Tyler Andrews

Tyler is the Managing Editor for PlayTexas, covering sports, sports law and gambling for the Lone Star State. He has also covered similar topics for a number of Catena Media’s regional sites including NCSharp, PlayCA, PlayFL, PlayOhio, and PlayMA. Tyler is a Texas resident and currently specializes in covering gambling legislation and news in emerging US markets.

Tyler Andrews began his career in the press boxes, pits, and infields of Southern California covering sports and racing for Live Magazine. He then spent four years in Barcelona, writing for Metropolitan BCN about FC Barcelona football, art, and entertainment. A Las Vegas native, Tyler is a graduate of both Cal State Long Beach and Chapman University. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and family where, when he’s not chasing after his two daughters, he goes to concerts with his wife, collects comic books, and roots for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Must Read PlayTexas Articles by Tyler Andrews

Politics: Can Casino Legislation Navigate the Texas Senate?

Casinos: Interview with Sen. Carol Alvarado

Sports Betting: Oklahoma And Texas In Close Race To Legalize Sports Betting

News: South-Texas Town Of Elsa Could Provide Model To Legal Statewide Gambling

Tyler Andrews’s Work in Other State Media

Ohio: Spire Institute, An Ohio High School, Applies For A Sports Betting License

Florida: Benchmarks For Florida PACs To File Ballot Initiatives

California: Bovada’s Problems Emphasize A Need For A Legal Option In California


“For some Texas republican legislators, the party platform’s opposition to legalized gaming takes a back seat to their district’s proximity to a border. Simply put, watching your constituents stream into another state to gamble every day is negligent for a number of reasons.”

“Criminalizing gambling degrades communities where gambling rings are busted. No one wants to live next door to an underground gambling parlor. No one wants to live next door to a house that gets raided by the cops either. Both scenarios can be significantly curtailed by regulating the industry.”

“Texans who want legal gambling shouldn’t dwell on Texas Election results. Legal gaming never relied on a blue shift. The PACs funding gaming legislation have already written their checks, and the big money went to Republicans. Beto O’Rourke never got a dime from the Sands PAC.”

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