We have assembled a team of sports betting and casino experts at who know Illinois and know gambling. These veteran journalists will provide readers with the latest Illinois betting news as well as insight into the industry through interviews with leading figures in the Illinois gambling community.
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Michael Peters
Michael is a news editor for the Group, specializing in online sports betting coverage in 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.
Mario Sanelli
Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting and casinos for
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Ron Fritz
Ron is assistant managing editor of
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Pat McLoone
Pat McLoone is a news editor overseeing coverage for New York state sites and, 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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Jim Tomlin
Jim Tomlin is a writer and editor for He has been a journalist for 30 years, with experience at publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, Saturday Tradition, Saturday Down South and FanRag.
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Adrian Dater
Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for
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Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan is a lead writer at specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.
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Cecil Peters
Senior Betting Analyst
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for
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Shelby Dermer
Shelby Dermer is a reporter for
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Howard Gensler
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist covering the Illinois casino and sports betting market for