About Us

PlayMichigan is the No. 1 local resource for news and information about all things regarding Michigan online gambling. We offer extensive coverage of online casinos and sports betting, as well as Detroit’s retail casinos and tribal casinos across the state. Read to below to learn who we are, how we operate, and how to get in touch with us.

The PlayMichigan Mission

Our Mission is simple: To offer readers objective and useful information and resources pertaining to the legal and regulated Michigan gambling industry.

PlayMichigan is independently owned and operated and the editorial team maintains full control over news content published on the site. We have no ownership interest in any casino or sportsbook, including commercial, tribal, or online.

PlayMichigan’s team of experts

We are: A team of industry veterans and professional journalists with dozens of years experience covering sports, casinos and gambling.

Our staff regularly provides analysis and commentary on the booming Michigan legal gambling industry for a variety of local and national media outlets.

Most importantly, the majority of our team is based right here in Michigan, so we not only understand the industry, but what matters most to our readers.

Dave Briggs

Managing Editor: Dave Briggs

Dave Briggs is the managing editor of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. He has covered sports and gambling over the last 25 years. Dave works with a talented team at PlayMichigan to provide the latest news and information on Michigan’s booming sports betting, online casino and online poker industries.

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Corey Sharp

PlayMichigan Lead Writer: Corey Sharp

Corey Sharp joined Catena Media in 2022 and is the go-to expert for Michigan gambling. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, he previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia as a sports journalist and content producer. Corey graduated from Holy Family University in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in sports management.

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Former PlayMichigan Lead Writer: Drew Ellis

Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer for Catena Media’s US online lottery site, PlayiLottery. He used to be the Lead Writer for PlayMichigan. He has lived in Michigan his whole life, and has been writing professionally for the last 21 years. Ellis has covered anything from youth baseball in mid-Michigan, a top-25 college football program, and pro sports in the Detroit area. Always keeping busy, Ellis also has over 10 years of experience in covering sports betting, handling all major sports.

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PlayMichigan Contributing Writer: Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a Michigan resident who writes about sports betting, sports media, casino and sports betting legislative matters. He’s the author of three books, and previously reported for Major League Baseball, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters.

PlayMichigan Contributing Writer: Matthew Lomon

Matthew Lomon grew up surrounded by sports as a fan and participant. He played baseball at both the AAA and Elite levels, travelling across Canada and the United States. After his playing career, Matthew attended Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson), graduating with distinction in the Spring of 2022 with a degree in Professional Communication.

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PlayMichigan Contributing Writer: T.J. McBride

T.J. McBride is a writer and reporter based in Denver. He covers the gaming landscape across multiple states in addition to his main beat covering the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. His NBA Work can be found at several major media outlets including ESPN, FiveThirtyEight and Bleacher Report.

PlayMichigan Contributor: Matt Schoch

A Michigan native, Matt Schoch has worked at newspapers in Michigan, Missouri and the Virgin Islands. A versatile sports reporter, Matt has covered sailing on the Great Lakes, cricket in the Caribbean, high school and pro playoffs, and the Olympics in Rio. He’s also the host of the Locked On Pistons Podcast and producer of a documentary on Emoni Bates. A former blackjack dealer, Matt has studied the industry from all sides.

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Hill Kerby

PlayMichigan Poker Contributor: Hill Kerby

Hill Kerby comes from a background of poker, sports and psychology. He brings all of these areas into his writing, where he feels fortunate to be able to create value in the growing, legal betting industry.

Our Parent Company / Catena Media

PlayMichigan is one of dozens of Play-branded sites in the Catena Media network. As a media site that provides information on legal gambling, we undergo vendor licensing and registration that ensures we adhere to strict guidelines.

Our content

On our website, you will find a variety of content, including:

  • News articles on gambling laws and regulation, sports betting, online casinos, land-based casinos, and online poker
  • Reviews for online casinos, sportsbooks, and poker sites
  • Resource pages pertaining to legal gambling options in Michigan
  • Video updates on the latest happenings in MI gambling
  • Sometimes: Opinion pieces expressing expert, but personal views

At PlayMichigan, you can trust our content to be:

  • Factual
  • Informative
  • Unbiased
  • Transparent
  • Honest

Our editorial process and policies

We at PlayMichigan take great pride in providing trustworthy resources and information pertaining to regulated gambling sites in Michigan. We rely only on reputable sources for our information and are transparent about where it comes from.

Here at PlayMichigan, we follow these guidelines:

  • Editorial content is in no way affected by our advertising relationships. We exert editorial independence.
  • We attempt to provide only objective and credible information related to Michigan sports betting and gambling. We do this to be a resource for bettors and people simply looking for more information about gambling in Michigan.
  • We are receptive to feedback and want to make sure we have the most up-to-date information. If you see any issues or inaccuracies on our site, please contact us.
  • We follow an exhaustive review process when evaluating operators and their products.

Read more about our editorial process and guidelines for content integrity.

Advertising disclosure

You will see some advertisements for Michigan gambling sites on our website. We have affiliate partnerships with these companies but they in no way dictate or control our news content or editorial decisions. Every website that we review and promote is legally licensed to operate in the United States and approved by the MGCB.

We do not accept paid advertising outside of these partnerships and we do not accept guest posts or submissions. All content published on our site is written by professional journalists who are experts on the Michigan gambling industry.

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