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The BetMichigan.com writing team consists of expert analysts, casino and sports betting specialists with decades of experience. Whether you want news or reviews you can rely on expert and honest opinion to help you choose the best sports betting and casino sites for you.

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Joss Wood
17 Articles Written 45 Fact Checked
Joss has over a decade of experience in the US online gambling market. His analysis and writing cover every aspect of the business. After a career as an Army officer, he spent time in business, then took up online poker. Joss lives in Peru with his family. He has followed Michigan online gambling since it was first proposed.
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Bryan Nicholson
10 Articles Written
Bryan Nicholson a world-renowned golf betting expert who gladly expands his expertise into covering other top markets like hockey and football,
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Eric Pauly
1 Articles Written
Eric Pauly focuses his time on reviewing the top sportsbooks and casinos in the world to ensure gamers and bettors know exactly what they are getting when they sign-up to a new site or download a new betting app.
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Nate Hamilton
Betting Analyst
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Nate Hamilton is a senior betting analyst for BetMichigan.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on all things Michigan related. Nate has been a notable voice in the world of the NFL, and football in general, for over a decade producing valuable content for several leading sports media outlets around the country.
Ciaran has written for both the sports betting and iGaming industries for over a decade. He is a true sports fanatic, and he covers a wide range of sports and online casinos in Michigan, but his first love will always be soccer.
Mike Ferguson is a football betting analyst for BetMichigan.com. Mike spends his days browsing the latest lines for all the top NFL football betting markets to find storylines curated specifically for NFL sports bettors. Mike will also turn his attention to NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Michigan sports bettors might be interested in but football odds are Mike's expertise.
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Wes Roesch
Editor & Writer
Wes is an editor and writer for BetMichigan.com. Based out of the Kansas City area, Wes has covered sports professionally since 2015 with a strong emphasis on sports betting and the NFL, though he's also covered pro wrestling, UFC, college sports and more.
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Stefan Krysa
1 Articles Written
Stefan Krysa is a freelance sports writer that is a highly respected online sports betting and casino expert with experience covering the US and Canadian markets. He is a valued member of the BetMichigan.com review and analysis team.
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Lukas Shaw
2 Articles Written
Lukas Shaw is a betting analyst for BetMichigan.com. Shaw, an avid sports fan, has quickly become an authority in the burgeoning market, providing readers with an in-depth analysis of the latest betting apps and bonus codes while also sharing helpful insights on betting strategy.
Kate Magdziuk is an NFL betting expert for BetMichigan.com, focusing on the Detroit Lions. She's written for NBC Sports Rotoworld, DraftKings Nation, Gaming Society, and 4for4 Fantasy Football. She'll track the Lions playoff chances and Super Bowl odds, where she'll use her expertise in fantasy football and sports betting to deliver the most up-to-date information available for Michigan bettors.
Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetMichigan.com. She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media in digital content programming and strategy, and as a reporter and fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She covers everything NFL football to give Michigan sports betters the best information on the Lions and other NFL teams.
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Patrick Leary
1 Articles Written
Patrick is a second-year MBA student at Seattle University. He majored in journalism at Marquette University. Seattle sports are his passion.
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Trent Hinton
1 Articles Written
Trent resides in Michigan and brings nearly a decade of sports betting expertise to BetMichigan. He is a sports enthusiast - his favorite sports are all levels of football and basketball. Trent provides a local insight on the various Michigan sports betting sites and Michigan online casinos.
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Sam Davies
7 Articles Written
Sam Davies is a freelance journalist who writes about music, film, sport, fashion and culture. His writing has been published by the BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, Conde Nast, Rolling Stone, Vice, Dazed and many more. He stays up to date on the local betting market and has tested ESPN Bet sportsbook available in Michigan as well as BetMGM and others. Follow him on Twitter @samdavies313.
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Tom Ober
2 Articles Written
Tom Ober is a professional writer living in New Hampshire. An avid Boston sports fan, he's rooted with his heart (and wallet) for the local teams for many years. When he's not stationed in front of a game on the TV, he's probably playing Gin Rummy or a video game that's roughly 30-40 years old.
Michelle is an editorial researcher and fantasy writer for the NFL Network. She also is a co-host for the BallBlast Fantasy Football Podcast and the Gold Diggers Podcast on the 49ers Gold Standard Network.
Jeremy Botter is the editor for BetMichigan. He is a former senior writer for CNN, an editor for Google, and managing editor of FloSports.com.
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Bryce Derouin
23 Articles Written
Bryce covers sports betting and gaming for BetMichigan.com, along with other Midwest states. He joined BetMichigan.com after spending the last nine years covering high school and college sports throughout Michigan. His favorite sports to gamble on are football, basketball, baseball and Formula 1.
