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

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Brian Dermody
1 Articles Written
Brian Dermody tests and reviews all top sports betting apps in the US to ensure bettors know what they are getting into when they register.
Mike Ferguson is a football betting analyst for BetArizona.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 AZ. Mike will also turn his attention to NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Arizona sports bettors might be interested in but football odds are Mike's expertise.
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Wes Roesch
Editor & Writer
6 Articles Written 5 Fact Checked
Wes is an editor and writer for BetArizona.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.
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Kate Magdziuk
1 Articles Written
Kate Magdziuk is an NFL betting expert for BetArizona.com, focusing on the Arizona Cardinals and NFL football betting. She's written for NBC Sports Rotoworld, DraftKings Nation, Gaming Society, and 4for4 Fantasy Football. She uses her expertise in fantasy football and sports betting to deliver the most up-to-date information available for Arizona bettors.
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Eric Pauly
1 Articles Written
Eric Pauly is a betting analyst with BetArizona.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 Arizona sportsbooks are as valuable as they come. He breaks down everything bettors need to know, from the top Arizona sportsbook promo codes to guides on how to bet in in AZ.
Blake Weishaar is a commercial editor and fact-checker at BetArizona.com. He has a wealth of knowledge within the gambling industry dating back to 2014 and has been at the forefront of the sports betting boom since PASPA was repealed in 2018. He plans to harness that expertise in providing the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding Arizona's sports betting market.
Adam has covered sports in Arizona for more than 10 years as a reporter, columnist and radio/podcast host. Along with covering the Cardinals here, he currently writes for AZDesertSwarm.com. When not writing Adam can be found enjoying time with his family and attempting to get better at smoking meats while drinking a craft beer.
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Adam Wernham
1 Articles Written
Adam Wernham has over eight years of professional copywriting experience. Growing up in the Bay Area, Adam developed strong ties to local teams including the Giants, Warriors, and 49ers. His passion for sports and writing make him a strong voice on all things sports betting and a great asset to the BetArizona staff.
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Sam Davies
1 Articles Written
Sam Davies is a freelance journalist who writes about music, film, sport, fashion and culture. His writing has been published by the BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, Conde Nast, Rolling Stone, Vice, Dazed and many more. When he isn't busy writing about culture and music, Sam is looking to find a new Arizona online casino or sportsbook to play on. Follow him on Twitter @samdavies313.
Chris Sheridan is a veteran NBA Writer who has been covering the league since 1992, with a specialty in international basketball after being credentialed for every Olympics since 1996-Atlanta. He has been writing in the sports gambling journalism space since PASPA was overturned in 2018, and age 58 he still can drain the 3-pointer and can dunk with the help of a ladder.
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Ben Fawkes
1 Articles Written
Ben Fawkes has been in the sports betting space since 2010, overseeing digital content for ESPN and VSiN. He helped shape strategy for ESPN's sports betting podcasts and TV show Daily Wager, along with VSiN's show, podcast and YouTube strategy.
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Tyler Olson
4 Articles Written
Tyler Olson has worked in sports media for over a decade, writing, editing, and optimizing primarily NFL and sports betting content. His primary focus is giving users in Arizona the most up-to-date information on operators and sharing the latest promo code offerings they have to offer.
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Christopher Boan
487 Articles Written 2 Fact Checked
Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.
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Joss Wood
11 Articles Written
Over the last 10 years, Joss has written about all aspects of online betting for some of the top online publications in gambling.
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Stefan Krysa
5 Articles Written
Stefan Krysa is a freelance sports writer 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 Arizona sports betting.
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Mark Strotman
14 Articles Written
Mark Strotman writes about the NBA and sports betting for BetArizona.com.
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Lou Monaco
13 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for BetArizona.com.
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Michael Peters
9 Articles Written 297 Fact Checked
Michael is a news editor overseeing coverage at BetArizona.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.
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Thomas Leary
2 Articles Written 33 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for BetArizona.com. He previously spent six years at Sports Business Journal.
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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Cecil Peters
2 Articles Written
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetArizona.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports, particularly MLB and the NHL.
