Pregame.com Names Jessica Welman Managing Editor
Former WSOP.com Managing Editor Will Oversee Building of News Division
LAS VEGAS - March 9, 2015 - PRLog -- Pregame.com, the largest sports betting media company in the United States, is excited to announce the addition of Jessica Welman as Managing Editor of its soon-to-be-launched multimedia News division.
Ms. Welman, who has served as Managing Editor of WSOP.com and BLUFF Magazine, will be in charge of building the Pregame.com News Division. The company’s goal is to be the first organization to comprehensively cover the sports betting industry with an uncompromised and unconstrained journalistic standard.
RJ Bell, Pregame.com founder and CEO, said, “Sports betting is growing, and so must the coverage of it. The prior generation of industry leaders are hopelessly compromised by entangled financial relationships with offshore sportsbooks. Mainstream media companies have begun to dabble. While that’s generally encouraging, their billion dollar partnerships with the sports leagues unavoidably constrain their Las Vegas coverage. Pregame.com News will be different. Sports betting industry followers deserve no less than followers of any other industry. It’s time.”
David Malinsky, Pregame.com Director of Content, said “Jessica brings a unique blend of understanding the nuances behind the mind-set of those that bet, and also being on the pulse of how technology is changing the way that information is becoming available, and can be creatively disseminated. Her abilities come across as someone that has been around these fields for decades already, and her energy will be a foundational part of changing the way sports bettors become better informed."
Jessica Welman said, “Poker and sports betting have an overlapping history. I look forward to bringing my knowledge of the casino industry and casino-related content cultivated from seven years in poker to the sports betting industry. This opportunity at Pregame.com to work with the Pregame team to help develop a new paradigm for how to cultivate and deliver all the news a sports bettor needs to know is an incredible one and I can't wait to dive right in.”
Ms. Welman has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts from Indiana University. She has served as television host for the World Poker Tour, in addition to working with ESPN, The Big Lead, Card Player Magazine, and MGM/Mirage.
Pregame.com is an Inc. 5000 company, and the largest sports betting media company in the United States. Founder RJ Bell presented at the 2014 SXSW Interactive festival. Pregame.com has been content partners with ESPN and Grantland – while also being featured by CBS Evening News, ABC Evening News, Nightline, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Sportscenter, Outside the Lines, Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Sports Nation, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Mike & Mike, Jim Rome, FoxSports.com, Yahoo, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, Bloomberg, and Sports Illustrated.