About the Author

Robyn McNeil

Robyn McNeil

Robyn McNeil (she/they) is a Nova Scotia-based writer and editor, and a lead writer at Bonus. Here she focuses on news relevant to online casinos, while specializing in responsible gambling coverage, legislative developments, gambling regulations, and industry-related legal fights.

Bio & Media Credits


Who is Robyn McNeil?

Robyn McNeil (she/they) is a lead writer at Bonus, focusing on news relevant to online casinos. In particular, she specializes in responsible gambling coverage, legislative developments, gambling regulations, and gambling-related legal fights.

Career-wise, McNeil is something of a Girl Friday, with experience across industries, including culinary arts, music, film, tech, and journalism. She started her journey with Catena Media in early 2021 as a freelancer at Online Poker Report before quickly transitioning to a full-time role. Before joining Bonus in March 2023, McNeil wrote and edited for PlayCanada, PlayOntario (since retired), and PlayIllinois. McNeil has also contributed to PlayNY, PlayOhio, and PlayMaryland, which are all part of Catena’s affiliate network.

Outside of office hours, you’ll most likely find Robyn twisting herself into challenging shapes, digging in the dirt, or exploring the coastlines of Nova Scotia, where she lives in an empty nest with her cat, Edith.

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 Contact Info

To reach Robyn with a news tip, email her at [email protected].

Latest articles

California Judge Denies Hermalyn Legal Fees, Throws Shade at DraftKings Legal Team

April 11, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

A California district judge declined Michael Hermalyn’s request for $310k in attorney fees that the Fanatics executive attributed to a jurisdictional back-and-forth in his case against DraftKings. The two sides are also at odds in a separate but related case launched by Hermalyn’s former employer. In a ruling filed on Monday, California District Judge Mark […]

CEASE, UAW Sue Gov. Murphy Over Failure to Ban Smoking in New Jersey Casinos

April 10, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

United Auto Workers (UAW) and grassroots anti-smoking advocacy group Casino Employees Against Smoking’s (Harmful) Effects (CEASE) filed a lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court against Gov. Philip Murphy to force an overturn of a legal loophole that allows smoking on casino floors. Workers say the 18-year exception unfairly affects New Jersey’s casino employees. The lawsuit, […]

Pennsylvania Gambling Industry Under Threat by Unregulated Skill Games & Declining Population

The Allegheny Institute for Public Policy (AIPP) is sounding the alarm that the proliferation of unregulated skill games may threaten Pennsylvania’s lucrative gambling industry and a declining population will impede growth. Although its policy brief says the industry is currently “coming up aces,” these two trends, in combination, paint a more worrisome picture for the […]

Gov. Youngkin’s Inaction Leaves Virginia Skill Games Bill in Limbo as Veto Deadline Looms

April 3, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

A bill that would legalize slots-like skill games across Virginia remains in limbo, awaiting action by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin after earning bipartisan support from the state’s General Assembly. The governor has until Monday, April 8, to take action on any remaining legislation passed during the recent legislative session—including the state budget. If Gov. Youngkin […]

DraftKings’ Latest Brief Challenges Hermalyn’s ‘Excuses and Lies,’ Says Early Evidence Was Just ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

April 1, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

In its latest Hermalyn-related legal filing, DraftKings (DK) has challenged its former VIP head’s opposition to its injunction request. The brief, filed March 28, urges the court to “grant DK’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction,” arguing the “record refutes” Michael Hermalyn’s “excuses and lies.” The court, the document argues, initially granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) based […]

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