Authors, Contributors, Experts & Fact Checkers

The BetMaryland.com Staff consists of a team of Maryland sports betting veterans, who know Maryland politics and understand how sports betting works in Maryland. These veteran reporters and editors cover breaking Maryland sports betting news. They also provide opinions on where we are heading in terms of legislation as well as conduct interviews with leading figures in the Maryland sports betting community.

Hunter Hewitt is a current editor and fact-checker for BetMaryland.com. As a former college sports beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and an avid bettor, Hunter brings a wealth of knowledge to the gambling industry.
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Brian Dermody
2 Articles Written
Brian Dermody relentlessly tests and reviews all the top sports betting apps available in the US to ensure bettors know exactly what they are getting into when they sign up with a new online bookie.
Ciaran McEneaney is a veteran iGaming writer with over a decade of experience working with some of the biggest names in the gambling industry. A true sports fan, Ciaran now spends his time keeping on top of the latest developments in sports betting.
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Bryan Nicholson
2 Articles Written
Bryan Nicholson has a strong pedigree in sports betting and poker with vast experience working with variance and assessing probabilities. Bryan is the author of multiple books on sports betting including Hypnotised by Numbers and Angles and Edges. He is predominantly a golf betting expert who gladly expands his expertise into covering other top markets like hockey and football, and expect to see Bryan writing educational pieces from time to time as well.
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Candice Reeves
1 Articles Written
Candice Reeves is an expert reviewer for BetMaryland.com. Candice built a writing career in wealth management, cryptocurrency, and software applications. Her work is routinely featured in leading finance and technology publications, including WealthRocket.com, CryptoVantage.com, and StackCompare.com. Her investing background serves her well as a sports betting analyst.
Blake Weishaar is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetMaryland.com. A native Marylander himself, he has has nearly a decade of experience writing and editing within the gambling industry, including the proliferation of sports betting since the repeal of PASPA in 2018. He is committed to ensuring BetMaryland.com readers have the most up-to-date and accurate information about Maryland's sports betting market.
Mike Ferguson is a football betting analyst for BetMaryland.com. Mike spends his days browsing the latest lines for all the top NFL football betting markets to find storylines curated specifically for sports bettors in MD. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Maryland sports bettors might be interested in but football odds are Mike's expertise.
Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetMaryland. She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media in digital content programming and strategy, and as a reporter and fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She covers everything NFL football to give Maryland sports betters the best information on the Ravens and other NFL teams.
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Wes Roesch
Editor & Writer
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Wes is an editor and writer for BetMaryland.com. Based out of the Kansas City area, Wes has covered sports professionally since 2015 with a strong emphasis on sports betting and the NFL, though he's also covered pro wrestling, UFC, college sports and more.
Michelle is an editorial researcher and fantasy writer for the NFL Network. She also is a co-host for the BallBlast Fantasy Football Podcast and the Gold Diggers Podcast on the 49ers Gold Standard Network.
Samuel Njoku was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and has covered the Ravens as a writer since 2010. He has worked with CBS Baltimore and Sports Illustrated. You can also follow him on Twitter @RavensTalkPod.
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Lukas Shaw
Gambling Analyst
Lukas Shaw is a gambling analyst for BetMaryland.com. Shaw, an avid sports fan, has quickly become an authority in the burgeoning market, providing readers with an in-depth analysis of the latest betting apps and bonus codes while also sharing helpful insights on gambling and betting strategy.
Matt Perrault is a sports gambling content creator based in Las Vegas. He has been working in the media for over 20 years in nearly every aspect of sports betting.
Adam Wernham has over eight years of professional copywriting experience. Growing up in the Bay Area, Adam developed strong ties to local teams. His passion for sports, betting and writing make him a strong voice on all things sports betting and a great asset to the BetMaryland team.
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Bill Ordine
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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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Jim Tomlin
13 Articles Written 107 Fact Checked
Jim Tomlin has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, having worked at such publications as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturdays Down South and Saturday Tradition. He is a contributing writer and editor for BetMaryland.com.
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Joss Wood
5 Articles Written 2 Fact Checked
During the last 10 years, Joss has written for numerous websites regarding all facets of online gambling. After a career as an Army officer, he spent time in the business world before taking up online poker. Joss lives in Peru with his family.
