Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia

Sports Writer  |  BETHEL, CT

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Ed Scimia covers gaming industry matters related to sports betting, and is the author of seven books – including Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide to Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games, Gambling Essentials: The Knowledge You Need to Play Popular Casino Games, and So Bad It’s Good: More than 50 Great Films for Your Bad Movie Night. Ed has previously covered chess for About.com, poker for CardsChat News, and is coach of the Yale University curling team.

Naomi Osaka dropped her third-round match at the Australian Open, ending her bid to defend her title in Melbourne. (Image: Tertius Pickard/AP)

Naomi Osaka Out at Australian Open, Clearing Path for Ashleigh Barty

Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty both marched towards an epic fourth-round clash between the tournament favorites at the Australian Open during their first two matches. But Osaka couldn’t get past third-round opponent Amanda Anisimova on Friday, ending her hopes for a repeat win in Melbourne. The defending Australian Open women’s […]

The Champions Chess Tour will return in 2022 with an increased prize funds and new, streamlined rules to encourage aggressive play. (Image: Twitter/Chess24.com)

Champions Chess Tour Coming Back with New Format for 2022, $1.6M Prize Pool

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational launched the era of elite online chess competition in 2020 during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. That continued in 2021 as the Champions Chess Tour launched with more events and more prize money. Now, the tour is returning for a second season, with tweaks […]

Garbine Muguruza lost her second-round match to Aliza Cornet, ending her run at the 2022 Australian Open. (Image: Hamish Blair/AP)

Australian Open: Muguruza, Kontaveit Upsets Shake Up Women’s Draw

Two of the top six seeds on the women’s side of the 2022 Australian Open lost on Thursday, with two other seeded players also falling on a day that busted the women’s draw wide open. No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza lost her second-round match to France’s Aliza Cornet, falling 6-3, […]

Jon Rahm will head into The American Express as the favorite as he tries to win the tournament for the second time in his career. (Image: Matt York/AP)

Jon Rahm Aims for Second Win in La Quinta at The American Express

World No. 1 Jon Rahm won the Desert Classic in La Quinta back in 2018 when the tournament was known as the CareerBuilder Challenge. Now, Rahm enters as the clear favorite to win again in the event now called The American Express. DraftKings Sportsbook lists Rahm as the +500 favorite […]

The Edmonton Oilers have lost 10 of their last 12 games and are now seventh in the Pacific Division. (Image: John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)

Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Odds Collapsing After Latest Losing Streak

The Edmonton Oilers entered the season as a clear playoff team and an outside contender for a Stanley Cup title. But a pair of six-game losing streaks has sent Edmonton tumbling down the Western Conference standings in recent weeks. The Oilers are now 18-15-2, and sit in seventh place in […]

New York online sports betting sites are off to a fast started, with generous promotions and playoff football boosting interest in the sportsbooks. (Image: Jim Davis/Boston Globe/Getty)

New York Online Sports Betting Kicks Off with $150 Million Weekend

When New York launched regulated online sports betting earlier this month, most observers predicted it would quickly grow into one of the largest markets in the United States. Early numbers from the first weekend of betting in the Empire State are bearing those predictions out. New York sportsbooks took in […]

Unexpected Bottlenecks in NBA Top Shot Challenges Frustrate Budget Collectors

Unexpected Bottlenecks in NBA Top Shot Challenges Frustrate Budget Collectors

When NBA Top Shot introduced its frequent Flash Challenges, collectors hoped they would allow regular access to rewards like free packs and exclusive moments. Instead, many users are now complaining about bottlenecks that make seemingly accessible challenges expensive to complete. In the latest example of this trend, collectors could earn […]

The Knicks have traded for Cam Reddish, trading Kevin Knox to the Hawks in exchange. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Knicks Trade for Cam Reddish, Send Knox and First-Round Pick to Atlanta

The New York Knicks are trading for Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish, ending weeks of trade rumors surrounding the former first-round draft pick. The Knicks are sending Kevin Knox and a protected first-round draft pick via Charlotte to Atlanta, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Reddish struggled to find playing time […]