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The BetVirginia.com Staff consists of a team of Virginia sports betting veterans, who know Virginia politics and understand how sports betting works in Virginia. These veteran reporters and editors cover breaking Virginia 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 Virginia sports betting community.

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Howard Gensler
Howard Gensler is contributing writer to BetVirginia.com. Gensler 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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Keith Stein
Keith Stein is a Virginia-based writer for BetVirginia.com who covers sports betting and casinos.
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Stefan Krysa
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.
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Bill Ordine
Bill Ordine 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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Joss Wood
Contributing Editor
Over the last 11 years, Joss has written about all aspects of online betting for some of the top online publications in gambling.
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Pat McLoone
Pat McLoone is a news editor overseeing coverage for New York state sites EmpireStakes.com and NewYorkBets.com, as well as BetVirginia.com and 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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Andi Petrini
Andi Petrini is a Virginia-based freelance journalist for BetVirginia.com.
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Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Jim Tomlin
Jim Tomlin has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, having worked at such publications as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturdays Down South and Saturday Tradition. He is a contributing writer and editor for BetVirginia.com.
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Lou Monaco
Reporter/journalist
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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Richard Janvrin
Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.
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Matthew Asher
Product Coordinator & Fact Checker
As the current Product Coordinator and Fact Checker editor for BetVirginia.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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Cecil Peters
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetVirginia.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports teams not just in Canada, but across the U.S.
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Jon Young
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. When not trying to take down the Mega Moolah jackpot he can be found playing poker tournaments in casinos.
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Shelby Dermer
Shelby Dermer is a report & journalist for BetVirginia.com.
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Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for BetVirginia.com.
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Mark Strotman
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Chicago Bulls and the NBA for NBC Sports Chicago for about 8 years.
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Chet Fussman
Chet Fussman is a writer for BetVirginia.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.
Kevin Spain
Kevin Spain is an editor and writer for BetVirginia.com.
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Lawrence Hollyfield
Lawrence Hollyfield is an editor and fact-checker. He has been published as a writer, editor, researcher, statistician and analyst. He is determined to bring fresh, relevant and accurate content to Virginia bettors.
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Bryce Derouin
Bryce joined BetVirginia.com after spending the last 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.
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Ron Fritz
Ron Fritz is a former editor of BetVirginia.com.
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Michael Peters
Michael is a news editor specializing in online sports betting coverage, including BetVirginia.com.
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Noah Strang
Noah Strang is a freelance sports reporter with extensive experience in the worlds of sports gambling and sports cards. He has contributed for a variety of publications across the web. Follow him at @noahstrang_ on Twitter
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Adrian Dater
Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for BetVirginia.com.
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Thomas Leary
News editor
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for BetVirginia.com.
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Josh Markowitz
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for BetVirginia.com.
Bob Duff
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. Duff has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, March Madness and the Olympic Games. He has won multiple writing awards.
Michael Kates
Michael Kates is Associate Managing Editor and contributor for BetVirginia.com. Previously, Mike was the Managing Editor at FanRag Sports, Associate Sports Editor at the Chicago Tribune and content editor at The Athletic.
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