Derek Helling


Derek Helling serves as a contributing writer to PlayAZ. Since starting to cover regulated gambling in the US in 2019, Derek has helped report on the efforts of Arizona lawmakers to legalize online sports betting in the state while also keeping tabs on casinos in state, the Arizona Lottery and professional and college teams in the state.

Derek has also helped manage the BetHer site, which shines a spotlight on women’s sporting events and legal sports betting related to those events. He has also covered sports business and law for various publications, including Advocacy for Fairness in Sports.

For more than 20 years, Derek has served as a journalist. He now lives in Chicago with his wife and overlord Munchkin cats.

Writing on Arizona gambling

Caesars Signs On As Fiesta Bowl Sponsor Ahead Of Arizona Sports Betting Launch
Arizona Casinos Start Unveiling New Table Games Ahead Of Possible Sportsbook Launches
Arizona Regulators Post Proposed Procedures For Allocation Of Sports Betting Licenses

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