Authors, Contributors, Experts & Fact Checkers

The BetCarolina.com Staff consists of a team of North Carolina sports betting veterans, who know North Carolina politics and understand how sports betting works in North Carolina. These veteran reporters and editors cover breaking North Carolina sports betting news. They also provide opinions on where we are heading in terms of legislation as well as conduct interviews with leading figures in the North Carolina sports betting community.

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Julian Miller
Sports Betting Analyst
1 Articles Written
Julian Miller is a student, freelance writer and avid sports fan. He currently lives and works in Quebec, Canada, and is committed to providing up-to-date information on all things sports betting in North Carolina for BetCarolina.com.
Brandon Solnit, a contributor and product reviewer. As an avid sports bettor and Texas Hold'em player with tournament winnings. He has used some of the most credible sportsbooks available making him a reliable source when it comes to reviewing sportsbooks.
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Blake Weishaar
1 Articles Written 30 Fact Checked
Blake Weishaar is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetCarolina.com. With almost 10 years of gaming industry experience under his belt, he is committed at bringing readers the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding North Carolina's blooming sports betting market.
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Brian Dermody
2 Articles Written
Brian Dermody cut his teeth professionally in the world of UFC marketing but has since turned his attention to the booming sports betting industry in the US. He now spends his days relentlessly testing and reviewing the top sports betting apps available to ensure bettors know exactly what they are getting into when they sign up with a bookie.
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Bryan Nicholson
2 Articles Written
Bryan Nicholson has a strong pedigree in sports betting and poker with vast experience working with variance and assessing probabilities. Bryan is the author of multiple books on sports betting including Hypnotised by Numbers and Angles and Edges. He is predominantly a golf betting expert who gladly expands his expertise into covering other top markets like hockey and football, and expect to see Bryan writing educational pieces from time to time as well.
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Wes Roesch
Editor & Writer
Wes is an editor and writer for BetCarolina.com. Based out of the Kansas City area, Wes has covered sports professionally since 2015 with a strong emphasis on sports betting and the NFL, though he's also covered pro wrestling, UFC, college sports and more.
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Tom Ober
Sports Betting Analyst
1 Articles Written
Tom Ober is a professional writer living in New Hampshire. An avid Boston sports fan, he's rooted with his heart (and wallet) for the local teams for many years. When he's not stationed in front of a game on the TV, he's probably playing Gin Rummy or a video game that's roughly 30-40 years old.
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Dan Thompson
Betting Analyst
2 Articles Written
Dan Thompson is a Lead Betting Analyst for BetCarolina.com. Dan's unique experience makes him the perfect fit to find the latest storylines and interesting betting angles impacting Ohio sports betting.
Ciaran has written for both the sports betting and iGaming industries across multiple states and countries for over a decade. He is a true sports fanatic, and he covers a wide range of sports at BetCarolina.com.
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Richard Janvrin
4 Articles Written
Graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard has written for notable sports outlets such as Bleacher Report. Now with TopUSCasinos.com, Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.
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Stefan Krysa
4 Articles Written
Stefan Krysa is a freelance sports writer based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Born in the U.S. and raised in Canada, he is an avid fan of both American and Canadian sports, and is committed to providing up-to-date information regarding sports betting across North America.
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Adam Warner
5 Articles Written
Adam Warner is an expert reviewer for BetCarolina.com. The author of "Options Volatility Trading: Strategies for Profiting from Market Swings" former financial writer for Schaeffers Research, and freelance writer for Minyanville.com and StreetInsight.com. Previously Adam was a Market Maker on the American Stock Exchange and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.
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Adam Wernham
6 Articles Written
Adam Wernham has over eight years of professional copywriting experience. Growing up in the Bay Area, Adam developed strong ties to local teams including the Giants, Warriors, and 49ers. His passion for sports and writing make him a strong voice on all things sports betting and a great asset to the BetCarolina.com staff.
Kate Magdziuk is an NFL betting expert for BetCarolina.com, focusing on the Carolina Panthers. She's written for NBC Sports Rotoworld, DraftKings Nation, Gaming Society, and 4for4 Fantasy Football. She'll track the Panthers playoff chances and Super Bowl odds, where she'll use her expertise in fantasy football and sports betting to deliver the most up-to-date information available for NC bettors.
