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About PennBets

PennBets (formerly PAOnlineGambling.com) is an independent news, analysis and information website created by a team of experienced online gaming professionals. The primary purpose of the website is to cover the legal, regulated online gambling industry in Pennsylvania. All content on this site is original, and written for the sole purpose of publishing on PennBets.com.

We do NOT publish paid guest posts, “advertorials” or any other form of native advertising. Please do not contact us requesting guest posts or links.

PennBets strives to be Pennsylvania’s most complete resource for online gambling participants and industry followers alike. The editors of the website operate at their sole discretion, and are independent of oversight from any outside organization.

Daily and weekly content on PennBets consists of breaking news and analysis, interviews and opinion editorials. The resources on the site are intended to provide Pennsylvania residents with a complete guide to understanding the ins and outs of playing online in the Keystone State.

Neither PennBets nor any of its managers are affiliated with any casino, gambling company or industry trade group.

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PennBets earns 100% of its revenue through advertising for legal gambling products such as state-licensed casinos, lottery tickets and poker tournaments. All advertisers have an arms-length relationship with PennBets and have no influence whatsoever on editorial decisions.

No advertisements on this website are intended to target individuals who:

  • Are under the legal age minimum required to participate in the advertised products (usually 21)
  • Intend to defraud, or have defrauded, casinos in any way
  • Have a history of problem gambling or are on a self-exclusion list
  • Intend to gamble online outside of Pennsylvania


Bill Grinstead
67 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.

36 Articles

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.

22 Articles

Adam Small has been an entrepreneur in the online gambling space since 2004. He is a cofounder of PocketFives.com and owner of several businesses in the industry.

15 Articles

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.

David Huber
8 Articles

David Huber (known online as "dhubermex") has been involved in the gambling industry for more than a decade. He currently collaborates with several iGaming interests as well as Upswing Poker in the role of writer, analyst and researcher.

JD McNamara
7 Articles

JD 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.

Brian Pempus
7 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
6 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.

Juan Carlos Blanco
4 Articles

Juan Carlos Blanco is a Miami-based freelance writer whose work has been featured in a variety of gambling publications over the last 20 years. While he has written for clients in multiple industries, he specializes in the areas of fantasy sports and sports betting, along with legal US casino gaming.

John Brennan
2 Articles

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.