Derek Helling

Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.
The California State Capitol building will host a sports betting hearing in mid-January

California Sports Betting Hearing Receives New Date

The legislators behind a possible constitutional amendment to expand gambling in California have taken action. A sports betting hearing has a new date and location, although many other details are fuzzy. State legislators indefinitely postponed the meeting that was originally scheduled for last month. The hearing is now set for Jan. 15 in the state’s […] Read More
Posted on: December 4, 2019 | News | Derek Helling
California gambling crackdown

Gambling Crackdown Descends On Illegal Operation In California

As one California pastor arrested on suspicion of operating an illegal gambling ring could soon discover, it doesn’t pay to play outside of the confines of the law. Across the nation, law enforcement is cracking down on such operations, and that recently hit home for Californians. Just days before Los Angeles police raided a ring […] Read More
Posted on: October 25, 2019 | News | Derek Helling
Global Poker LA

Global Poker Heads To Los Angeles For Live Tournament

As Global Poker continues to grow, so do opportunities for those who believe they have what it takes to compete on the stage to prove it. The announcement of a live tour set to begin in the City of Angels is an example of such. Starting Oct. 17, the Card Player Poker Tour will have […] Read More
Posted on: September 27, 2019 | News | Derek Helling
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