Rob Csernyik is a freelance journalist and writer with a specialty in covering the gambling industry. Originally from Nova Scotia and currently based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Rob first started researching the industry while participating in the investigative journalism intensive at The Banff Centre for Art and Creativity in 2019. His reporting on gambling has won gold medals at the Atlantic Journalism Awards and the Digital Publishing Awards. He is working on a book about Canada’s casino industry.
Nova Scotia is at a crossroads. COVID exposed the limited benefits of casinos and VLTs, but sports bets and a new Halifax casino beckon. Our path forward rides on whether Tim Houston’s government sees gambling as a health issue or a money maker.
Enjoy this sneak peek at The Coast's upoming feature story about the crossroads the province is facing for gambling, with the path forward riding on whether Tim Houston’s government sees gambling as a public health issue, or a way to make money.