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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Michigan Lawmakers: Show Us the Money

Michigan Lawmakers: Show Us the Money

posted on May 11, 2018 by

When Brandt Iden was elected to the Michigan State Assembly in 2014, he probably thought his job was to shape the law. But in the intervening years, he’s learned that in order to best do that job, he must also be a student, teacher and mediator.

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UFC 224 preview, picks: An exciting card with appetizing betting opportunities

UFC 224 preview, picks: An exciting card with appetizing betting opportunities

posted on May 10, 2018 by

It’s easy for fans and sports bettors to overlook UFC 224 while looking forward toward CM Punk’s redemption fight at UFC 225, the champion vs. champion match-up at UFC 226 or the rumored Georges St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz bout at UFC 227.

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What just happened at this West Virginia sports betting meeting?

What just happened at this West Virginia sports betting meeting?

posted on May 10, 2018 by

What just happened at this WV sports betting meeting involving Major League Baseball, lobbyists, local universities, lawmakers and ‘Bray the Intern’?

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NBA Western Conference Finals preview, pick: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

NBA Western Conference Finals preview, pick: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

posted on May 09, 2018 by

The 2017-2018 Houston Rockets are not just good – they are positioned favorably in a historical context to advance to and win the NBA Finals.  

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Tribal concerns reportedly slowing Michigan on sports betting legislation

Tribal concerns reportedly slowing Michigan on sports betting legislation

posted on May 09, 2018 by

As the state of Michigan nears an extended break in its current legislative session, the issue of Michigan sports betting is getting jostled around within a broader bill that would create the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. 

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