Reporters, Contributors, Experts & Fact Checkers

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

Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker overseeing She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media and as a reporter and fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She's been a passionate sports fan all her life and covered nearly every major sport as a reporter to provide Mississippi bettors with the best information possible.
Jeff Parker
5 Articles Written
Jeff Parker is an entertainment writer for 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.
Cecil Peters
1 Articles Written
Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports teams, with a focus on golf, the NFL and NHL.
Shelby Dermer
3 Articles Written
Shelby Dermer is a report & journalist for Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the Mississippi sports betting market. He grew up in Waynesville, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University.
Mike Ferguson
Betting Analyst
2 Articles Written
Mike Ferguson is a college football betting analyst for 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 Mississippi. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Mississippi sports bettors might be interested in but college football odds are Mike's expertise.
Jim Tomlin
Contributing Editor
11 Articles Written 13 Fact Checked
Jim Tomlin has 30-plus years of experience writing and editing stories about sports, gambling and the intersection of those two industries. He has worked at the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition and now lends his expertise to, among other sites.
Martin Booth
Betting Expert
2 Articles Written
Martin Booth is an award-winning contributor covering sports betting and casino gaming around the world for decades, Martin is one of the most trusted voices in online gambling, from legislative updates to breaking down the top betting apps in various states.
Christopher Boan
23 Articles Written
Christopher Boan is a writer at specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
Thomas Leary
News Editor
1 Articles Written 3 Fact Checked
Thomas Leary is a news editor and writer for He previously spent six years at Sports Business Journal, where he helped identify emerging sectors across sports business, such as legalized gambling, and helped launch a digital newsletter division. Thomas lives in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife Emmie and their dog, Pickles.
Bill Ordine
7 Articles Written
Bill Ordine is a senior journalist and columnist for covering legal and responsible gambling in the state.
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
1 Articles Written
Lou Monaco is a contributing writer for, Lou also is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has more than 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
Michael Peters
Editor & Fact Checker
7 Fact Checked
Michael is a news editor, helping oversee coverage at
Pat McLoone
20 Fact Checked
Pat McLoone is a contributing news editor for, 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.
Howard Gensler
4 Articles Written
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
Nate Hamilton
Football Betting Analyst
19 Fact Checked
Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines including a special focus on all things Mississippi 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.
Matthew Asher
Product Coordinator & Fact Checker
As the current Product Coordinator and Fact Checker editor for, 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 about making sure you have the most up-to-date and correct information about Mississippi betting regulations.