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Drew Ellis

Drew Ellis

Lead Writer
A member of Catena Media since 2020, Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer at PlayiLottery, where he handles coverage of the online and retail lottery industry in the US. He previously spearheaded news content at PlayMichigan, where he covered one of the most prominent online lottery industries in the US — among the many other aspects of Michigan's sprawling iGaming market. You can email him at [email protected].

Get to know Drew Ellis

Prior to working for PlayiLottery, Ellis was the Lead Writer at PlayMichigan, a regional site for Catena Media, since January 2022. In his time there, Ellis handled coverage of casinos, sports betting, and lotteries – both retail and online – for one of the country’s leading online gaming states.

Ellis has experience covering the gambling industries in Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Canada. Decades of media experience provide him with the background to handle the complexities of different lottery laws and policies around the country, as well as the expansion of iLottery in the US.

Award-winning, 20-year career in newspaper industry

Prior to working for Catena Media, Ellis spent over 20 years in the newspaper industry, covering sports and the gambling industry. His work for The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun and The Oakland Press was recognized with awards by the Associated Press and other media organizations. Ellis has also contributed to the Detroit Free Press and the Associated Press, while currently contributing to All Lions – the Sports Illustrated home of the Detroit Lions.

Drew Ellis interviewed as a gambling expert

Some of Drew Ellis’ work as a gambling expert

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