Authors, Contributors, Experts & Fact Checkers

The BetKansas.com Staff consists of a team of Kansas sports betting veterans, who know the politics, the industry, and everything else connected to Kansas sports betting. These veteran reporters and editors cover breaking Kansas 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 Kansas sports betting community.

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Lukas Shaw
2 Articles Written
Lukas Shaw is a betting analyst for BetKansas.com. Shaw, an avid sports fan, has quickly become an authority in the burgeoning market, providing readers with an in-depth analysis of the latest betting apps and bonus codes while also sharing helpful insights on betting strategy.
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Mike Ferguson
College Football Betting Analyst
1 Articles Written
Mike is a veteran sports writer covering most professional leagues along with collegiate sports but for BetKansas.com he focuses on providing informative news and data for college football bettors in Kansas.
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Blake Weishaar
1 Articles Written 1 Fact Checked
Blake Weishaar is a commercial editor and fact-checker at BetKansas.com. He has a wealth of knowledge within the gambling industry dating back to 2014 and has been at the forefront of the sports betting boom since PASPA was repealed in 2018. He expects to harness that expertise in providing the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding Kansas' sports betting market.
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Wes Roesch
Editor & Writer
2 Articles Written 13 Fact Checked
Wes is an editor and writer for BetKansas.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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Kate Magdziuk
3 Articles Written
Kate Magdziuk is an NFL betting expert for BetKansas.com, focusing on the Kansas City Chiefs. She's written for NBC Sports Rotoworld, DraftKings Nation, Gaming Society, and 4for4 Fantasy Football. She'll track the Chiefs' 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 KS bettors.
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Adam Wernham
1 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 BetKansas staff.
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Ben Fawkes
2 Articles Written
Ben Fawkes has been in the sports betting space since 2010, overseeing digital content for ESPN and VSiN. He helped shape strategy for ESPN's sports betting podcasts and TV show Daily Wager, along with VSiN's show, podcast and YouTube strategy.
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.
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Christopher Boan
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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.
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Julian Miller
8 Articles Written
Julian Miller is a betting analyst for BetKansas.com. He's an accomplished writer who uses his expertise to provide up-to-date analysis of the Kansas online sports and gambling industry.Miller is an authoritative voice in the Kansas sports betting space, providing trustworthy information on the top Kansas sportsbooks, betting apps, and promo codes for Kansas sports bettors. He is a one-stop shop for all things related to sports betting in Kansas.
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Martin Booth
Kansas Betting Expert
9 Articles Written
Martin Booth is the senior betting analyst for BetKansas.com. He is an award-winning contributor and expert in sports betting and casino gaming around the world. From legislative updates in Kansas to breaking down the top betting apps, Martin Booth covers a gambit of topics surrounding Kansas sports betting. He is one of the most trusted voices in online gambling and will continue to be a leading voice in the Kansas sports betting market.
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Michael Peters
3 Articles Written 160 Fact Checked
Michael is a news editor, helping oversee coverage at BetKansas.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.
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Stefan Krysa
Sportsbook Reviewer
5 Articles Written
Stefan Krysa is a leading voice in the online gambling industry and a betting analyst with BetKansas.com. Thanks to years of hands-on experience, Stefan Krysa has become one of the most trusted authorities in the online sports betting space.An avid bettor, Krysa provides top-notch analysis of Kansas sportsbooks, promo codes, and legislative updates. He's a source Kansas sports bettors can trust.
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Felix Veletanga
1 Articles Written
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 Kansas sports betting market.
Steve is an accomplished, award-winning reporter with more than 20 years of experience covering gaming, sports, politics and business. He has written for the Associated Press, Reuters, The Louisville Courier Journal, The Center Square and numerous other publications. Based in Louisville, Ky., Steve has covered the expansion of sports betting in the U.S. and other gaming matters.
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Joss Wood
1 Articles Written 17 Fact Checked
Joss Wood has over a decade of experience reviewing and comparing the top online casinos in the world to ensure players find their favorite place to play. Joss is also a specialist when it comes to breaking down what casino bonuses add value and where to find the promotions you don't want to miss.
Josh Markowitz is a freelance writer for BetKansas.com. He is a lifelong sports fan with an emphasis on 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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Cecil Peters
2 Articles Written
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetKansas.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional and college sports teams.
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Douglas Pils
23 Articles Written
