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The IowaBets.com  writing team consists of expert analysts, casino and sports betting specialists with decades of experience. Whether you want news or reviews you can rely on expert and honest opinion to help you choose the best sports betting and casino sites for you.

The experts at IowaBets who bring you the latest updates in Iowa sports betting. We pull together decades of experience to give you analysis as well as comparisons of the best IA online gambling apps.
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 betting apps available to ensure bettors know exactly what they are getting into when they sign up with a bookie or casino.
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Peter Mooney
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Peter has more than 15 years of experience as a copywriter and sports reporter. Other specialties include email marketing, proofreading and copy editing. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife and son.
Sam Davies is a freelance journalist who writes about music, film, sport, fashion and culture. His writing has been published by the BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, Conde Nast, Rolling Stone, Vice, Dazed and many more. Follow him on Twitter @samdavies313.
Bryan Nicholson is the author of "ANGLES & EDGES: A Journey through the Evolution of Golf Betting and the Markets" and owner of the handicapping service 'Nick's Picks'. The world-renowned golf betting expert gladly expands his expertise into covering other top markets like odds boosts and moneyline bets.
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Joss Wood
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Joss has over a decade of experience in the US online gambling market. His analysis and writing cover every aspect of the business. After a career as an Army officer, he spent time in business, then took up online poker. Joss lives in Peru with his family.
Ciaran has written for both the sports betting and iGaming industries for over a decade. He is a true sports fanatic, and he covers a wide range of sports and online casinos in IA for IowaBets.com.
Lisa Railton has been writing and editing for both print and digital channels for more than 15 years. Lisa’s professional experience spans from education and technology to travel and apparel, engaging a variety of audiences with her words.
Award-winning contributor covering sports betting and casino gaming around the world for decades, Martin Booth is one of the most trusted voices in online gambling. From legislative updates in Iowa to breaking down the top betting apps in IA, Martin covers a gambit of topics for IowaBets.com.
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.
Stefan Krysa is a freelance sports writer 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 Iowa sports betting.
Trent is a content editor and fact checker for IowaBets.com. He brings nearly a decade of sports betting expertise to the team and is able to use his sports betting and fandom to explore and review online sportsbooks.
Nate Hamilton is a senior betting analyst for IowaBets.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines. Nate has been a notable voice in the world of the NFL, and football in general, for over a decade producing valuable content for several leading sports media outlets around the country.
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.
Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for IowaBets.com.
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 Iowa sports betting market.
Christopher Boan is a lead writer at IowaBets.com specializing in covering state issues.
Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for IowaBets.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.
Howard Gensler is a contributing writer for IowaBets.com. Before his focus on U.S. sports betting, Howard worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Howard is also a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.
Pat McLoone is a contributing editor to IowaBets.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.
Michael is an for IowaBets.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.
Jeff Parker is a contributing writer for IowaBets.com. A writer for film, television and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with a 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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