to various partners.

Our policy regarding advertisers is simple:

  • Advertisers have no say over the content on PlayUSA.com.
  • Our goal, first and foremost, is to provide credible, objective information about the legal online gaming options in America. We believe that this goal naturally produces the best situation for casino consumers and operators, and therefore for us as a business.
  • Any paid advertisements are clearly marked as such or appear in a format (such as banner ads) that are widely understood to be advertisements

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