Brett Smiley

Gaming Today Brett Smiley

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Smiley earned his J.D. at Syracuse University College of Law, before practicing commercial litigation in New York City. From there he pursued a career in sportswriting.

His interest in sports (chief among them, football) and sports betting goes back to before he can remember, perhaps when he accompanied his father to an OTB parlor in the ’80s, later telling his first grade classmates that his father bet on horses for a living. Brett began playing fantasy football in the pre-internet loose-leaf paper era, and betting football games on the playground. At Penn, he played offensive guard on the Quakers’ Collegiate Sprint Football Team, earning a letter each season.

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Ohio Lawmaker Wants to School Himself, Colleagues on Sports Betting

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to School Himself, Colleagues on Sports Betting

posted on August 09, 2018 by

Ohio state senator John Eklund (R-District 18) had an “aha! moment” with regards to sports betting earlier this year.

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What to Expect at The ‘Book,’ Sportsbook Coming Soon to The Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi

What to Expect at The ‘Book,’ Sportsbook Coming Soon to The Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi

posted on August 01, 2018 by

As the calendar turns to August, we’ll soon see the rollout of legal Mississippi sports betting at several of the dozen-plus properties that have applied for a license. MGM’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi and the Gold Strike in Tunica will go first.

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting Game of Chicken Continues

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Game of Chicken Continues

posted on July 26, 2018 by

The NCAA remains unenthused about the expanding legalization of sports betting in the U.S., but nevertheless has no choice but to respond. One response was the creation of a team of experts to “explore how best to protect game integrity...

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Casinos line up to join New Jersey sports betting picture

Casinos line up to join New Jersey sports betting picture

posted on July 17, 2018 by

The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) received two applications for brick-and-mortar licenses and three for mobile sports wagering before a Monday deadline.

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Meadowlands Racetrack introduces FanDuel Sportsbook

Meadowlands Racetrack introduces FanDuel Sportsbook

posted on July 11, 2018 by

The New Jersey sports betting scene will gain a new player Saturday morning when the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., introduces the FanDuel Sportsbook at Victory Sports Bar & Club in a soft launch.

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