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

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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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Bill Ordine
A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.
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Jon Young
Jon Young is a writer & magazine editor with over 12 years' experience in the gaming sector. He has written on everything from poker, slots, mobile gambling, sportsbooks & online casinos in Pennsylvania. When not trying to take down the Mega Moolah jackpot he can be found playing poker tournaments in casinos.
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Ron Fritz
Ron is managing editor of PennStakes.com. He spent nearly 13 years at The Baltimore Sun, including 12 as sports editor. He previously was sports editor at The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, for nearly eight years after serving as a news editor there for four years.
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Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson joined PennStakes.com after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He has consistently produced profitable seasons in NFL and college football and established himself as an elite MLB expert in 2018, hitting 61 percent of his moneyline picks for a profit of $4,062 to $100 players, ending the season on a 22-4 run including 100 percent on World Series games. Previously the award-winning sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Adam spent nearly 20 years covering the NFL, MLB and more.
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Michael Kates
Michael Kates is Associate Managing Editor and contributor for PennStakes.com. Previously, Mike was the Managing Editor at FanRag Sports, Associate Sports Editor at the Chicago Tribune and content editor at The Athletic.
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Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Jim Tomlin
Jim has more than 20 years of experience in sports journalism and covers sports, gambling and the intersection of those two industries for PennStakes.com. He has worked for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag.com, SaturdayDownSouth.com and SaturdayTradition.com.
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8 Articles Written
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 PennStakes.com, Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.
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Pat McLoone
Kevin Stott is a writer for PennStakes.com and has covered the sports gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for multiple sites, including Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report. He was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers in Las Vegas and Suburban Life Newspapers and Press Publications in Chicago.
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Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for PennStakes.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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2 Articles Written
Kevin Stott
Kevin Stott is a writer for PennStakes.com and has covered the sports gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for multiple sites, including Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report. He was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers in Las Vegas and Suburban Life Newspapers and Press Publications in Chicago.
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2 Articles Written
Adrian Dater
Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for PennStakes.com. The longtime NHL writer spent 25 years at The Denver Post, 20 of which as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche. He also covered the Avs for BSN Denver and was the lead NHL columnist with Bleacher Report from 2013-16. Dater has written six books and was a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated from 2011-13.
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2 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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2 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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1 Articles Written
Keith Stein
Keith Stein is a freelance writer for PennStakes.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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8 Articles Written
Thomas Leary
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for PennStakes.com. He previously spent six years at Sports Business Journal, where he helped identify emerging sectors across sports business, such as legalized gambling, and helped launch a digital newsletter division. Thomas lives in Charlotte, N.C.
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1 Articles Written
Kevin Spain
Kevin Spain is Regional Editor with PennStakes.com. Previously, Kevin was a Senior Editor with USA Today, Online Sports Editor with The Times-Picayune and content editor with The Athletic.
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1 Articles Written
Mark Keast
Mark Keast has recently covered the sports betting industry in Canada for The Parleh, and is a long-time sportswriter and editor, most notably with the Toronto Sun.
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2 Articles Written
Bryce Derouin
Bryce joined PennStakes.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.
Bob Duff
A veteran journalist, 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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4 Articles Written
Mario Sanelli
Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting and casinos.
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