About PlayTenn.com

Updated on January 23, 2020

Our mission

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

Our team

Managing Editor

Jessica Welman: Jessica Welman is the managing editor of PlayTenn. A longtime poker media presence, Jessica has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and served as the managing editor for WSOP.com and PlayPennsylvania.com.



Derek Helling: Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business and sports law. When he isn’t working, he spends his time collecting baseball cards and helping his wife Audrey serve their two Munchkin cat overlords.


Dustin Gouker: Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer — including stops at The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner.



Vanessa Lutz: Vanessa Lutz graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law with a J.D. She played poker professionally and then took some time off to have a family. Now she is combining her experiences as a gambling industry writer.



Matthew Waters: Matthew Waters is a reporter covering legal sports betting and the gambling industry. Previous stops include Fantini Research and various freelance jobs covering professional and amateur sports in Delaware and the Philadelphia area.


More about PlayTenn.com

Playtenn.com is the Tennessee arm of the Play brand of gambling news sites. Like the other sites within the network, PlayTenn.com strives to have the latest and most accurate information on the legal and regulated gambling options in Tennessee. That includes online sports betting, the Tennessee Lottery, and any other new verticals the state might legalize in the future.

We are not directly affiliated with any specific sportsbook, mobile sports betting app, or gaming website. We are an independently owned and operated commercial organization.

Contact us

Email us: contactcatenaus@catenamedia.com

Or reach out via mail or phone:

Catena Media
11700 W. Charleston Blvd. #170 – 520
Las Vegas, NV 89135

(646) 543-0245

Interested in writing for us? Email jessica.welman@catenamedia.com

Advertising disclosure

Our funding comes via advertising relationships with several legal online gaming operators. In some cases, when you visit a site,  including online sportsbooks, casino sites, poker sites, and daily fantasy sports sites, we may receive financial compensation from the casino or poker site. We may also sell advertising to various partners.

Our policy regarding advertisers is simple:

  • Advertisers do not have a say over the content on PlayTenn.com.
  • Our goal is always to provide credible, objective information about legal online gaming options in Tennessee, specifically, and more generally throughout the US. We believe that this goal naturally produces the best information for both customers and operators, and therefore for us as a business.
  • We clearly mark all paid advertisements or advertisements appear in a format (such as banner ads) that are widely understood to be advertisements.