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We have assembled a team of casino, poker and sports betting experts at EmpireStakes.com who know New York and know gambling. These veteran journalists will provide readers with the latest New York casino and betting news as well as insight into the industry through interviews with leading figures in the New York gaming community.

Josh Markowitz
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for EmpireStakes.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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Joe Short
Political Betting Expert
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Michael Peters
Michael is a news editor for the Gambling.com Group, specializing in online sports betting coverage in Arizona and the Midwest. 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.
Kevin Spain
Kevin Spain is an editor and writer for EmpireStakes.com.
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Dan Alexander
Food & Entertainment Writer
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Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan writes for EmpireStakes.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Lou Monaco
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.
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Matthew Asher
Product Coordinator and Fact Checker
As the current Product Coordinator and Fact Checker editor for EmpireStakes.com, Matthew Asher has nearly a decade of experience working in public relations and digital media marketing with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.Matthew is passionate about the sports betting industry and has been known to explain how to bet on the NFL, College Football and other major sports leagues. He is passionate about making sure you have the most up-to-date and correct information about New York betting regulations.
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Pat McLoone
Pat McLoone is a news editor overseeing coverage for New York state sites EmpireStakes.com and NewYorkBets.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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Griffin Carroll
Betting Analyst
Griffin Carroll is an Betting Analyst for EmpireStakes.com. Griffin in a professional sports bettor who bets year-round for a living. When he isn't finding his next edge or generously explaining his strategies to thousands of followers on social media, Griffin browses the latest lines to find storylines and developments impacting sports betting.
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Adam Taylor
Senior Betting Analyst
Adam Taylor is a Senior Betting Analyst for EmpireStakes.com. He is an NBA expert specializing in the Boston Celtics and Eastern Conference. Adam has been covering the NBA for six years, and produces content for the likes of SB Nation, Heavy, Oddschecker, and a string of other NBA outlets.
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Jim Tomlin
Jim Tomlin has more than 20 years of experience in sports journalism as an editor and writer. He has covered pro and college sports from football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, motorsports and more for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, SaturdayDownSouth.com, SaturdayTradition.com and FanRag Sports.
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David Caraviello
Veteran sports journalist David Caraviello has covered college football, college basketball, motorsports and golf, covering all three US golf majors, the Daytona 500, SEC football and more. He has reported from every SEC football stadium during his career.
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Thomas Leary
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for EmpireStakes.com.
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Cecil Peters
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for EmpireStakes..com.
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Larry Henry
Larry Henry covers gaming news for EmpireStakes.com and Gambling.com.
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