About PlayTexas


PlayTexas is your resource for the latest Texas gambling information. We keep up with the various legislative pushes for casino gambling, sports betting, poker, and other forms of wagering. We also provide comprehensive information about the types of legal gambling currently available in the state, including the Texas Lottery and the state’s horse tracks.

What is PlayTexas?

PlayTexas is an affiliate news organization. We are part of a network of sites owned by Catena Media, an international publicly traded firm that covers gambling on four continents. Catena also owns other state-specific sites, including for Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New Jersey (among others).

Catena Media and PlayTexas are only interested in legal gambling options. While Texans have many gambling choices available to them right now, some of them exist in a sort of legal limbo or are flatly illegal. Therefore you won’t find any information about gambling options of uncertain legality here. We also have no interest in covering offshore gambling sites that do not comply with US or state law.

We are an affiliate site along with being a news organization. That means you may see advertising from prominent gambling companies on our pages from time to time. These companies are our valued partners, but none of them maintain any kind of editorial control over the direction of our reporting or our content. We do not accept any paid advertisements and do not allow guest posting.

Our mission statement

PlayTexas covers the gambling industry and scene in Texas in an accurate and unbiased manner. Our reporting is strictly fact-based. We rarely offer our opinions or interpretations of the events as they happen, as those kinds of judgments are best left to readers.

We also seek to answer questions that Texans might have about legal gambling options and efforts to expand them. Across the country, gambling has been growing in visibility over the past few years. As a result, there is plenty of online supposition and guesswork regarding what is legal and what is not. If a visit to PlayTexas clears up any confusion you might be experiencing about gambling in the Lone Star State, we’ve done our job.

Finally, we seek to present you with the best bonus offers at legal online gambling sites. Many of our offers are exclusive to the Catena Media network.

Who writes for PlayTexas.com?

Writers for PlayTexas are professionals with years of experience reporting on both sports and gambling. They have worked for magazines, websites, and newspapers throughout their careers. Some have also worked directly for casinos, sportsbooks, and/or other gambling-related companies. They have written for local and national news outlets, with credits at ESPN, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and elsewhere.

Most of our writers have experience with gambling, too. Within the group are sports bettors, poker players, and handicappers who have taken part in games of chance as much (or more) as you have.

What is our writing process?

When it comes to our writing process, our first step is to seek out primary sources for information about what is happening with various aspects of gambling in Texas. We receive notices, information, and comments from lawmakers, public officials, and relevant employees at the various gambling venues around the state. We also corroborate our information with government reports and court documents.

Anything we write is then subject to editing and review. We verify each fact, link, and statement for accuracy as well as grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Finally, the managing editor of PlayTexas looks through each story to provide further fact-checking and advice about any other necessary revisions.

Through that much review, it is quite rare for us to include any mistakes in our reporting. However, it does happen from time to time, and we have no interest in providing inaccurate information. Therefore, the third step in our process belongs to you. If you see something that doesn’t look correct, we absolutely want to hear from you about it. Our accuracy is paramount, and our egos are strong enough to handle correcting a mistake every now and again.

Do you want to write for PlayTexas?

Do you like to write? Do you live in or near Texas? If so, we want to hear from you!

PlayTexas is always looking to hire top writers who know a thing or two about gambling in the state. If you have been following the slow-moving (or non-moving) legislative process to expand legal gambling in the state or have any other special interest or insight regarding the Texas gambling industry, you might be right for the job.

If you want to explore a career with us, drop us a line. Make sure to include your experience and if possible links to your content or portfolio. Alternatively, you can also take a look at the Catena Media careers page and see if any open job speaks to you and your expertise.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about gambling in Texas for which you cannot find the answers here, let us know. We have numerous experts on staff about everything to do with Texas gambling and, for that matter, gambling in general. If you are a fellow media member, please reach out to Zack Hall, Catena’s head of media relations in North America. Otherwise, shoot us an email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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