Johnny Kampis

Johnny Kampis

Daily Fantasy Sports  |  CULLMAN, AL

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Johnny Kampis is a longtime journalist who has written for The American Spectator, Fox News, HuffPost, TownHall.com, the New York Times News Service, Washington Examiner, and dozens of other print and online publications. He authored the critically acclaimed "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes On the Poker Pros" (ECW Press, 2018). In addition to writing for OG about daily fantasy sports, Johnny is an investigative journalist for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and serves on the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee.

PSA raised its rates on Monday, making it significantly more costly to have sports and TCG cards evaluated through the company. (Image:

PSA Reimplements All Card Grading Services — at Much Higher Cost

The sports card hobby’s leading grader has reopened all of its levels, but collectors must now pay much more for the same services. Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) had to temporarily suspend some of its authentication and grading services last year due to overwhelming demand while working through a backlog of […]

The slabs seen here from PSA and SGC are among the most popular services in the hobby. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

Card Collectors Corner: A Primer on Sports Card Grading

One of the most common questions I get from relatively novice collectors who visit my store, Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop, is about where and how to get their cards graded. Given the popularity of “slabs,” the term those in the hobby use for graded cards, and the boost in […]

Justin Thomas won last week’s BMW Championship and begins the Tour Championship as the No. 1 ranked golfer. (Image: Getty)

Masters DFS: Avoid Tiger, but Roster These Guys

To roster Tiger or not? That’s but one of many questions for DFS players as the first golf major occurs beginning Thursday. Thanks to his middling salary and very strong course history at Augusta, Woods will likely be highly rostered in Masters DFS contests, which means he may be best […]

The Kansas Star Casino would be one of the permitted sites for sports betting under a bill unveiled in the Kansas House on Tuesday (Image: Kansas Tourism)

Kansas Considers Ambitious Sports Betting Bill

Lawmakers in Kansas discussed a sweeping sports betting bill on Tuesday that would allow both online and live sports betting, including in such places as casinos, convenience stores, and at racetracks. House Bill 2740 came together after much negotiation by the state’s gaming interests, who previously couldn’t agree on how […]

A proposal to allow sports betting in Maine shuts out the local casinos from offering online wagers, a move that could hurt its chances of passage. (Image: Giftly)

Maine Sports Betting Bill Faces Heavy Criticism

A bill that would permit online sports betting in Maine passed a legislative committee last week, but enough questions remain that its passage through the Legislature is far from assured. The Judiciary Committee voted 8-6 to advance an amendment to LD 585, a bill that includes several reforms negotiated between […]

US Marshals seized a Charizard Pokemon card a Georgia man obtained through a fraudulent federal government loan. (Image: Bleeding Cool)

US Government Now Owns $58K Pokemon Card

No, the federal government is not getting into the collectible card business, but U.S. Marshals did seize a Pokemon card valued at nearly $58,000 from a man recently convicted of fraud. Georgia resident Vinath Oudomsine, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud earlier this week and received a […]

A Minnesota sports betting bill would legalize wagers at casinos like Mystic Lake and on mobile phones. (Image: Visit Lakeville Minnesota)

Lawmaker Introduces Minnesota Sports Betting Bill

A sports betting bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature enjoys the support of state tribal nations, which should help its chance of passage, says its sponsor. HF778 would establish both online and brick-and-mortar sports betting in Minnesota for residents ages 18 and up. The legislation would create the Minnesota Sports […]

This ultra rare Wander Franco card was pulled out of a box of 2022 Topps at an Alabama card store on Wednesday. (Image: Rob Slater)

Collectors Chase 2022 Topps in Search of Wander Franco Rookie Cards

Despite the continued lockout that has delayed the start of spring training and could very well stretch into the regular season, baseball card collectors still eagerly ripped open the new 2022 Topps Series 1 products on Wednesday. Release date brought with it WanderMania, as collectors tried to pull rookie cards […]

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushed for a first down, but he's currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Image: Getty)

Super Bowl DFS: Look for Value Lower in Player Pool

With the Super Bowl comes the last chance at a big score in NFL DFS this season. As usual in a showdown slate, the top players are priced high enough that we will have to find value lower in the salary pool to round out our lineups. Consider these five […]

You can find good deals on sports cards on the Whatnot app, as long as you don't go too crazy with the bidding. (Image: Screenshot)

Tips for Buying Sports Cards on Whatnot

If you haven’t experienced the Whatnot app yet, let it best be described as collectible sales on steroids. The platform allows sellers to stream and host rapid-fire auctions (usually around 30 seconds each) in a number of categories such as video games, action figures, Funko Pops, and of course, sports […]

Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela tries to block Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball, who would make NBA history as the youngest pro to notch a triple-double. (Image: Suzanne Greenberg)

North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Likely to See Debate in 2022

Lawmakers will probably turn their attention to a North Carolina sports betting bill this year that couldn’t cross the finish line in 2021. Rep. Jon Hardister, R-Gulliford, one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 688, said recently he believes the legislation has enough bipartisan support to pass the state’s Legislature. […]

Sports cards continue to enjoy a strong market, but some incidents this month put a stain on the industry. (Image: Shepherd Express)

Card Collectors Corner: Sports Cards’ No-Good, Terrible Month

Welcome to Card Collectors Corner, a new column about the trading card industry on Online Gambling. You may have previously read my series about the trials and tribulations of opening a new card store in Alabama last year. Now, I’ll be focusing on regular stories about the market. And what […]

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford should have to throw early and often against the Buccaneers in the divisional round of the playoffs, making him a solid DFS pick. (Image: KTLA)

NFL Divisional Round DFS: Pair Stafford and Kupp

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs will prove tricky for DFS and requires close monitoring of status reports. Some of the potential top players this weekend remain on injured reserve as of Friday morning, but are likely to play. With that being said, here are some players to consider […]

Rookie quarterback Mac Jones will start for the New England Patriots in Week 1. (Image: Mike Stobe/Getty)

Mac Jones’ Rookie Card is the Most Submitted for PSA Grading

While the Buffalo Bills waxed the New England Patriots in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs, Mac Jones became the king of graded cards. PSA, the market leader in card grading, released a graphic showing the top-10 most submitted cards for December, and the Patriots quarterback made the list […]

WinStar World Casino is among the gambling destinations that may open sportsbooks in the future if a Oklahoma sports betting bill passes this year. (Image: Dallas Morning News)

Oklahoma Sports Betting Bill Filed

The Oklahoma Legislature will consider a bill this year that would authorize in-person sports wagering in the state. Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, filed House Bill 3008, which could permit sportsbooks in tribal casinos in Oklahoma, with federal approval. The legislation doesn’t broach the issue of online wagers. “I have […]

Ben Roethlisberger will be leading the Pittsburgh Steelers in its AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. (Image: Getty Images)

Wild Card NFL DFS: Roethlisberger Tempting at QB

Twelve of the 14 teams in the NFL Playoffs will face off over wild-card weekend, which gives us plenty of fantasy options over those six games. A balanced lineup of studs and value plays looks to be the way to go in DFS this weekend. Here are six players at […]

Alabama's Wind Creek casino could offer sports betting if legislation passes this year that would authorize new casinos and sports betting across the state. (Image: Montgomery Advertiser)

Sports Betting Bill Likely in Alabama in 2022

Alabama lawmakers will take another crack at passing sports betting legislation this year. Last year, legislators attempted to pass a wide-ranging bill that would have authorized not only sports wagers, but also a lottery and casinos. It didn’t make it through the House before the end of the session. Pushing […]