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for BetMaryland.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.
Shelby Dermer is a report & journalist for BetMaryland.com. Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the sports betting market. He grew up in Waynesville, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University.
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for BetMaryland.com.
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Mark Strotman
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Mark Strotman writes about the NBA and sports betting for BetMaryland.com. He is a veteran sports journalist who 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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Martin Booth
10 Articles Written
Martin has reviewed sports betting sites and online casinos from all around the world including all the top brands in Maryland. An expert at picking out exactly what sets each app apart, Martin is our go-to source when it comes to informing our readers on what the top betting apps and casino sites have to offer in MD.
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Christopher Boan
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Christopher Boan writes for BetMaryland.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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Cecil Peters
2 Articles Written
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetMaryland.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports, particularly MLB and the NHL.
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Lou Monaco
Reporter/Journalist
25 Articles Written
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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Thomas Leary
2 Articles Written 17 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for BetMaryland.com.
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Steve Bittenbender
14 Articles Written
Steve is an accomplished, award-winning reporter with more than 20 years of experience covering gaming, sports, politics and business. He has written for the Associated Press, Reuters, The Louisville Courier Journal, The Center Square and numerous other publications. Based in Louisville, Ky., Steve has covered the expansion of sports betting in the U.S. and other gaming matters.
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Pat McLoone
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Pat McLoone is a contributing editor to BetMaryland.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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Adrian Dater
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Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for BetMaryland.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, including the best-selling hockey book "Blood Feud: Detroit Red Wings v. Colorado Avalanche, The Inside Story of Pro Sports' Best and Nastiest Rivalry of its Era," and was a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated from 2011-13.
Michael is a news editor specializing in online sports betting coverage including BetMaryland.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.
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 a 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.
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Noah Strang
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Noah Strang is a freelance sports reporter with extensive experience in the worlds of sports gambling and sports cards. He's worked as accredited NHL media and contributed for a variety of publications across the web. You can find more of his work or contact him at his Twitter @noahstrang_.
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Eric Pauly
1 Articles Written
Eric Pauly is a betting analyst with BetMaryland.com. He has used more betting apps than most people could name and has become a trusted source in the online sports betting industry.Eric's expert reviews of the top Maryland sportsbooks are as valuable as they come. He breaks down everything bettors need to know, from the top Maryland sportsbook promo codes to legislative updates in MD.
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Jeff Parker
5 Articles Written
Jeff Parker is an entertainment writer for BetMaryland.com. A writer for film, television and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with an actual Masters Degree in Popular Culture. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he works full time as documentary filmmaker and producer.
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Editorial Staff
18 Articles Written 30 Fact Checked
The veteran team of Maryland sports betting experts behind BetMaryland.com.
Richard graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism. He has written for Bleacher Report, among other organizations. For BetMaryland.com, he combines his interests in sports and gambling to seek out the best sportsbooks and casinos.
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Matthew Asher
Product Coordinator and Fact Checker
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As the current Product Coordinator and Fact Checker editor for BetMaryland.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 Maryland betting regulations.
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Mark Keast
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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.
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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Howard Gensler
12 Articles Written
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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Julian Miller
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Julian Miller is a student, freelance writer and avid sports fan. He currently lives and works in Quebec, Canada, and is committed to providing up-to-date information on all things sports betting in Maryland for BetMaryland.com.
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Nate Hamilton
Football Betting Analyst
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Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for BetMaryland.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on all things Maryland football and betting related. Nate has been a notable voice in the world of NFL, and football in general, for over a decade producing valuable content for several leading sports media outlets around the country.
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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Felix Veletanga
3 Articles Written
Felix Veletanga is an experienced reporter who has covered local news, politics, and sports in Northern New Jersey, and now lends his expertise to the Maryland sports betting market. He previously covered the Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s 2022 NCAA Cinderella run for HudPost. Felix specializes in combat fighting and soccer betting analysis with a focus on the Premier League.
Bryce joined BetMaryland.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.
Kevin Spain is an editor and writer for BetMaryland.com. Previously, Kevin was a Senior Editor with USA Today, Online Sports Editor with The Times-Picayune and content editor with The Athletic.
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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