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Ryan is an iGaming and sports betting reporter. A two-time Associated Press Sports Editors award winner, his work has been cited by ESPN and The New York Times. He has been published in dozens of publications across the country. He spent a decade reporting on sports and politics before covering gaming in 2018.

Team: Florida Gators (football, basketball and everything else)
Sport to bet on: Football
Sports movie: Remember the Titans
Sports snack: Chips and Dip
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Largest bet of my life hitting: Pregame Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 over Colorado Avalanche in 2022 Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 hit even after the Lightning gave up the first goal.
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Losing a six-leg +1000 single-game parlay in the 2024 NFL Divisional Round between Kansas City and Buffalo by one leg: James Cook rushing yards Over. Cook missed the Over 61.5 yards prop – after entering the fourth quarter with 67 yards.
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Soft2Bet Looks to Bring Gamification to North America

May 17, 2024 • 4:14 PM ET

We continue to invest and reinvest in technology in order to improve the experience and the ultimate KPIs that are really important to any game in business.”

US Commercial Gaming Sets 13th-Consecutive Quarterly Revenue Record

May 16, 2024 • 4:42 PM ET

Eleven individual state gaming markets set quarterly records, including Pennsylvania and New York, two of the nation’s highest-grossing gaming states.

California Sports Betting: Tribal and Operator Cooperation Essential, Both Sides Affirm

May 9, 2024 • 5:13 PM ET

For California tribes, a future sports betting partnership comes down to trust, as tribal leaders reiterated during Thursday’s SBC Summit seminar.

Gaming Stakeholders Again Refute iGaming Cannibalization Fears

May 8, 2024 • 3:53 PM ET

Opposition to online casino gaming from within and outside the industry is unfounded, SBC Conference panelists agree.

Federal Gaming Involvement Presents Threats, Opportunities, Industry Figures Say

May 7, 2024 • 2:01 PM ET

Regulators, industry leaders reaffirm pushes for the federal government to turn its efforts on combating the unregulated offshore market.

Online Casino Stakeholders See Long Delay Before New Market Launches

May 6, 2024 • 6:34 PM ET

Nearly 40 US jurisdictions have approved some form of legal sports betting since the Supreme Court struck down the federal wagering ban nearly six years ago.

DraftKings’ State Launches, Higher Hold Percentage Boosts Revenue

May 3, 2024 • 9:18 AM ET

Gaming company's revenue climbed to $1.175 billion in the first three months of 2024 against $770 million in 2023’s first quarter.

Alabama Gambling Bill Package Set for Next Round of Discussion

Apr 19, 2024 • 4:23 PM ET

Policymakers are set to consider legislation that could see the state’s first commercial casinos, legal online sportsbooks, historic horse racing terminals, and a government-run lottery.

Maine House Votes Down Online Casino Bill, Fate Remains Unclear

Apr 10, 2024 • 10:57 AM ET

Maine tribes support the legislation that would permit slot-machine-like historic horse racing terminals as well as electronic pull tab games.

Maryland Online Casino Bill Defeated Despite Promising Proposal

Apr 8, 2024 • 4:15 PM ET

Absence of bill on General Assembly’s legislative agenda Monday means Maryland's legislative hopes all but over.

Sports Betting Scandal Solutions Begin with Common Sense

Mar 29, 2024 • 12:15 PM ET

The next steps are to reinforce and refine the systems already in place. Legal gambling’s lowest moment is an opportunity to do just that.

Maryland Online Casino Proposal Grilled by Lawmakers

Mar 26, 2024 • 1:59 PM ET

The Senate committee did not take a vote on the bill Tuesday. The proposal must advance before the state’s April 8 legislative session deadline.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenues Rise as In-Person Sinks

Mar 20, 2024 • 3:56 PM ET

Online slots and table games continue year-over-year revenue increase while New Jersey’s brick-and-mortar properties decline.

Rhode Island Online Casino Launch Likely 2024’s Last

Mar 6, 2024 • 4:18 PM ET

The seventh state to go live with real money iGaming will likely be the only state to do so this calendar year.

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