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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.

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247 Articles Written
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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16 Articles Written
Bill Ordine
Bill Ordine 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.
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15 Articles Written
Cecil Peters
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for EmpireStakes..com.
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6 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
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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20 Articles Written
Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for EmpireStakes.com. The managing editor of The Raiders Wire is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided, and previously wrote for FanRag Sports. He hosts Locked On Cowboys Podcast.
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5 Articles Written
Martin Green
Martin Green spent five years working at William Hill before becoming a journalist in 2009. He has a degree in English Literature and he has edited a number of magazines, newspapers and websites during his career. He began working as a sports writer and professional tipster in 2014, and his work has featured in a large number of top publications across the web.
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4 Articles Written 175 Fact Checked
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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7 Articles Written
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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6 Articles Written
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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3 Articles Written
Mark Strotman
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Chicago Bulls and the NBA for NBC Sports Chicago for about 8 years. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports.
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4 Articles Written
Brian Dermody
Brian Dermody has downloaded and extensively reviewed all the top sports betting sites in the United States, so he is well prepared to break down all the top sportsbooks apps to ensure New Yorkers find the best betting site to sign up with. Brian also provides in-depth guides to the entire New York betting market, making him one of the top resources for gambling knowledge in New York.
Richard Janvrin
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 EmpireStakes.com, Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.
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2 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
Joss Wood
Joss Wood is a Senior Writer for EmpireStakes.com. Joss is globally considered one of the leading voices in the gambling industry, especially North American sports betting. With decades of experience under his belt, you will find Joss' thoughts published across several of the top websites in the world of sports betting.
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3 Articles Written
Bryan Nicholson
Bryan Nicholson a world-renowned golf betting expert who gladly expands his expertise into covering other emerging betting markets like moneyline and BetMGM.
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6 Articles Written
Howard Gensler
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist who’s worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.
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2 Articles Written
Ryan Buschmeyer
Ryan Buschmeyer is a software developer professionally, which make him perfect for analyzing the top betting apps in terms of what features they have to offer as well as identifying what sets each sportsbook apart from the other brands in New York.
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2 Articles Written 5 Fact Checked
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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2 Articles Written
Martin Booth
Award-winning contributor covering sports betting and casino gaming around the world for decades, Martin Booth is one of the most trusted voices in online gambling. From legislative updates in New York to breaking down the top betting apps in NY, Martin covers a gambit of topics for EmpireStakes.com.
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1 Articles Written 6 Fact Checked
Lawrence Hollyfield
Lawrence Hollyfield is an editor and fact-checker. He is dedicated to accuracy, with three decades in print and digital publishing, nearly all of it in sports. Lawrence has been published as a writer, editor, researcher, statistician and analyst. He is determined to bring fresh, relevant content to bettors in New York.
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2 Articles Written
Bryce Derouin
Bryce joined EmpireStakes.com after spending nine years covering high school and college sports throughout Michigan. He’s served as the primary Division II beat writer for Grand Valley State and Michigan Tech. Along with his newspaper background, he's worked in marketing and has experience covering casinos and gambling.
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9 Fact Checked
Michael Peters
Michael is a news editor specializing in online sports betting coverage, including EmpireStakes.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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1 Articles Written
Larry Henry
Larry Henry covers gaming news for EmpireStakes.com and other websites.
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1 Articles Written
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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1 Articles Written 5 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for EmpireStakes.com.
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3 Articles Written
Jon Young
Jon Young is a writer and magazine editor with over 12 years' experience in the gaming sector. He has written on everything from poker and slots to casino, sports betting and mobile gambling. When not trying to take down the Mega Moolah jackpot he can be found playing poker tournaments in casinos.
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1 Articles Written
Eric Pauly
Sports betting expert Eric Pauly has extensively tested New York sportsbook apps so you don't have to when selecting which one to join.
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9 Articles Written
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Dan Alexander
Food & Entertainment Writer
Dan Alexander is a Food & Entertainment Writer for EmpireStakes.com. Dan is the host of two podcasts one about lacrosse and one about sportsbooks. Dan is going to be the one to keep you up-to-date on the most latest news in the food and entertainment world.
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1 Articles Written
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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2 Articles Written
Ron Fritz
Ron Fritz is a former editor for EmpireStakes.com.
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2 Articles Written
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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1 Articles Written
Joe Short
Political Betting Expert
Joe Short is a political betting expert for EmpireStakes.com. Joe covers betting on US politics including a focus on presidential election odds. When Joe isn't analyzing and predicting the latest odds for major political races, he is a freelance journalist covering politics, football, tennis and darts, among other things.
Kevin Spain
Kevin Spain is an editor and writer for EmpireStakes.com.
Bob Duff
A veteran journalist based in Windsor, Ontario, Bob Duff has covered the gambling and sports betting industry since 2016. He has written more than two dozen books, including authorized biographies of Johnny Bower, Desmond Howard and Gordie Howe.

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