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We have assembled a team of sports betting and casino experts at IllinoisBet.com 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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Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan is a lead writer at IllinoisBet.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.
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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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Bryce Derouin
Bryce covers Illinois sports betting and gaming for IllinoisBet.com, along with other Midwest states. He joined IllinoisBet.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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8 Articles Written 9 Fact Checked
Ron Fritz
Ron is assistant managing editor of IllinoisBet.com
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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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Michael Peters
Michael is a news editor specializing in online sports betting coverage. including IllinoisBet.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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Jim Tomlin
Jim Tomlin is a writer and editor for IllinoisBet.com. 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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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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Bill Ordine
Bill Ordine covers state gambling issues for IllinoisBet.com. He 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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Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for IllinoisBet.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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Pat McLoone
Pat McLoone is a news editor overseeing coverage for IllinoisBet.com as well as 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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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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Dan Kilbridge
Dan writes about college football and other sports after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA Tour for Golfweek in Orlando. He filled several roles in his prior work as sports producer for the Lansing State Journal, where he hosted the Spartan Speak podcast, managed social media accounts, reported on stories and oversaw nightly production on print deadline. Dan also covered college football, basketball and recruiting as the Michigan State beat writer for 247Sports.
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Adrian Dater
Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for IllinoisBet.com.
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Chet Fussman
Chet Fussman is a writer for IllinoisBet.com. Fussman is a former horse racing writer and longtime sports editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He's a poker and blackjack player and frequent sports bettor.
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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
Cecil Peters
Senior Betting Analyst
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for IllinoisBet.com.
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1 Articles Written
Adam Warner
Adam Warner, author of "Options Volatility Trading: Strategies for Profiting from Market Swings," is a former financial writer for Schaeffers Research and freelance writer for streetinsight.com. Previously, Adam was a market maker on the American Stock Exchange. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.
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1 Articles Written
Shelby Dermer
Reporter
Shelby Dermer is a reporter for IllinoisBet.com.
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Lawrence Hollyfield
Lawrence Hollyfield is an editor and fact-checker. He has 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 and accurate content to Illinois bettors.
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1 Articles Written
Josh Katzenstein
Josh Katzenstein is a former NFL beat writer. He spent three years covering the New Orleans Saints for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, and he previously covered the Detroit Lions for four years for The Detroit News. His work can also be found at Bleacher Report. He currently resides in New Orleans.
Kevin Spain
Kevin Spain is an editor and writer for IllinoisBet.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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2 Articles Written
Howard Gensler
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist covering the Illinois casino and sports betting market for IllinoisBet.com.
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.
Mario Sanelli
Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting and casinos for IllinoisBet.com.

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