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About Us

We are a team of writers with over a decade of experience writing about sports, betting and news. NY Betting News is an extension of our parent company Lineups.com. We are specialized news writers with a focus on New York legal betting news. We concentrate our efforts on the legislative process as it relates to legalizing sports betting in New York. We also cover betting news related to horse racing, casino, poker, daily fantasy sports, and lottery. If it’s online and betting, we’re covering the news.  We also bring you odds and strategy on betting events within The Empire State.

Our Writers

Sam Shefrin

Sam is an avid Atlanta sports fan who has been writing about daily fantasy and sports betting for the the past 5 years. He often lets his emotions get in the way when betting an Atlanta game. His casino game of choice is Blackjack and went to Yankees games when the bleacher seats were $5. Sam covers breaking betting news in NY as well as PA and NJ for NYbettingnews.com

Calvin McAlee

Calvin is a sports writer who covers both the legal side of sports betting, as well as the handicapping side. He has covered all 50 states and their stance on legal sports betting. He is also a successful sports bettor that provides daily picks and information for a number of different websites.

Jason Guilbault

Jason is a long time DFS writer, podcaster, and player who jumped into sports betting in 2018. His DFS playing days go back to when you had to decide between Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets. He has written betting news and articles for Daily Fantasy Cafe and Lineups.com.

Tyler Worthington

Tyler does it all for NYBettingNews.com. He manages our social news feed as well as research and data analysis for our in depth posts. Tyler has been working in the sports betting and fantasy space for over 2 years and keeps us running efficiently.

Mackenzie Rivers

Mackenzie Rivers is a sports writer from Chicago, naturally drawn to the eclectic and electric wisdom and wise cracks of the streets of New York City. Mackenzie went to school at Yale University where he frequently took the Metro North down to see and write about sporting events from Rucker Park to Flushing Meadows.

Tom Kovack

Tom Kovack

Tom has been betting on sports over a decade and enjoys digging into betting strategy. Tom concentrates on odds analysis on the NFL, PGA and college football. Tom has over 10 years of writing experience in the space and brings a unique perspective when covering the NY legislative process.