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

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Bryce Derouin
With a decade in the media and gambling space in Michigan, Bryce aims to bring you the latest news and developments in Michigan online casino and sports betting.
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38 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.
Dan Kilbridge
Dan joined the team 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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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 TopUSCasinos.com, Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.
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15 Articles Written
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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1 Articles Written
Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for GreatLakesStakes.com.
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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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1 Articles Written
Josh Markowitz
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for GreatLakesStakes.com.
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Michael Peters
Michael is a news editor specializing in online sports betting coverage in the Midwest, including GreatLakesStakes. 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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28 Articles Written
Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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8 Fact Checked
Pat McLoone
Pat McLoone is a news editor overseeing coverage for GreatLakesStakes and other betting-related websites. 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.
Joss Wood
Joss has written about all aspects of online gambling during the past 10 years for numerous sites. After a career as an Army officer, he spent time in business, then took up online poker. Joss lives in Peru with his family.
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7 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary
News Editor
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for GreatLakesStakes.com.
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1 Articles Written
Martin Green
Along with GreatLakesStakes.com, Martin Green contributes as a betting expert to numerous well-known websites.
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11 Articles Written
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Brian Dermody
Brian Dermody spends his days relentlessly testing and reviewing the top betting apps available to ensure bettors know exactly what they are getting into when they sign up with a bookie or casino.
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5 Articles Written 3 Fact Checked
Jim Tomlin
Florida resident Jim Tomlin writes and edits for GreatLakesStakes.com. In 30 years as a journalist he has worked for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, Saturday Tradition, Saturday Down South and FanRag.
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4 Articles Written
Shelby Dermer
Reporter
Shelby Dermer covers sports betting and casinos for GreatLakesStakes.com.
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Ron Fritz
Ron is managing editor of GreatLakesStakes.com. He grew up in the Midwest and went to college at Bowling Green State University, not far from Michigan. 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.
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1 Fact Checked
Matthew Asher
As the current Editor and Fact Checker editor for GreatLakeStakes.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.
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1 Articles Written
Bryan Nicholson
Bryan Nicholson is the author of "ANGLES & EDGES: A Journey through the Evolution of Golf Betting and the Markets" and owner of the handicapping service 'Nick's Picks'. The world-renowned golf betting expert gladly expands his expertise into covering other top markets like odds boosts and moneyline bets.
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1 Articles Written
Cecil Peters
Senior Betting Analyst
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for GreatLakesStakes.com.
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1 Articles Written
Joe Short
Joe Short is a journalist and former Editor at the Daily Express, covering politics, football, tennis and darts, among other things.
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3 Articles Written
Howard Gensler
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist covering the Michigan sports betting market for GreatLakesStakes.com. Before his focus on U.S. sports betting, Howard worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Howard is also a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.

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