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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.

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.

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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 and weekly content covering all aspects of sports betting in the US, including sports betting odds for professional and college sports.

Between breaking news and 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 2023.




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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 alike to consume sports betting content for the North American market.

Why Trust Us

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

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 VegasGolfer 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.

Gaming Today logo.The Gaming Today Team

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

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.

Carson Mundy

Carson Mundy is the brand content manager of Gaming Today. He enjoys handicapping the NFL, NHL, and PGA Tour with a focus on the analytical side of betting. From a sports journalism background, Mundy has been published by TSN, Sportsnet, The Canadian Press, and Microsoft News. He lives in Toronto and cheers for the Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, and Raptors.

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.

Brant James

Brant James is a senior writer at Gaming Today. He has covered the sports betting industry in the United States since before professional sports teams even knew what an official gaming partnership entailed.

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a contributor to Gaming Today. Cole is a Chicago-based writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment spaces. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns.

Cyrus Eshaghoff

Cyrus Eshaghoff is a New York-based sports betting writer at Gaming Today who covers the UFC, NFL, and NBA. Whether it's heated debates or uncovering statistical insights, he loves discussing (and writing about) sports.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for Gaming Today with plenty of experience under his belt. Dan has written three books about sports and previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. Currently, Dan is residing in Michigan with his family.

DJ Corrigan

DJ Corrigan is a sports betting writer for Gaming Today and has been covering the world of wagering since his days at Ohio State University. Corrigan's love of betting the Over and chasing the hungry dogs has led him to a career crunching numbers with an emphasis on NCAAF, NCAAB, NFL, and MLB betting.

Emma Carlin

Based in Washington, D.C, Emma Carlin is a senior writer at Gaming Today. She has spent most of her career in public relations, writing and producing content for professional teams and athletes. In her downtime, you can find Carlin at a D.C. United or Washington Capitals game.

Gage Miskimen

Gage Miskimen is a journalist from Marion, Iowa, who currently writes for Gaming Today and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 and was editor of the award-winning Daily Iowan. Previously, Miskimen also spent time with the Des Moines Register. He's a lifelong fan of combat sports and martial arts.

Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell has been a senior writer at Gaming Today since February 2023 after joining Catena Media in 2021. Mitchell's background includes 25 years of news, sports, and gaming industry coverage. In his free time, Mitchell enjoys movies and games, and spending time with his son, Keegan. He roots for Iowa's four Division I programs and is still waiting patiently for the Padres, Chargers, or Clippers to win their first league championship.

Tyler Everett

Tyler Everett has been a sports writer since joining the student newspaper at his alma mater, NC State, back in 2008. He's covered sports and sports business for a number of newspapers and websites, including the Denver Broncos, Charlotte Observer, High Press Soccer, and Sports Business Journal, where he currently works full-time.

Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen is the managing editor for 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.

Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 45 years of experience in the sports-writing industry. He's spent the past 20-plus years covering the golf scene, including 10 years as a writer and editor with VegasGolfer Magazine. Bowman also contributes to the GolfNow Network of websites and Las Vegas Golf Insider.

Chuck Bausman

Chuck Bausman is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. Bausman has worked 30+ years in journalism and is a former executive sports editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and managing editor of Philly Hockey Now. He is a journalism professor at Rider University.

Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a senior writer and contributor for Gaming Today. He is a versatile and experienced industry expert with an impressive portfolio who has range from political and legislative pieces to sports and sports betting. He's a devout Broncos fan, for better or for worse, living in the foothills of Arvada, Colorado.

Dan Duangdao

With Gaming Today since July 2022, Dan Duangdao acts as a news editor for the brand. With over 10 years of experience in editing, writing, and social media, Duangdao previously worked as the Editor-in-Chief at Lakers Nation and as an NBA editor at ClutchPoints. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).

Dave Bontempo

Dave Bontempo is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, who has covered the sports industry since the 1970s. He won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcasting by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1997, and is in the New Jersey and Atlantic City Boxing Halls of Fame. Bontempo has broadcast major fights all over the world. The advent of legalized sports wagering shifted his focus to this exciting new industry in 2018.

Erica Renee Davis

Erica Renee Davis is a sports betting writer with Gaming Today. She graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science. After cheering as an NFL cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons, Erica moved to Los Angeles where she became the host of Kevin Pollak's This Week In Football digital show. Since then, she has appeared as an on-air host and sports commentator for FOX Bet, Spectrum News 1 SoCal, CNN, HLN, and TEGNA's Daily Blast Live. Erica is a die-hard Georgia Dawg and a hopelessly devoted Clippers fan.

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil Kalro is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. With an interest in strategy and mathematics, applying that to sports writing was the natural progression. Nikhil’s previous experience includes working with ESPN for five years. His specializations include soccer, football, basketball, tennis, and esports betting.

Tebearau Egbe

Tebearau Egbe is a seasoned gambling writer with over four years of experience. Armed with a Masters degree in philosophy, Egbe possesses a unique ability to dissect complex industry developments, distilling them into insightful narratives that captivate readers.

Victor Araiza

Victor Araiza is a sports betting writer for Gaming Today who joined the team in 2022. Araiza has over a decade of experience covering major sports in the United States with a specialty in soccer.

How We Rate Sportsbook Apps

Gaming Today reviews sports betting apps by examining the below set of predetermined factors that have been deemed important to bettors. Staff members involved in the ranking process include experienced researchers and industry analysts — all of whom operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization.

Welcome Offers and Deposit Bonuses: Sportsbooks are best known for the welcome offers and deposit bonuses they offer as incentives to sign up. Even if some sign-up offers appear similar, the terms and conditions of fulfillment can vary. We compare the best sportsbook bonuses and advise how bettors can make the most of new offers.

Odds and Betting Lines: After registering with more than one sportsbook, bettors can line shop for the most competitive odds. We do the work to help bettors find the best value for each of their wagers. Sportsbooks balance expected profit and risk differently, so savvy bettors will find value in different parts of the betting line at different sports betting sites.

Promotions for Existing Customers: Top-tier sportsbooks don’t ignore their customers after the conclusion of the sign-up period. Promotions are created for existing players to entice them to continue participating in the platform’s betting action. We highlight operators that regularly offer bonus bets, odds boosts, and other types of sportsbook promos to their customer base.

Variety of Betting Markets: The rise of niche sports, growing popularity of college sports, and booming interest in the “Big Four” professional sports have led to heightened betting activity. The variety of betting markets offered by sportsbooks — in addition to regular NFL oddsNBA odds, and MLB odds — is important. We factor in the number of unique betting opportunities and availability of different types of bets, like Same Game Parlays and exotic props.

App Reliability and Ease of Use: Reviewing any online sports betting app takes the usability of the app itself into account. Some sportsbook apps are easier to navigate and designed more efficiently than others. Our reviewers push each app to their limits and then tell you the results.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options: Are you considering a certain payment method, or are you concerned about withdrawal fees? Our reviews dive into the availability of different deposit and withdrawal methods. We also help bettors find betting sites with the fastest payouts and withdrawals to ensure the sportsbook meets expectations.

Security: Gaming Today prioritizes security over any other grading factor. Our experts only examine legal sports betting apps from licensed, trusted regulators. We also check for encryption levels throughout our review process and flag possible security risks.

Customer Support: The last thing a sportsbook user wants to deal with is a customer support team that can’t actually answer their questions quickly and efficiently. Our experts look at the 24/7 availability of customer service and whether the support is helpful and convenient to use.


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