Dan Angell lives in Indianapolis and has followed college basketball since childhood, having grown up in the heart of ACC country. He loves finding the angles on every game he watches and believes there's always beauty to be found in every contest, even when that means playing the under.
Matt Perrault is a sports gambling content creator based in Las Vegas. He has been working in the media for over 20 years in nearly every aspect of sports betting.
Edgar Salmingo, Jr. is a lifelong Carolina Panthers fan residing in Los Angeles. He has written extensively about the Panthers for major outlets including USA Today SMG and SB Nation. His Panthers analysis has also been featured on radio shows such as WFNZ and FOX Sports Radio, as well as numerous Panthers podcasts. He currently freelances and you can find his work on Twitter/X.
Julian Council is an NFL betting expert for BetCarolina.com, focusing on the Carolina Panthers. Julian is the host of the Locked On Panthers podcast, a part of the Locked Podcast Network, covering the Carolina Panthers on a daily basis. He'll track the Panthers playoff chances and Super Bowl odds, where he'll use his expertise in fantasy football and sports betting to deliver the most up-to-date information available for NC bettors.
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Chase Sessoms
1 Articles Written
Chase Sessoms is a professional American thoroughbred horse racing handicapper and content creator. He's the host of The Notorious OTB podcast on The Sports Gambling Podcast Network, and has been the cohost of horse racing shows on AmericasBestRacing.Net as well as HorseRacingNation.com.
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Shannon Lane
18 Articles Written 21 Fact Checked
Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetCarolina. She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media and as a reporter/fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She covers everything NFL football to give North Carolina sports betters the best information on the Panthers and other NFL teams.
Veteran motorsports expert David Caraviello is bringing his knowledge of NASCAR odds and drivers to BetCarolina.com. He has covered major NASCAR Cup Series events, including the Daytona 500.
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Adrian Dater
2 Articles Written
Adrian Dater writes about the Hurricanes for BetCarolina.com. The longtime NHL writer spent 25 years at The Denver Post, 20 of which as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche.
Chris Sheridan is a veteran NBA writer who has been covering the league since 1992, with a specialty in international basketball after being credentialed for every Olympics since 1996 in Atlanta. He has been covering sports gambling since 2018.
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Candice Reeves
1 Articles Written
Candice Reeves is an expert reviewer for BetCarolina.com. Candice built a writing career in wealth management, cryptocurrency, and software applications. Her work is routinely featured in leading finance and technology publications, including WealthRocket.com, CryptoVantage.com, and StackCompare.com. Her investing background serves her well as a betting analyst in North Carolina.
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Gavin Beech
1 Articles Written
Gavin Beech has worked in the betting industry for almost 20 years and is a hugely experienced horse racing journalist, sports betting expert and tipster. He has worked for several online betting news outlets, notably MailOnline and the Racing Post, where he is a regular on the Live Tipster slot.
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Ben Fawkes
Sports Betting Contributor
Ben Fawkes is a Las Vegas-based sports betting expert insider, journalist, and analyst. Ben has been in the sports industry since 2010, overseeing digital content for ESPN and VSiN and shaping strategy for popular sports betting TV shows such as ESPN's Daily Wager, along with other VSiN shows, podcasts, and YouTube content.
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Bill Ordine
Senior Journalist & Opinion Columnist
27 Articles Written
Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for BetCarolina.com, was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.
Brandon Justice is a Writer, Commercial Editor, and Fact Checker for BetCarolina.com. He's covered numerous sports betting perspectives for over six years, including everything from analysis & daily picks to reviews & guides. Additionally, he spent six seasons covering college football. The Carolina Panthers follow him on Twitter.
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Lou Monaco
Reporter/journalist
16 Articles Written
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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Thomas Leary
26 Articles Written 112 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary is a senior editor for BetCarolina.com. He previously worked at Sports Business Journal.
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Cecil Peters
Senior Betting Analyst
17 Articles Written
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetCarolina.com.
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Steve Bittenbender
Sports Betting Expert & Insider
90 Articles Written 2 Fact Checked
As a writer and analyst for BetCarolina.com, Steve not only covers gaming news and developments in North Carolina but also provides insights into what they mean for bettors, licensed operators and the state. A veteran journalist with 25 years of experience covering sports, politics and business, Steve has reported on the gambling industry intently over the past five years.
