Jessica Welman — Bio And Media Credits

Jessica Welman is the New Markets Director for the network of Play-branded sites, including She has been covering the gambling beat since 2008, working with the World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, Bluff Magazine and The Big Lead, to name a few.

She has previously served as the editor-in-chief for PlayUSA, PlayPennsylvania, and, most recently, PlayIndiana and PlayTenn. During her time as a writer and editor, she reported on a number of state online gambling launches.

A graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Welman also received a masters in communication and culture from Indiana University. She is well-versed in all facets of gambling news but is best known for her expertise around betting on the Academy Awards.

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