Dustin Gouker

Analyst and editor-at-large

Dustin Gouker is an analyst, writer and editor who oversees a network of sites that includes Legal Sports Report. He started writing for LSR starting in 2015, covering the rise of daily fantasy sports led by DraftKings and FanDuel. He was one of the foremost experts on the legal issues surrounding the two companies that cropped around the country and the ensuing wave of legalization efforts around DFS.

He led coverage of the fight to legalize sports betting in the United States and attended the oral arguments at the US Supreme Court in 2017. That case led to the overturning of the federal law that prohibited single-game sports betting outside of Nevada.

He has also led coverage of the rise of legal online casino and poker at LSR’s sister site, Online Poker Report.

Dustin is a longtime journalist who started out writing for his local paper in Hanover, PA, while still in high school. From there he went on to lead his college newspaper at The George Washington University as editor in chief. After college, he joined the Washington Post, where he served in various roles, including writing, copy editing and page design. From there he had editing positions at the DC Examiner, the Kitsap Sun (Washington) and The Bulletin (Oregon).

He’s also been a longtime freelance writer in the gambling space, covering online poker for more than a decade.

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