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About Penn Bets

Penn Bets 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We do NOT publish paid guest posts, “advertorials” or any other form of native advertising.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.

Penn Bets 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 Penn Bets 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 Penn Bets nor any of its managers are affiliated with any casino, gambling company or industry trade group.

Advertising on Penn Bets

Penn Bets 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 Penn Bets 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

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Contributors

Eric Raskin
Eric Raskin

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.

Eric Raskin
Eric Raskin

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.

Gary Rotstein
Gary Rotstein

Gary is a longtime journalist, having spent three decades covering gambling, state government, and other issues for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in addition to stints as managing editor of the Bedford (Pa.) Gazette and as a reporter for United Press International and the Middletown (Conn.) Press. Contact Gary at gary@usbets.com.

Gary Rotstein
Gary Rotstein

Gary is a longtime journalist, having spent three decades covering gambling, state government, and other issues for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in addition to stints as managing editor of the Bedford (Pa.) Gazette and as a reporter for United Press International and the Middletown (Conn.) Press. Contact Gary at gary@usbets.com.

Jeff Edelstein
Jeff Edelstein

Jeff is a veteran journalist, working as a columnist for The Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, NJ for a number of years. He's also an avid sports bettor and DFS player. He can be reached at jedelstein@bettercollective.com.

Jeff Edelstein
Jeff Edelstein

Jeff is a veteran journalist, working as a columnist for The Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, NJ for a number of years. He's also an avid sports bettor and DFS player. He can be reached at jedelstein@bettercollective.com.

Jill R. Dorson
Jill R. Dorson

Jill has covered everything from steeplechase to the NFL and then some during a more than 30-year career in sports journalism. The highlight of her career was covering Oakland Raiders during the Charles Woodson/Jon Gruden era, including the infamous “Snow Bowl” and the Raiders’ 2003 trip to Super Bowl XXXVII. Her specialty these days is covering sports betting legislation across the country.

Jill R. Dorson
Jill R. Dorson

Jill has covered everything from steeplechase to the NFL and then some during a more than 30-year career in sports journalism. The highlight of her career was covering Oakland Raiders during the Charles Woodson/Jon Gruden era, including the infamous “Snow Bowl” and the Raiders’ 2003 trip to Super Bowl XXXVII. Her specialty these days is covering sports betting legislation across the country.

Brian Pempus
Brian Pempus

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.

Brian Pempus
Brian Pempus

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.

John Brennan
John Brennan

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.

John Brennan
John Brennan

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.

Chris Altruda
Chris Altruda

Chris Altruda has been a sportswriter with ESPN, The Associated Press, and STATS over more than two decades. He recently expanded into covering sports betting and gambling around the Midwest.

Chris Altruda
Chris Altruda

Chris Altruda has been a sportswriter with ESPN, The Associated Press, and STATS over more than two decades. He recently expanded into covering sports betting and gambling around the Midwest.