Ryan Butler has spent more than 10 years covering sports, governments and the intersection between the two. Starting out as a high school sports reporter, Ryan has led multiple online and print publications as a writer and editor. Along with amateur and professional sports, Ryan has covered local, state and national governments, including a stint reporting on Virginia’s congressional delegation. He now specializes in the changing legal gambling landscape in the U.S. in statehouses across the country as well as other gaming industry news. His work has been published in the Tampa Bay Times and Gainesville Sun. Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in sports management.