Editorial Guidelines on PlayPennsylvania

We know that the gambling industry can be complex and confusing with so many options as well as unregulated sites vying for your business. PlayPennsylvania is dedicated to providing honest, accurate and balanced coverage to help you sort through the noise.

PlayPennsylvania’s mission is to be the go-to source for readers about the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry. We take pride in supporting legal and regulated online gaming sites and educating customers about the benefits and safety of those sites.

As a prime source for gambling news and information on where to play, it’s more important than ever to be transparent about who we are and why you can trust our content.

Who we are

PlayPennsylvania, under the umbrella of Catena Media, is a credible source of gambling news in Pennsylvania which includes topics such as online casinos, sports betting, poker, the lottery, and the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos. In addition, we cover what’s happening around the gambling industry in terms of laws and regulations.

When researching stories and writing content, PlayPennsylvania strives to be fair, balanced and objective in our reporting.

Editorial integrity and commitment to responsible gambling

The safety of our readers is the most important part of our mission at PlayPennsylvania. As a licensed vendor in the state of PA, PlayPennsylvania only promotes sports betting and iGaming sites that are approved and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. This high standard assures responsible gambling safeguards are in place to protect customers and their money.

We work to provide resources to keep readers and their hard-earned money safe when gambling online and at land-based casinos. You have many options when it comes to where to play and we aim to provide objective reviews and information on the best legal options in the state.

Advertising disclosure

PlayPennsylvania is an affiliate of several legal and regulated online gambling brands within Pennsylvania. As a result of these partnerships, our site sometimes receives referral bonuses when readers redirect to online casinos, sportsbooks or poker sites. However, we maintain sole editorial independence and full control over the news content we publish.

All articles and reviews at PlayPennsylvania are meant to provide accurate and valuable information for our readers. The information comes independent of our partnerships with affiliates. Catena Media and PlayPennsylvania have no stake in any casino company and no involvement in any PA gambling operation.

Our team of gambling industry experts

Our staff of writers and editors consists of award-winning journalists who are experts on legal gambling in Pennsylvania. PlayPennsylvania’s writers bring decades of experience from notable regional and national publications and have been recognized for excellence in investigative reporting, sports journalism, news writing and much more.

The writers at PlayPennsylvania draw from their experience covering state and local government to establish and cultivate relationships to bring you the latest news on gambling legislation. When it comes to sports betting, our writers are not touts or handicappers. Instead, we present you with statistics and figures to make an informed decision. Meet our team here. 

Our Editorial Policies

Transparency in reporting

Most of PlayPennsylvania’s writers are based in-state and it allows us to build relationships with people in the industry. We also rely on first-hand sources like the PA Gaming Control Board, casino representatives, and legislators for original reporting. When we use information from other sources, we appropriately cite them.

On the rare occasion we do publish opinions, it is clearly stated in the headline and at the beginning of the article.

Robust review process

At PlayPennsylvania, we strictly adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics in our reporting. Every article posted is thoroughly reviewed for accuracy, clarity and tone. Catena Media’s copy editors fact-check the content and review for grammatical accuracy.

All articles are reviewed by our Managing Editor, Chris Imperiale. Chris studied journalism at Rutgers University and has over 10 years of experience writing and editing for both sports-centric and gambling publications. Chris has covered the legal casino and sports betting industry in Pennsylvania and other US markets since 2019.

Verification and fact-checking standards

PlayPennsylvania strives to be timely and provide breaking, important news about the PA gambling industry. However, fact-checking is never more important than the desire to be first with a story. To maintain integrity and continue to build trust, we only use credible sources and fact-check all information we publish.

Corrections policy

Mistakes happen and when they do, we identify them and correct them quickly. For continued transparency, when we make a major change or update an article due to a mistake, we add a disclaimer to the page to alert readers of the revision.

We value your feedback

We want to provide high-quality, valuable content for casino players, sports bettors, fans and those interested in the gambling industry. What questions do you have? What do you want to read more about? Let us know. Suggestions and requests are welcome.

Feel free to share your thoughts, requests or feedback by sending an email to [email protected].

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