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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Kevin Spain
1 Articles Written
Kevin Spain is an editor and writer for BetArizona.com.
Dan writes about college football, golf and other sports for BetArizona.com.
Pat McLoone is a contributing editor for BetArizona.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.
Brandon Justice spends every day researching & finding ways to optimize how to best deliver credible information on Arizona sports betting operators to new and veteran bettors alike.
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Douglas Pils
11 Articles Written
Douglas Pils has been a sports journalist for 30 years in Texas, Arkansas and New York having worked for the San Antonio Express-News, the Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News and Newsday. He most recently ran the Student Media Department at Texas A&M for eight years.
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Jon Young
1 Articles Written
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, and he is here to help you find the Arizona sportsbooks that are right for you. When not trying to take down the Mega Moolah jackpot he can be found playing poker tournaments in casinos.
Chet Fussman is a writer for BetArizona.com. Fussman is a former horse racing writer and longtime sports editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He's a poker and blackjack player and frequent sports bettor, who plans to send the U.S. Supreme Court a thank-you card for clearing the way for states to adopt sports wagering. Fussman's philosophy: Don't let the bad beats overshadow your winning ones.
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Bill Ordine
4 Articles Written
Bill Ordine is a veteran opinion writer for BetArizona.
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Bryce Derouin
4 Articles Written
Bryce joined BetArizona.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. He is here to help you find the Arizona sportsbooks that are right for you.
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Martin Booth
3 Articles Written
Martin has reviewed sports betting sites and online casinos from all around the world including all the top brands in Canada. 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 Arizona sportsbooks and betting apps have to offer in Arizona.
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Joe Short
1 Articles Written
Joe Short, a contributor to BetArizona.com, is a freelance journalist and former editor at the Daily Express, covering various sports, including soccer, darts and tennis.
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Adrian Dater
2 Articles Written
Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for BetArizona.com. The longtime NHL writer spent 25 years at The Denver Post, 20 of which as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche. 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. He is here to help you find the Arizona sportsbooks that are right for you and start your sports betting journey now.
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Editorial Staff
16 Articles Written
The veteran team of Arizona sports betting experts behind BetArizona.com.
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Julian Miller
Freelance Writer
2 Articles Written
Julian Miller is a student, BetArizona betting analyst and avid sports fan. He is committed to providing up-to-date information on all things sports betting in Arizona.
Sean Chaffin is a longtime freelance writer, editor, and former high school journalism teacher. He has covered the poker and gaming industry for many years. Follow him on Twitter at @PokerTraditions.
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Martin Green
2 Articles Written
Martin Green spent five years working at William Hill, now known as Caesars Sportsbook, before becoming a journalist in 2009.
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Swain Scheps
1 Articles Written
Swain Scheps is an Oregon-based writer, author and data & analytics professional who contributes to BetArizona.com on a variety of topics. He is a multi-decade sports betting aficionado whose most recent book is Sports Betting for Dummies (Wiley, 2020), a book full of wisdom for squares, sharps and everyone in between. He is here to help you find the Arizona sportsbooks that are right for you.
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Jim Tomlin
2 Articles Written 7 Fact Checked
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 BetArizona.com, among other sites.
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for BetArizona.com. 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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Lawrence Hollyfield
1 Articles Written 9 Fact Checked
Lawrence Hollyfield is an editor and fact-checker with three decades of experience producing fresh, relevant and accurate content.
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Jed Meshew
1 Articles Written
Jed Meshew writes about MMA and Arizona sports betting for BetArizona.com.
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Howard Gensler
Journalist / Reporter
5 Articles Written
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist covering the Arizona sports betting market for BetArizona.com.
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Nate Hamilton
Football Betting Analyst and Fact Checker
1 Fact Checked
Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for BetArizona.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Wildcats & the Arizona State Sun Devils. 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.
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Ron Fritz
Managing editor
3 Articles Written
Ron Fritz is a former editor of BetArizona.com.
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Candice Reeves
Expert Reviewer
2 Articles Written
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.
Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting and casinos for BetArizona.com.

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