About PlayVirginia

Our mission

To provide the latest news and accurate information about legal and regulated online sports betting in Virginia.

Our team

Managing Editor

Jessica Welman: Jess is the managing editor PlayVirginia. She’s one of the foremost experts on the rapidly expanding work of online sports betting and casino, and manages several other sites under the PlayUSA banner.



Dann Stupp: Dann is a long-time sports journalist, with stops at The Athletic, USA Today, ESPN and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Va., and leads the coverage for PlayVirginia.



Derek Helling: Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business and sports law.



Dustin Gouker: Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 20 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer. He also manages content at Legal Sports Report and other sites about gambling. He contributes analysis at the PlayUSA network, including regional sites like PlayVirginia. He went to school in Washington DC and lived in Virginia for five years.



More about PlayVirginia.com

PlayVirginia was founded to help cover the new gambling industry created by state law in 2020, including the legalization of online sports betting and land-based casinos. You can find information at PlayVirginia on both topics, as well as coverage of the gambling industry in the region around Virginia.

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