About PlayTenn.com

Our mission

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

Our team

Managing Editor

Nicole Russo: Nicole Russo is the managing editor of PlayIndiana. A former marketing manager for the World Series of Poker, Nicole has worked in the online gaming space for nearly five years. She helped with the launch of interstate online poker and also helped market the launch of Caesars Sportsbook.



Alec Cunningham: Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. Alec has spent the last five years working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she has covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in the Tennessee online sports betting industry.


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.

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