The PlayOntario team
All of the content you see on PlayOntario is written, edited and reviewed to the highest professional standards. Every bit of information you read on PlayOntario.com comes from professionals who write about the legal gambling industry for a living. So, without further ado, here are the superstars of PlayOntario:
Lead Writer and Managing Editor: Dave Briggs
Before joining PlayOntario, Dave 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 U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Beyond a deep passion for family and music, Dave has a mostly tragic, life-long love of Detroit sports teams. He lives in Port Stanley, Ontario.
Read more from Dave Briggs here.
Content Manager: Jenn Montgomery
Jenn Montgomery is the Regional Content Manager for PlayOntario, PlayCanada and PlayNY. Previous to Catena Media, she spent 20 years as a copy editor, content manager and graphic designer at multiple newspapers in the Midwest and Central Oregon. Montgomery has received numerous awards for her design work from the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Head of Production, Play Sites: Kim Yuhl
Kim Yuhl is the content lead for Play-branded sites, including PlayOntario.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 PlayOntario.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.
Who We Are
PlayOntario.com is an Ontario-centric site for a series of Play-branded news and informational sites operated by Catena Media throughout North America. We cover all aspects of the recently legalized Ontario online gambling industry, including casino and sports betting, and also charitable gambling, horse racing and lottery.
We are not directly affiliated with any specific casino, sportsbook, mobile sports betting app or gaming website. We are an independently owned and operated commercial organization. PlayOntario is part of the Catena Media network. Catena Media owns and operates dozens of sites across North America, all of which cover the legal gambling industry. Every gambling site that we discuss is a legal and regulated entity.
PlayOntario is an affiliate news site. While you may find advertisements for legal Canada gambling sites, the companies behind the ads do not have a say in our editorial content. Each of these advertisements is the result of our affiliate partnerships with these companies. We do not accept paid advertising offers of any kind.
Our funding comes via advertising relationships with several legal online gaming operators. In some cases, when you visit a site, including online sportsbooks, 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 to various partners.
Our policy regarding advertisers is simple:
- Advertisers do not have a say over the content on PlayOntario.com.
- Our goal is to provide credible, objective information about legal online gaming options in Canada We believe that this goal naturally produces the best information for both customers and operators, therefore for us.
- We mark all paid advertisements or advertisements that appear in a format (such as banner ads) that are widely understood to be advertisements.