As Managing Editor, Robyn McNeil helps oversee news coverage at PlayIllinois, PlayCanada, Play Virginia, and PlayNY. Day-to-day, Robyn works with her content manager, co-managing editors, editors, writers, and behind-the-scenes team to ensure comprehensive coverage of gambling and sports betting news. In addition to assigning and editing stories, McNeil also publishes her writing.
Career-wise, Robyn has experience spanning industries, from kitchens to film sets. journalism and a lot more. But since moving to the gambling beat she’s been utterly fascinated.
Outside of work, you’ll find Robyn playing in the dirt, in the hot room, and exploring the coastlines of Nova Scotia. She’s a proud mom of a remarkable teenage son and lives in a newly empty nest with her ridiculous cat, Edith Edna.
“We have found by looking globally that online cannibalization is largely a myth, often propagated by brick-and-mortar casino operators understandably concerned that online gaming will eat into their profits.The truth is that online casinos and sportsbooks often act as a tide that lifts all boats, expanding the market to the benefit of all industry stakeholders.”
Commenting on the publication of PlayCanada’s Ontario iGaming Jobs Report
Gambling Industry Articles By Robyn McNeil
- Ontario Sportsbooks: PointsBet Brings “Eh” Game To Canadian Market
- New Gambling Tech: Kero Sports And The “TikTokification” Of Online Sports Betting
- The Drake Problem: 5 Ways Drake Could Have Spent $400K That Don’t Include Losing A Massive Bet
“This was a good start for British Columbia under the circumstances, but the choice to create a closed market will continue to affect the sports betting industry. There are trade-offs, of course. An open market offers broader benefits for the province and its residents, but a closed market should return a larger share of revenue to the province.”
Commenting on BCLC’s initial single-event sports betting report post legalization
Robyn’s Media Mentions
- Business Insider: Sports Betting Goes Live In Ontario: Why It’s Important
- Canadian Gaming Business: PlayCanada Report Outlines Job Creation Potential In Ontario
- CTV Windsor: ‘This Has Been A Long Time In The Making’: IGaming Launches In Ontario
- iheartradio.ca: Report Argues Online Gambling Will Create 1300 Jobs In Ontario