About Gaming Today

The Gaming Today Story

Gaming Today has a rich history in the US gambling industry. Established in 1976 as Sports Forum, Gaming Today was a weekly print newspaper dedicated to casino and sports betting industry news.

Over the years, dozens of Gaming Today writers and betting experts have delivered weekly news coverage and analysis to sports fans nationwide. The publication has since expanded to daily coverage of the gambling industry to serve its audience’s insatiable appetite for up-to-date and comprehensive information on iGaming. Coverage includes analysis of major sporting events, general casino news, thorough gaming guides and tools, betting contests, and much more.

In its newest incarnation, after Catena Media purchased the brand in 2021, Gaming Today is an online resource for sports bettors and gamblers looking to gain an edge. We cover the latest industry and legislation news, responsible gaming, sports betting odds, legal online sportsbooks, and more.

Casino executives, sportsbook handicappers, and various industry insiders read Gaming Today. We examine what’s trending in gambling and take an inside look at the latest innovations. Our writers connect with professionals within the industry for engaging and entertaining interviews.

Read more about Gaming Today in the sections below.

Your Source for Sports Betting and Legislative News

Gaming Today provides objective, comprehensive coverage of the gambling sector. We follow a strict set of editorial guidelines and are here to help answer your questions about legal online betting.

The content we publish is original—created by a team of experienced writers, researchers, and sports betting journalists. We post daily content covering all aspects of ongoing legislation of sports betting by state, the latest gambling industry company updates and innovations, in-depth analysis of revenue data, and educational content. We also feature live betting odds for professional and college sports.

From breaking news to analysis, interviews, and opinion pieces, Gaming Today is your source for news on legal online sports betting and iGaming. We aim to be the most complete resource for gamblers and sports bettors in 2024.




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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as a top-tier, trusted destination for members of the media, sports bettors, and gambling enthusiasts who consume sports betting content about the North American market. To achieve this, we offer independent reporting, analysis, and commentary from journalists and industry insiders with decades of experience.

Free Sports Betting Tools & Contests

Get an edge in sports betting by utilizing our free tools and calculators at Gaming Today. The Implied Probability Calculator offers a win percentage based on the American odds, and the ROI Calculator provides a return on investment based on the odds and wager amount placed.

Oddsmakers from regulated sportsbooks are welcome to play in the Bookies Battle NFL pick’em freeroll contest. These best-in-class handicappers compete for prizes for most regular-season and playoff wins, plus quarterly prizes, so there’s always a reason to keep playing.

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Why Trust Us

In its current form, Gaming Today is an online resource for reporters, sports bettors, and gambling enthusiasts. We post daily and weekly content covering all aspects of sports betting in the US—from breaking news, market analysis, and exclusive industry interviews to tips on the best sportsbooks and how to find the most competitive odds.

Gaming Today publishes original content created by an experienced team of writers, researchers, industry analysts, and sports betting experts. Our writers and content have been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, Business Insider, The Washington Post, The Verge, FiveThirtyEight, ESPN, Washington Business Journal, USA Today, CBS Sports, Sports Business Journal, and more. Our content creators have also contributed to local and niche sports publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, Lexington Herald-Leader, Las Vegas Sun, Pasadena Star-News, NASCAR Illustrated, and Vegas Golfer Magazine.

The editors of this website operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization. Neither Gaming Today nor its managers are affiliated with any casino or sportsbook.

Gaming Today is proud to serve as a top-tier, trusted destination for all types of sports betting content. We ensure readers have the information required to bet well and responsibly.

About Catena Media

Gaming Today is part of the Catena Media network of sports betting and online casino media sites. Other brands within the network include Legal Sports Report, The Lines, PlayUSA, and Bonus.com. From breaking iGaming legislation updates to sports betting analysis, Catena Media provides plenty of coverage for gambling enthusiasts.

In addition, Catena Media partners with several popular news publications. You can find our content at The Sporting News, NJ.com, AL.com, OregonLive.com. FrontPageBets.com, and Lee Enterprises sites such as the Buffalo News, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Gaming Today logo.The Gaming Today Team

Gaming Today is supported by a team of top-notch sports betting and gaming writers. Executive Editor Brett Collson and Brand Content Manager Carson Mundy head the team.

The editors of this website operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization. Neither Gaming Today nor its managers are affiliated with any casino or sportsbook.

Alicia Hughes

Alicia Hughes is a senior writer and award-winning horse racing journalist at Gaming Today. She previously served as a digital content editor for TVG and racing editor for The Blood-Horse following 12 years at the Lexington Herald-Leader. A graduate of Pace University in New York and a diehard New Jersey Devils fan, Hughes is a past president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association.

Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen is the news managing editor of Gaming Today. He has been a content writer and editor in various industries, including sports betting, environmental technology, and higher education. Brian is a graduate of Iowa State University and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is an industry writer and contributor at Gaming Today. He is a Chicago-based writer in the gambling and media spaces. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns. Rush also covers pop culture and books for Reactor Mag (formerly Tor.com) and TheQuillToLive.com, a sci-fi and fantasy book review site. He has more than eight years of experience writing about gambling and entertainment.

Gerry Ahern

Gerry Ahern is the evergreen managing editor at Gaming Today. A veteran iGaming executive, editor and sports journalist with stops at Yahoo Sports, USA Today and Golfweek, Ahern has covered some of the biggest sporting events on the planet, including the Olympics, the Masters, Super Bowls, NCAA Men's Final Fours and College Football Playoffs.

Brant James

Brant James is a senior writer who covers the sports betting industry and legislation at Gaming Today. An alum of the Tampa Bay Times, ESPN.com, espnW, SI.com, and USA Today, he's covered motorsports and the NHL as beats. He also once made a tail-hook landing on an aircraft carrier with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and rode to the top of Mt. Washington with Travis Pastrana. John Tortorella has yelled at him numerous times.

Carson Mundy

Carson Mundy is the brand content manager of Gaming Today. With a background in politics and sports, he covers the legislative side of the sports betting industry. Carson has more than a decade of experience in the Canadian media and marketing industries, with time spent at resulta, The Canadian Press, Microsoft News, and other national outlets.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a veteran writer and contributor for Gaming Today. He has written three books, including The Ballplayers: Baseball’s Greatest Players Remembered, Ranked, and Revealed, which will be released in 2024. Holmes has previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball.

Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell arrived at Catena Media in 2021 as a lead writer and managing editor for the company’s PlayIA and PlayVA sites. He joined Gaming Today as a senior writer in February 2023. In that role, he tracks market developments in 15 states, the college sports betting industry, and the four major North American pro sports leagues. Russ brings a quarter century of journalism experience to Gaming Today. He is a five-time winner of the Iowa’s prestigious Harrison “Skip” Weber Investigative Reporting award, a two-time National Newspaper Association award winner and a 50-time Iowa Newspaper Association award winner. The lifelong resident of northwest Iowa currently lives in Spencer, a town of 11,000. He is a 2000 graduate of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s 25th Harry Mauck Jr. and Genevieve Mauck Stoufer professional development program.


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