About PlayWV

Our mission

Provide readers with unbiased, helpful and entertaining information relating to legalized gambling in West Virginia, including sports betting, lottery, casinos, online casinos, online poker, and horse betting.

Our team

Former Managing Editor – Chris Imperiale

Chris Imperiale is currently the Managing Editor of Catena Media’s US online lottery site, PlayiLottery. He used to b the Managing Editor of PlayWV, covering the West Virginia sports betting market, along with online casinos in West Virginia. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report. Chris has been working in this field since 2018, when he first started reporting on the New Jersey market, his home state.

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Writers and Contributors

Corey Sharp, Lead Writer

Corey is the Lead Writer at PlayWV bringing you coverage of sports betting and gambling  in the Mountain State. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the  Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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Hill Kerby, Writer

Hill comes from a background of poker, sports, and psychology. He brings all of that expertise into his writing, where he contributes content in the growing legalized sports betting, online casino, and gambling industry.


Brian Cross, Writer

Brian Cross is a freelance writer who studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the  University of Cincinnati. Brian cut his teeth at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly as a contributing writer for over 10 years. He grew  up tagging along to the horse track with dad on the weekends, and still picks horses based on the color of their silks.

Nathan Frederick, Writer

Nathan Frederick is an award-winning writer with more than 1,000 published bylines  and two decades of journalism experience. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional  Journalists, the Keystone Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has also authored three books,  one of which debuted as an Amazon No. 1 New Release.


Dan Holmes, Writer

Dan Holmes is a regular contributor to PlayWV and covers breaking news for the site. He is an author of three books and previously reported for Major League Baseball, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.


Former News Content Manager – Matthew Bain

Matthew Bain is currently the Content Manager at Catena Media’s national online lottery site, PlayiLottery. He used to be the News Content Manager at Catena Media, overseeing news content for the network’s highest-priority regional sites, including PlayWV.


More about PlayWV

PlayWV is the West Virginia-centric site for a series of Play-branded news and informational sites in various states. PlayWV and our affiliated sites have a simple focus: to provide readers with news and resources related to legal, regulated online gambling options in West Virginia. In addition to learning more about West Virginia sports betting and horse betting, you can learn more about casinos across the state and West Virginia online casinos.

Independently owned and operated, PlayWV features an editorial and reporting team that enjoys full control over news content that is published. We do not have ownership interest in any land-based or online sportsbooks or casinos.

Contact Us

Or reach us via mail:

Catena Media US, Inc.: 8565 S. Eastern Avenue, Ste 150, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Advertising Disclosure

Our funding comes via advertising relationships with a variety of legal online gaming operators. In some cases, when you visit a site –  including casino sites, poker sites, and daily fantasy sports sites, we may receive financial compensation from the casino or poker site. We may also sell advertising space to various partners.

Our policy regarding advertisers is simple:

  • Advertisers have no say over the content on PlayWV.com.
  • Our goal, first and foremost, is to provide credible, objective information about the legal online gaming options in America. We believe that this goal naturally produces the best situation for casino consumers and operators, and, therefore, for us as a business.
  • Any paid advertisements are clearly marked as such or appear in a format (such as banner ads) that is widely understood to be advertisements.
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