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Darren Cooper


Darren Cooper is a staff writer for PlayUSA. He’s been a sports writer in the Northeast since 1998 and developed a keen interest in covering the gaming, casino and sports betting industry and has written for multiple additional Play state sites. He always bets responsibly although his grandfather did have a secret system for betting on the ponies at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

Darren likes to break down the issues in today’s gaming world and explain what they mean to the consumer, why they should care about a hiring trend, a new sportsbook opening or a new license being awarded. While the business is just that, a business, what a player or consumer wants is really the driving force in the industry.

An award-winning writer of profiles and columns, Darren has covered the Super Bowl, the Yankees, Penn Relays and football games coast-to-coast building a large social media following….and hockey jersey collection. He’s been a minor league baseball announcer. He’s broadcast wrestling, football, basketball and volleyball games. He earned his broadcast journalism degree from Louisiana State University.

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Virginia stars down inflation:

Future of sports betting:

Breaking in new Ohio sportsbook app:

Nancy Kerrigan tour:

Study shows iGaming partnership works:

Additional Play site articles

PlayCalifornia: Baseball cards get new life online

PlayLouisiana: Place your Mardi Gras bets.

PlayLouisiana: The Historic Fair Grounds

PlayColorado: All-time best hockey sweaters

PlayOhio: Super Bowl odds

PlayFlorida: The Great American Race

PlayKansas: 5 Greatest March Madness Moments

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