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
Posts by Derek Helling:
- Arizona Sportsbooks Not Showing Much Love For Phoenix Mercury In Game 2 Of WNBA Semifinals, 30 Sep 2021
- Live And Let Die: Phoenix Mercury 2021 WNBA Playoffs Second-Round Betting Preview, 26 Sep 2021
- Caesars Signs On As Fiesta Bowl Sponsor Ahead Of Arizona Sports Betting Launch, 23 Aug 2021
- Arizona Casinos Start Unveiling New Table Games Ahead Of Possible Sportsbook Launches, 18 Aug 2021
- Betfred Throws Hat Into AZ Sports Betting Ring With We-Ko-Pa Casino Deal, 13 Aug 2021
- Arizona Sportsbook Feeling Blue Thanks To BlueBet And BlueWater Deal, 10 Aug 2021
- Don’t Look Now: TwinSpires Enters Mix Of Sportsbooks Partnering With Arizona Tribes, 30 Jul 2021
- Phoenix Raceway Puts Barstool Sportsbook In The Fast Lane With Penn National Deal, 21 Jul 2021
- PointsBet Steps Into AZ Sports Betting Spotlight Via Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 20 Jul 2021
- Arizona Regulators Post Proposed Procedures For Allocation Of Sports Betting Licenses, 15 Jul 2021