Katie Kohler

Managing Editor

Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie has covered the Pennsylvania legal gambling and sports betting industry since 2019. She started her career reporting on sports and regional news for Philadelphia-area newspapers and magazines in the mid-2000s. 

As a lead writer and managing editor for PlayPennsylvania, Katie has been at the forefront of breaking news in the PA gambling industry. She broke the stories of DraftKings launching its sportsbook in Pennsylvania along with the long-awaited arrival of online poker in Pennsylvania with the debut of PokerStars. On-the-ground reporting led Katie to exclusively break the news of the Barstool-branded bar in Philadelphia and Parx Casino’s plans to add a hotel.

In her role, Katie and a team of journalists bring you the most up-to-date coverage about Pennsylvania casinos, sportsbooks, online casinos, poker sites and the Pennsylvania Lottery. She has a passion for creating unique content about what’s happening right now and what’s next in the Pennsylvania gambling industry. Katie graduated from La Salle University and earned a degree in communications. Her work has also appeared in PlayUSA, PlayNJ, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Main Line Today.

Statements on PA Gambling Industry

“Parx has gone completely smoke-free which is proving to be a case study for other casinos, showing that banning smoking does not have to impact a casino’s bottom line.”

Aug. 2022, Parx Remains Top Grossing PA Casino

“Football has spurred the current spike, but the wave that sports books are riding is about more than one game or one sport,” she said. “… Online sports books continue to expand their reach, and bettors are becoming increasingly comfortable with diverse forms of betting.”

Dec. 2021, Philadelphia Business Journal

PA gambling analysis by Katie Kohler

Must read sports betting articles by Katie Kohler

Exclusive sports media news: Barstool Sports Branded Bar Location Revealed in Philadelphia
Sports betting: DraftKings Pumps Up Parlays Ahead of NFL Season; Stock Hits 4-Month High
Sports betting: What’s new at Lincoln Financial Field for the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles season

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