Robyn McNeil

Managing Editor

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 

“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

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