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Christopher Boan
96 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetCarolina.com specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Howard Gensler
Journalists / Reporter
20 Articles Written
Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist covering the North Carolina sports betting market for BetCarolina.com. Before his focus on US sports betting, Howard worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Howard is also a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for BetCarolina.com. The managing editor of The Raiders Wire, Marcus is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided, and previously wrote for FanRag Sports. He hosts Locked On Cowboys Podcast.
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Jeff Parker
12 Articles Written
Jeff Parker is a writer for BetCarolina.com. A writer for film, television and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with an actual Masters Degree in Popular Culture. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he works full time as documentary filmmaker and producer.
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Felix Veletanga
21 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
Felix Veletanga is an experienced reporter who has covered local news, politics, and sports in Northern New Jersey, and now lends his expertise to the North Carolina sports betting market.
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Mike Ferguson
Betting Analyst
2 Articles Written
Mike Ferguson is a college football betting analyst for BetCarolina.com. Mike spends his days browsing the latest lines for all the top college football betting markets to find storylines curated specifically for sports bettors in NC. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that North Carolina sports bettors might be interested in but college football odds are Mike's expertise.
Shelby Dermer is a reporter & journalist for BetCarolina.com. Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the emerging North Carolina sports betting market.
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for BetCarolina.com. He is a lifelong sports fan with an emphasis on college basketball, football, baseball and the scouting/evaluation process. A graduate of Elon University's School of Communications, Josh also has experience in television production.
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Editorial Staff
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Justin Byers previously worked at Front Office Sports as a Business Writer with stops at FanSided covering the NBA and at the Indianapolis Star as a Sports News Clerk. Byers received his B.A. in Political Science from Emmanuel College and M.A. in Sports Journalism from Indiana University. He currently resides in Indianapolis.
Michael is a news editor specializing in sports betting, including BetCarolina.com. He spent nine years as the sports editor of the Tulsa World. Before that, he was the high school sports editor at the Houston Chronicle. He also has been the sports editor at the Beaumont Enterprise and Galveston County Daily News in Texas.
Jim Tomlin has more than 30 years of experience at such publications as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition. He now lends his expertise in sports, betting and the intersection of those two industries to BetCarolina.com, among other sites.
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Pat McLoone
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Pat McLoone is a contributing editor to BetCarolina.com, among other duties. Pat spent more than 40 years at the Philadelphia Daily News, where he became managing editor, and later the Philadelphia Inquirer, as managing editor for Sports.
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Joss Wood
Senior Writer & Product Reviewer
Joss Wood is a Senior Writer & Product Reviewer for BetCarolina.com. With decades of experience reviewing the top sports betting apps in the world, Joss is truly an expert when it comes to deciphering what sportsbooks in North Carolina offer and which ones work best for individuals' unique betting needs.
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Martin Booth
Senior Writer & Product Reviewer
9 Articles Written
Martin Booth is a Senior Writer and Product Reviewer for BetCarolina.com. Martin has spent decades reviewing sports betting sites from all around the world including all the top brands in North Carolina. An expert at picking out exactly what sets each app apart, Martin is our go-to source when it comes to informing our readers on what the top betting apps and sites have to offer in North Carolina.
As the current Editor and Fact Checker editor for BetCarolina.com, Matthew Asher has nearly a decade of experience working in public relations and digital media marketing with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.Matthew is passionate about the sports betting industry and has been known to explain how to bet on the NFL, College Football and other major sports leagues. He is passionate about making sure you have the most up-to-date and correct information about North Carolina betting regulations.
Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for BetCarolina.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on all things Carolina football related. Nate has been a notable voice in the world of NFL, and football in general, for over a decade producing valuable content for several leading sports media outlets around the country.
Hunter Hewitt is a current editor and fact-checker for BetCarolina.com. As a former college sports beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and an avid bettor, Hunter brings a wealth of knowledge to the gambling industry.Hunter has a decade of experience spanning across journalism, digital marketing, and website and content management. He spends most of his off-time watching and betting on football, basketball, tennis and more, and is committed to making sure readers have the most up-to-date and correct information about North Carolina betting regulations and information.

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