Authors & Contributors

The NYCasinos.com Staff consists of a team of online casino & sports betting experts, who know NY politics and understand how iGaming works in New York. Our veteran reporters and editors cover breaking NY casino & 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 NY iGaming community.

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Joss Wood
Senior Editor
2 Articles Written 10 Fact Checked
Joss Wood has over a decade of experience reviewing and comparing the best US online casinos to ensure players find their favorite place to play. He has followed the NY betting market for years before it launched, He lives in Arequipa, Peru but his oldest son and two grandchildren live in Manhattan, NY.
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Tom Ober
3 Articles Written
Tom Ober is a professional writer living in New Hampshire. An avid Boston sports fan, he's rooted with his heart (and wallet) for the local teams for many years. When he's not stationed in front of a game on the TV, he's probably playing Gin Rummy or a video game that's roughly 30-40 years old.
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Peter Mooney
9 Fact Checked
Peter has more than 15 years of experience as a copywriter and sports reporter. Other specialties include email marketing, proofreading and copy editing. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife and son.
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Bryan Nicholson
3 Articles Written
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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Matty Simo
2 Articles Written
Matty Simo is a Las Vegas-based writer who has resided there for more than 20 years and covered sports since the age of 16 in suburban Chicago. "Vegas Matty" (as he is known in Sin City) has been involved in the sports gambling scene since graduating from Syracuse University, writing betting articles and helping grow Vegas football contests through his popular proxy service. He is an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas Aces, adopting them as his favorite teams upon their arrival.
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Stefan Krysa
1 Articles Written
Stefan Krysa is a freelance sports writer based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Born in the U.S. and raised in Canada, he is an avid fan of both American and Canadian sports, and is committed to providing up-to-date information regarding sports betting across North America.
Patrick is a second-year MBA student at Seattle University. He majored in journalism at Marquette University. Seattle sports are his passion.
Ciaran has written for both the sports betting and iGaming industries for over a decade. He is a true sports fanatic, and he covers a wide range of sports and online casinos in New York for nycasinos.com.
Nate Hamilton is a senior betting analyst for NYCasinos.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines. Nate has been a notable voice in the world of the NFL, and football in general, for over a decade producing valuable content for several leading sports media outlets around the country.
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Martin Booth
3 Articles Written
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 New York to breaking down the top betting apps in NY, Martin covers a gambit of topics for NYCasinos.com.
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Steve Bittenbender
21 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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Brian Dermody
2 Articles Written
Brian Dermody's attention to detail separates him from the rest when it comes to reviewing the top sports betting apps and casino sites in New York. Brian knows exactly what to look for when evaluating which sportsbook or casino app should be considered among the top available online and is trusted source when evaluating where to bet.
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Bill Ordine
1 Articles Written
Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for NYCasinos.com, 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.
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Lou Monaco
15 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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Jeff Parker
1 Articles Written
Jeff Parker is an entertainment and betting writer for NYCasinos.com. A writer for film, television and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with a 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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Pat McLoone
31 Fact Checked
Pat McLoone is an overseeing coverage for NYCasinos.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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Howard Gensler
5 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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Felix Veletanga
1 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 New York casino market. He previously covered the Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s 2022 NCAA Cinderella run for HudPost.
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Jim Tomlin
1 Articles Written 11 Fact Checked
Jim Tomlin has more than 30 years of experience in sports journalism as an editor and writer. He has covered pro and college events as well as sports betting-related issues for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag Sports and more. He now lends his expertise to NYCasinos.com along with other websites.