Our mission

To provide news and information regarding legal and regulated online gambling in West Virginia.

Our team


Kim Yuhl: Kim Yuhl worked as a business story strategist for small businesses before transitioning to full-time freelance writing. Kim has over five years of experience writing and reporting on poker culture, the online gambling industry, and more recently, the legalization of sports betting. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in communications and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing.


Chris Imperiale: Chris Imperiale is a freelance writer that covers all aspects of the legalized sports betting and the online casino industries. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.


Bart Shirley: Bart Shirley is a writer and poker player from Houston, Texas. When he’s not teaching high school math and business, Bart writes about the NJ online casino industry and US online poker. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a degree in English from Texas A&M.


Sean Chaffin: Sean Chaffin is a freelance writer from Crandall, Texas with experience in the poker, online gambling, and sports betting industries. His work appears in numerous websites and publications. Sean is also the host of the True Gambling Stories podcast.


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.

You can learn more about West Virginia sports betting which launched in August of 2018, here.

Additionally, you can learn more about the developments surrounding the launch of legal West Virginia online casinos, here.

We are an independently owned and operated commercial organization and not directly affiliated with any one casino or gaming website.

Contact Us

Or reach us via mail / phone:

Catena Media
11700 W. Charleston BLVD #170 – 520
Las Vegas, NV 89135

(646) 543-0245

Interested in writing for us? Email [email protected]

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 are widely understood to be advertisements.
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