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Online Poker Report and our sister sites in the Catena Media network strive to be the most trusted sources of information on and analysis of the US online gambling industry.
We pledge to bring you content that’s informative, accurate, and framed in a way that reflects the sincerely held perspectives of our writers.
That said, this is an industry that has produced a huge number of online media outlets. All of them claim to be legitimate, and many are. However, there is also a lot of misinformation out there, and you can’t just trust a site’s owners to tell you if they’re honest or not.
For that reason, it’s important that we show you why you can trust us, rather than just telling you. The easiest way to do that is to show you what we do and what we don’t do.
At OPR we:
At OPR, we promise we:
The permanent team at OPR consists of just two full time employees:
Alex and Heather both report to Catena’s Head of Content Dustin Gouker, also a gambling media veteran. In addition, OPR occasionally publishes work by freelancers or writers for other sites within the Catena Media North America network.
For more on our team, the site, and Catena Media, see our About page.
Transparency is important. Online Poker Report makes no secret of the fact that we, like the rest of sites in the Catena network are licensed affiliates of the sports betting and online gambling industry.
What that means is that we make our money by connecting players with legal online gambling sites that suit their needs. We do this through our reviews, state-by-state information pages, and other such permanent content.
How do we reconcile this with our commitment to providing honest news coverage? By keeping the two separate:
Our news writers are aware of our affiliate deals. However, the negotiations for those deals are carried out by a different department at Catena. That department is at the level of overall North American operations and not attached to any particular site in the network. When writers speak with representatives of our partner companies, it is purely in a journalistic context.
We make it clear to our partners that our journalistic integrity is paramount. They know that this means we will sometimes be critical of them.
Whether or not we have a deal with any given company is never a consideration in our coverage. Our partners do not have any say in what we write in our articles.
We cover whatever we think is newsworthy and of interest to our readers. Our writers have full discretion in how they cover stories, so long as they stay within the bounds of truth, journalistic best practices, and the law.
We do our best to be as accurate as possible in our reporting. However, we are a small team producing a large volume of output in a rapidly-changing industry.
Significant factual errors in our reporting are rare, but they do happen, as they can at any media outlet.
If you encounter what you believe to be an error on our site, don’t hesitate to contact the editor. We’ll be quick to correct the error if that’s what it is, or clear up any misunderstanding.
This applies to both our news and affiliate marketing content. Even when it comes to promoting our business partners, we are committed to ensuring anything published on our site is as complete, honest and accurate as possible.
We also welcome general feedback, positive or negative. Our readers are a diverse group, including everyone from players and journalists to investors, lawmakers and industry figures. Whoever you are, we’d like to know how you found us, what you think of our content, and what types of stories you’d like to see more of in future.