Authors, Contributors, Experts & Fact Checkers

The Staff consists of a team of California sports betting veterans, who know California politics and understand how sports betting works in California. These veteran reporters and editors cover breaking California 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 California sports betting community.
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Christopher Boan
Reporter / Journalist
Christopher Boan is the lead writer at, specializing in sports betting issues in the western United States. He's covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Michael Peters
Contributing Editor
Michael is a news editor overseeing coverage at BetCalifornia. 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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Pat McLoone
Pat McLoone is a contributing editor for Pat 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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Martin Booth
Martin Booth covers a gambit of topics for as an award-winning contributor covering sports betting and casino gaming around the world for decades, Martin Booth is one of the most trusted voices in online gambling. From legislative updates in California to breaking down the top betting apps in CA.
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Bill Ordine
Senior Journalist & Opinion Columnist
Bill Ordine is senior journalist and columnist for
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Thomas Leary
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for He previously worked at Sports Business Journal for over 6 years, where he helped identify emerging sectors across sports business, such as legalized gambling, and helped launch the publicationā€™s digital newsletter division.
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Hunter Hewitt
Hunter Hewitt has been working in the sports betting industry for over a year, and has been gambling recreationally for almost a decade. Hunter is an experienced writer, editor and content professional, and as a California native based in Oakland, he is committed to providing the most up-to-date information for
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Cecil Peters
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports teams, with a focus on Toronto's favorite players and teams including the Maple Leafs.
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Matthew Asher
Editor & Fact Checker
As the current Editor and Fact Checker editor for, 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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Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker is an entertainment writer for
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Mike Ferguson
Betting Analyst
Mike Ferguson is a college football betting analyst for Mike spends his days browsing the latest lines for all the top college football betting markets to find storylines curated specifically for sports bettors in California. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that California sports bettors might be interested in but college football odds are Mike's expertise.
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Mark Strotman
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who covers the NBA and sports betting for
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Josh Markowitz
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for He is a lifelong sports fan with an emphasis on basketball, football, baseball and the scouting/evaluation process. A graduate of Elon University's School of Communications, Josh also has experience in television production.
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Joss Wood
Editor, Contributor & Fact Checker
Joss Wood is an Editor, Contributor and Fact Checker for Armed with a wealth of experience, Joss is trusted with breaking down the most complex gambling topics into digestible information for more casual bettors or even users who don't bet but want to know more.
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Nate Hamilton
Football Betting Analyst and Fact Checker
Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on all things California football 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.
Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco is a contributing reporter for Lou 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 ( 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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Jim Tomlin
Jim Tomlin has 30-plus years of experience writing and editing stories about sports, gambling and the intersection of those two industries. He has worked at the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition and now lends his expertise to, among other sites.

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