Smart consulting for the U.S. gambling industry

Dustin Gouker leads Closing Line Consulting with a decade of experience as an executive, analyst, editor and writer in gambling, from sports betting to online casino.

What Closing Line Consulting does

Dustin has been a trusted source in the media for gambling topics, being quoted or appearing in outlets like ESPN, The Washington Post and Bloomberg. His time in the industry can help you craft compelling messaging or boost your public relations efforts.



Research & analysis

As part of the team that built a network of well-trafficked websites like Legal Sports Report, Dustin can help content operations in the gambling sphere and beyond.

Need help figuring out the complicated landscape of gambling in the United States? Dustin can provide analysis, introductions or boutique research on any gambling topic you desire.

About Dustin Gouker and Closing Line Consulting

Dustin Gouker has been in the gambling industry in one way or another for two decades; he started out playing poker and creating poker content. In 2015 he had a chance to join a startup to lead the Legal Sports Report blog in its early days of covering the daily fantasy sports industry. From there he helped to build LSR into the go-to source of information about the sports betting industry, along with growing a network of other gambling content sites that became leaders in the space. The startup was acquired in 2017 by Catena Media, where Dustin became the head of content and eventually a vice president for North America.

He left that role at the start of 2023 and now publishes a gambling newsletter on Substack that reaches nearly 1,500 subscribers.

Dustin has been cited by numerous media outlets over the years, such as:

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