About PlayOhio

PlayOhio covers all things gambling in Ohio. Here’s who we are, how we operate, and how to get in touch.

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Catena Media US, Inc.: 8565 S. Eastern Avenue, Ste 150, Las Vegas, NV 89123

 

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Who are the writers for PlayOhio?

Every person who writes for PlayOhio is either a full-time employee of Catena Media or a carefully vetted freelance writer. We do not accept submissions from guest writers or publish any unsolicited external content.

Meet the team!

Managing Editor: Steve Schult

Steve Schult is the managing editor of PlayOhio. A veteran of the gambling industry, Schult spent more than a decade covering high-stakes poker tournaments for some of the industry’s largest names, prior to joining the Catena Media network. Schult had stints as a writer for the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour and Card Player Media before covering the broader gambling space for Catena’s regional sites.

He received his bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Marist College and will oversee PlayOhio’s coverage of the Buckeye State’s gaming industry.

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Lead Writer: C.J. Pierre

C.J. Pierre has been covering news and sports for over a decade in both online and television mediums. The Minneapolis native received his bachelor’s from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has been in media ever since. Prior to diving into the gambling industry, Pierre covered the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Vikings and North Dakota State football as both a reporter and videographer.

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Kim Yuhl

Head of Content Marketing: Kim Yuhl

Kim Yuhl has a decade of experience writing about poker culture, the online gambling industry, and the legalization of sports betting.

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News Content Manager: Matthew Bain

Matt Bain is the news content manager for PlayOhio. The Southern California native and Iowa resident spent six years as a sports reporter and deputy sports editor for the Des Moines Register. The San Diego State alumni won nine statewide awards during his time at one of Iowa’s biggest newspapers.

Bain oversees content for several of Catena Media’s regional sites and will help shape PlayOhio’s coverage of the Buckeye State’s sports betting and casino industry.

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Contributor: Mike Breen

Mike Breen covers Ohio’s budding sports betting industry for PlayOhio, focusing on online sportsbooks and the state’s responsible gambling initiatives. He has over two decades of experience covering sports, news, music, arts and culture in Ohio.

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Contributor: Brian Cross

Brian Cross contributes sports betting, casino and lottery coverage to PlayOhio and PlayPennsylvania. He studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for more than 10 years.

Contributor: Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes regularly contributes to PlayOhio and will cover breaking news for the site. He is an author of three books and previously reported for Major League Baseball, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.

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Adam Hensley

Contributor: Adam Hensley

Adam Hensley is a journalist with experience covering online sports betting and gambling across Catena Media. His byline has appeared in the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and sites within the USA Today Network.

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What is PlayOhio?

PlayOhio is a news organization. Catena Media owns and operates PlayOhio. Catena is an international media organization traded publicly on the NASDAQ Nordic. Our network is interested in news and information about legal sports betting in the United States.

The PlayOhio mission

PlayOhio exists to help Ohio gamblers maximize their experience with the gambling activities legally available to them in the state. We provide up-to-date news coverage and a series of informational pages to serve that purpose.

We also provide bonus offers and welcome promotions related to legal gambling in Ohio.

How we write

First, we source all of our information as close to its point of origin as possible. If we report about existing Ohio laws, we base our explanations on the relevant language in the Ohio Revised Code. If there is a story about a potential new gambling law, we often speak with the authoring lawmaker about the bill. For news about wrongdoing related to Ohio gambling, we speak with Ohio Casino Control Commission officials or other regulators and members of law enforcement primarily involved with the matter.

Second, we focus on verifiable and fact-based reporting. We do not publish gossip, hearsay, or other information from sources that we cannot independently verify. We are not in the business of stirring up drama or speculating about unverifiable rumors. Our aim is to report accurate and trustworthy news and information about Ohio gambling in an objective manner.

Third, everything we write undergoes rigorous examination by copy editors, content managers and other staff members to confirm both its factual accuracy and grammatical soundness. Finally, the managing editor of the site, Steve Schult, personally reviews almost every word that appears on PlayOhio in order to lend his years of experience to the process.

Our final step is always listening to you, the reader. Our end goal is truthful and accurate reporting. Let us know if we’ve gotten something wrong or if something is unclear about our reporting. You can read more about our editorial guidelines here.

Come work for us!

Ohio gambling is on the rise, and so are we! If you have a passion for games of chance, live in Ohio, and have proven writing experience, we want to hear from you.

Visit our careers page to see our current openings, or just shoot us an email and let us know that you’re interested. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent slate of benefits. Most of all, we care about your well-being and want you to build a career with Catena.

Get in touch

If you are a member of the media, welcome. We’d be happy to help you in whatever way we can by sharing additional information or background, or by providing expert interviews or feedback to help you with your stories. For media inquiries, contact Jake Garza, digital communications strategist at Catena.

If you’re a reader and have something on your mind, let us know. We want to hear from you, no matter what it is. If you have heard about a possible Ohio gambling story you think we should check out, tell us what it is. If you have a complaint, we’ll do our best to fix it. Of course, if you just want to tell us how much you’re enjoying your time on PlayOhio, we’ll accept that, too.