Editorial Guidelines

PlayNY is committed to providing factual and timely news about the New York gambling and sports betting industry. Our writers not only possess extensive knowledge about gambling-related issues in New York and elsewhere, but are also trained and experienced writers whose reporting follows journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy.

Here is an overview of the procedures we have adopted to make certain everything that appears on PlayNY consistently conforms to the site’s high standards for quality reporting.

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Why you can trust us

PlayNY is committed to impartiality and accuracy in its reporting. That includes representing the current legal landscape for New York gambling truthfully. We do not editorialize about current NY gambling laws or ongoing debates over new legislation. Instead, we strive to remain objective and unbiased when reporting on such developments.

While we do not express our opinions about the many issues surrounding legal NY gambling, we do encourage our readers to always abide by all gambling laws in the state. We strongly recommend against engaging in any form of illegal gambling. We focus our coverage on legal and regulated casinos, sportsbooks, and racetracks in New York, and spend considerable effort explaining both existing and new regulations governing legal gambling in the state.

Furthermore, PlayNY is owned by Catena Media and as such, the site must abide by the regulations set forth in New York. Thus when it comes to online gambling, we only provide information regarding legal and regulated sites. We do not endorse or support any offshore gambling sites.

Our writers and analysts

Contributors to PlayNY come from a variety of backgrounds, although all have expertise in gambling and journalism. Many have experience working for retail casinos, sportsbooks, and poker rooms as well as for online gambling sites. They also have extensive journalistic backgrounds covering gambling news and sports for both national and local outlets, including ESPN, Yahoo Sports, Forbes, the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and elsewhere.

Many who form the editorial team at PlayNY are themselves avid sports fans and bettors, handicappers and/or poker players whose knowledge of the industry includes first-hand experience.

You can meet the members of our team here.

How we write what we write

Everything published at PlayNY follows a strict and thorough editorial procedure before appearing on the site. Each item is checked for factual accuracy and copy edited for grammar and surface-level correctness.

The site’s managing editor, Grant Lucas, additionally reviews all content published at PlayNY. Grant is a longtime reporter himself having extensive experience covering high school, collegiate, and professional sports in Oregon before taking on his role at PlayNY. Grant’s writing and editing experience enable him to spot errors our copy editors might have missed and to suggest other corrections and improvements. His knowledge of the industry additionally helps him guide the selection of topics our writers’ tackle.

It is PlayNY policy always to credit original sources used in our reporting. Our staff produces all of the reporting on the site and we do not accept submissions or user-generated content.

Accuracy and quality

While most of the articles appearing at PlayNY have a single byline, our editorial process ensures many eyes have seen and reviewed each item prior to its appearance on the site.

Our team of writers, editors, experts, content managers and search engine professionals carefully read through every article published at PlayNY. Such a process enables us to state with confidence that any fact cited has been subject to rigorous review in order to verify its accuracy.

The gambling industry is constantly changing, which means informational content published at PlayNY sometimes requires later review and revision. Pages detailing the current status of New York sports betting, online gambling, the lottery, retail casinos and other aspects of the industry are updated frequently in order to keep the information current and accurate.

We know readers consider PlayNY a valuable resource not just for the latest New York gambling news but also for answers to questions about the current status of legal NY gambling options. Thus we strive at all times to provide accurate, factually correct information upon which our readers can rely.

When we make a mistake

While our editorial process and adherence to the above-stated guidelines make us confident that our reporting is accurate and precise, we know mistakes do sometimes happen.

If you notice an apparent error or inaccuracy in our reporting, please let us know so we can review and make a correction, if needed.

Advertising and conflicts of interest

We appreciate your interest in advertising on PlayNY. However, we do not accept advertising contract offers from external sources, nor do we offer ad contracts.

As part of Catena Media, PlayNY is a licensed affiliate site. Revenue from advertising and the fees we collect enables us to provide quality, up-to-date reporting on the New York gambling industry. Details of our licensing agreements can be found here.

Our partnerships do not impact our reporting on PlayNY. Affiliate deals do not influence editorial decisions regarding what we report or what we choose not to report on the site.

Questions or suggestions? Let us know

We want to hear from you regarding your experience with PlayNY. If you encounter reporting on the New York gambling industry that does not conform to your understanding or experience, please let us know. We also want to know if you’ve enjoyed or found informative anything you’ve read on the site. Both instances help guide us in maintaining the quality, integrity and accuracy of the site as a whole.

Share your feedback and any suggestions you have for us via email at [email protected].

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