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. PlayPennsyvlania is dedicated to providing honest, accurate and balanced coverage to help you sort through the noise.
Playin Pennsylvania’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
Playin Pennsylvania, 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, Playin Pennsylvania 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 Playin Pennsylvania. As a licensed vendor in the state of PA, Playin Pennsylvania 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.
Playin Pennsylvania 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 Playin Pennsylvania are meant to provide accurate and valuable information for our readers. The information comes independent of our partnerships with affiliates. Catena Media and Playin Pennsylvania 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. Playin Pennsylvania’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 Playin Pennsylvania 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 Playin Pennsylvania’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 Playin Pennsylvania, 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 site runner, Katie Kohler. Katie is an experienced, award-winning writer and editor with over 20 years of experience. She has covered the Pennsylvania gambling industry since 2019.
Verification and fact-checking standards
Playin Pennsylvania 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.
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.
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