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.

The Vegas Golden Knights promptly cancelled a partnership with tour service UpickTrade.com after just three days. (Image: David Zalubowski/AP)

Vegas Golden Knights Quickly Make, Break Partnership with Mexican Tout Service

When the Vegas Golden Knights announced they were partnering with Mexican sports betting pick service UpickTrade, it didn’t take long for social media to roundly criticize the deal. Within a matter of days, the NHL franchise took that criticism to heart, ending the relationship before it ever really began. On […]

The AL MVP race could come down to Mike Trout vs. the field, with the Angels superstar looking to rebound from a slightly down year in 2020. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

AL MVP Odds: Can Anyone Stop Mike Trout from Winning His Fourth Trophy?

Mike Trout seemingly comes into every season as the odds-on favorite to win the American League Most Valuable Player award. Even coming off what was, arguably, his worst full season in the majors, oddsmakers still see the Los Angeles Angels superstar as the man to beat in the AL MVP […]

Four players remain in contention in the championship bracket, as Rainn Wilson faces Benjyfishy and Sardoche takes on Ludwig in the PogChamps 3 semifinals. (Image: Chess.com)

Rainn Wilson, Ludwig Advance to PogChamps 3 Championship Semifinals

Four players remain in contention in the championship bracket heading into the PogChamps 3 semifinals, which will take place on Friday and Saturday. Ludwig will battle Sardoche in the first semifinal, while Rainn Wilson will battle BenjyFishy for the other spot in the PogChamps 3 final. Two tiebreakers highlight PogChamps […]

TikTok expands reach into professional sports with UFC, soccer deals

TikTok expands reach into professional sports with UFC, soccer deals

Short-form video platform TikTok is rapidly building a foothold in the sports world, with two more deals linking the app to the UFC and professional soccer teams in the United States. On Friday, TikTok announced a multi-year deal with the UFC that will see the mixed martial arts promotion place […]