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Adam Warner
2 Articles Written
Adam Warner is the author of "Options Volatility Trading: Strategies for Profiting from Market Swings" former financial writer for Schaeffers Research, and freelance writer for Minyanville.com and StreetInsight.com. Previously Adam was a Market Maker on the American Stock Exchange and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.
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Richard Janvrin
1 Articles Written
Graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard has written for notable sports outlets such as Bleacher Report. Now with BetMichigan.com, Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.
Sean Chaffin is a longtime freelance writer, editor, and former high school journalism teacher. He has covered the poker and gaming industry for many years. Follow him on Twitter at @PokerTraditions.
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Joe Short
1 Articles Written
Joe Short is a journalist and former Editor at the Daily Express, covering politics, football, tennis and darts, among other things.
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Martin Booth
13 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
Award-winning contributor covering sports betting and online gambling around the world for decades, Martin Booth is one of the most trusted voices in online gambling. From legislative updates in MI to breaking down the top legal online casinos in Michigan, Martin covers a gambit of topics for BetMichigan.com.
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Peter Mooney
1 Articles Written 41 Fact Checked
Peter has more than 15 years of experience as a copywriter and a sports reporter. Other specialties include email marketing, proofreading and copy editing. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife and son.
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Brian Dermody
3 Articles Written
Brian Dermody's attention to detail separates him from the rest when it comes to reviewing the top sports betting apps and casino sites in Michigan. Brian knows exactly what to look for when evaluating which sportsbook or casino app should be considered among the top available online and is trusted source when evaluating where to bet.
Shelby Dermer covers sports betting and casinos for BetMichigan.com.
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Jim Tomlin
10 Articles Written 81 Fact Checked
Jim Tomlin writes and edits for BetMichigan.com. In 30 years as a journalist he has worked for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, Saturday Tradition, Saturday Down South and FanRag. He now lends his sports and gambling expertise to BetMichigan among other websites.
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Thomas Leary
3 Articles Written 15 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for BetMichigan.com. He previously spent six years at Sports Business Journal. Thomas lives in Charlotte, N.C.
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Steve Bittenbender
12 Articles Written
Steve is an accomplished, award-winning reporter with more than 20 years of experience covering gaming, sports, politics and business. He has written for the Associated Press, Reuters, The Louisville Courier Journal, The Center Square and numerous other publications. Based in Louisville, Ky., Steve has covered the expansion of sports betting in the U.S. and other gaming matters.
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Cecil Peters
4 Articles Written
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetMichigan.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports, particularly MLB and the NHL.
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Mark Keast
4 Articles Written
Mark Keast has recently covered the sports betting industry in Michigan and is a long-time sportswriter and editor for BetMichigan
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Christopher Boan
32 Articles Written
Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetMichigan.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Editorial Staff
10 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
The veteran team of Michigan sports betting and casino experts behind BetMichigan.com help you find the best Michigan sportsbooks and online casinos that are right for you.
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for BetMichigan.com. He is a lifelong sports fan with an emphasis on basketball, football, baseball and the scouting/evaluation process. A graduate of Elon University's School of Communications, Josh also has experience in television production.
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Keith Stein
3 Articles Written
Keith Stein is a freelance writer for BetMichigan.com. He has more than 25 years experience as a journalist with a a variety of news publications and worked as a contributing writer with United Press International.
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Lou Monaco
17 Articles Written
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
Michael is an editor specializing in online sports betting coverage in the Midwest, including BetMichigan.com. He spent nine years as the sports editor of the Tulsa World. Before that, he was the high school sports editor at the Houston Chronicle. He also has been the sports editor at the Beaumont Enterprise and Galveston County Daily News in Texas.
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Pat McLoone
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Pat McLoone is a contributing news editor for BetMichigan.com, among other duties. Pat spent more than 40 years at the Philadelphia Daily News, where he became managing editor, and later the Philadelphia Inquirer, as managing editor for Sports.
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Howard Gensler
9 Articles Written
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist covering the Michigan sports betting market for BetMichigan.com. Before his focus on U.S. sports betting, Howard worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Howard is also a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.
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Bill Ordine
39 Articles Written
Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for BetMichigan.com, was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.
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Jeff Parker
6 Articles Written
Jeff Parker is an entertainment and sports writer for BetMichigan.com. A writer for film, television and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with a Masters Degree in Popular Culture. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he works full time as documentary filmmaker and producer.
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Felix Veletanga
9 Articles Written
Felix Veletanga is an experienced reporter who has covered local news, politics, and sports in Northern New Jersey, and now lends his expertise to the Michigan sports betting market. He previously covered the Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s 2022 NCAA Cinderella run for HudPost. Felix specializes in combat fighting and soccer betting analysis with a focus on the Premier League.

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