Douglas Pils has been a sports journalist for 30 years in Texas, Arkansas and New York having worked for the San Antonio Express-News, the Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News and Newsday. He currently runs the Student Media Department at Baylor University.
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Nate Hamilton
Football Betting Analyst
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Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for BetKansas.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on all things Kansas and Missouri 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.
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Jim Tomlin
3 Articles Written 10 Fact Checked
Jim Tomlin edits and writes about sports, gambling and the intersection of those two industries. He has 30 years of experience with companies such as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition. He now lends his expertise to BetKansas.com, among other sites.
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Thomas Leary
2 Articles Written 29 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for BetKansas.com. He previously worked at Sports Business Journal for over 6 years, where he helped identify emerging sectors across sports business, such as legalized gambling, and helped launch the publication’s digital newsletter division.
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Noah Strang
1 Articles Written
Noah Strang is a betting analyst with BetKansas.com. He has extensive experience in the world of online sports betting and has worked as an accredited NHL media member for a variety of publications across the web.From Kansas sportsbook reviews to legislative updates, Strang provides industry-leading insights about the Kansas sports betting space. An avid bettor himself, Strang is one of the most trusted and experienced voices in the field.You can find more of his work or contact him at his Twitter @noahstrang_.
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Adam Warner
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Adam Warner is the author of "Options Volatility Trading: Strategies for Profiting from Market Swings" and a betting analyst for BetKansas.com. He's also a former financial writer for Schaeffers Research and has a deep knowledge of the Kansas sports betting industry.Miller will be your go-to source on everything from the latest Kansas sportsbook reviews to legislative updates in the state. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Miller is a leading voice in the online sports betting space.
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Eric Pauly
1 Articles Written
Eric Pauly is a betting analyst with BetKansas.com. He has used more Kansas betting apps than most people could name and has become a trusted source in the online sports betting industry.Eric's expert reviews of the top Kansas sportsbooks are as valuable as they come. He breaks down everything bettors need to know, from the top Kansas sportsbook promo codes to legislative updates in KS.
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Matthew Asher
Product Coordinator & Fact Checker
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As the current Product Coordinator and Fact Checker editor for BetKansas.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 Kansas betting regulations.
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Editorial Staff
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The experts at BetKansas who bring you the latest updates in Kansas sports betting. We pull together decades of experience to give you analysis as well as comparisons of the best Kansas online gambling apps.
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Lou Monaco
3 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.
Griffin Carroll is a betting analyst for BetKansas.com. Griffin is a full-time professional sports bettors and social influencer in the world of sports betting and daily fantasy.
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Hunter Hewitt
1 Articles Written 7 Fact Checked
Hunter Hewitt has been working in the sports betting industry for over a year, and has been gambling recreationally for almost a decade. As an experienced writer and content professional in the digital media industry, Hunter has nearly a decade of experience spanning across writing, editing, website management and various forms of marketing.
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Howard Gensler
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Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist who’s worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.
Shelby Dermer is a reporter for BetKansas.com. Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the Kansas sports betting market. He grew up in Waynesville, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University.
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 BetKansas.com.
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Bill Ordine
5 Articles Written
Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for BetKansas.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.
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Jeff Parker
Entertainment Writer
1 Articles Written
Jeff Parker is an Entertainment Writer for BetKansas.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.
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for BetKansas.com.
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Ron Fritz
1 Articles Written
Ron Fritz is a former editor of BetKansas.com.
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Staff Writers
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The experts at BetKansas who bring you the latest updates in Kansas sports betting. We pull together decades of experience to give you analysis as well as comparisons of the best Kansas online gambling apps.
Pat McLoone is a contributing editor for BetKansas.com.

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