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About Hoosier State Bets

Hoosier State Bets is an independent news and information website covering the legal, regulated sports betting industry in Indiana. All content, reviews and informational pages are entirely original, and were written solely for publication on HoosierStateBets.com.

Hoosier State Bets is run by a group of long time gaming industry professionals with a deep understanding of the US market. The news and opinion articles posted here serve the purpose of informing the public about an industry that most know little about.

We do not accept requests to post guest articles or “native” advertising. Please do not send us requests for links and guest posts.

The goal at Hoosier State Bets is to be the number one source of information about Indiana sports betting.

This website is entirely independent of the casino industry – neither the owners nor the managers of Hoosier State Bets have ties to any gambling company or industry trade group.

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Hoosier State Bets may earn revenue when visitors click links on our website. While we have business relationships with our gaming industry partners, those partners have no input toward the editorial content that is posted on Hoosier State Bets. We maintain a strict firewall between editorial decisions and business dealings.

No advertisements on Hoosier State Bets are intended toward persons who:

  • Are under 21 years of age
  • Are self-excluded or otherwise banned from gambling online
  • Intend to violate a gambling site’s terms of service

Contributors

Brian Pempus
30 Articles

Brian served as a senior reporter and online content manager for Card Player Magazine for nearly a decade before joining USBets in October 2018. He is currently focused on legal and regulated sports betting and online gaming. He's an avid jiu-jitsu practitioner in his free time.

Eric Raskin
2 Articles

Eric is a veteran writer, editor, and podcaster in the sports and gaming industries. He was the editor-in-chief of the poker magazine All In for nearly a decade, is the author of the book The Moneymaker Effect, and has contributed to such outlets as ESPN.com, Grantland.com, and Playboy.

Bill Grinstead
1 Articles

Bill has over a decade of experience working in diverse aspects of the online gambling space. He is currently focused on legal, US online gaming, which he has reported on since the industry first became regulated in the country.

Jill R. Dorson
1 Articles

Jill has covered everything from steeplechase to the NFL and then some during a more than 30-year career in sports journalism. The highlight of her career was covering Oakland Raiders during the Charles Woodson/Jon Gruden era, including the infamous “Snow Bowl” and the Raiders’ 2003 trip to Super Bowl XXXVII. Her specialty these days is covering sports betting legislation across the country.

Brett Smiley
1 Articles

Brett Smiley is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Sports Handle, which joined forces with the US Bets team in November 2018. He focuses on the sports betting industry and legislation. He's an avid sports bettor himself, mainly on NFL and college basketball contests. In a past life, Smiley practiced commercial litigation in New York City and previously wrote for FOX Sports and SI.com. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Michele, son Nolan, and their two English bulldogs, Chief and Boomer.

Matt Rybaltowski

Matt is a veteran writer with a specific focus on the emerging sports gambling market. During Matt's two decade career in journalism, he has written for the New York Times, Forbes, The Guardian, Reuters and CBSSports.com among others. In his spare time, Matt is an avid reader, a weekend tennis player and a frequent embarrassment to the sport of running.

John Brennan

John Brennan has covered NJ and NY sports business and gaming since 2002 and was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2008, while reporting for The Bergen County Record.

JD McNamara

JD McNamara is the founder of Content Aces (so he writes a lot of things for the Internet). He also enjoys poker, sports, film, science fiction, and is a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Ryan is a seasoned writer with several years of expertise in poker and online gaming. He is also an aficionado of advantage gambling and a general lover of statistics with a keen interest in strategic probability.

Robert DellaFave

Robert is a veteran writer and analyst for the gambling industry, with a particular focus on the emergent US online gambling market. An avid poker and gambling enthusiast, Robert offers unique perspectives from both the vantage point of the player and industry professional, and is fit to cover a broad spectrum of topics.