Johnny Kampis

Johnny Kampis

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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.

Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, and also became only the second Spaniard to win the season-ending Race to Dubai. (Image: Getty)

Rahm, Spieth Lead British Open DFS Picks

PGA golfers head to Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England, this week for the British Open. The course, hosting its 15th British Open, will play at 7,189 yards and a par of 70. For DFS purposes, some top names stand out, requiring digging deeper into the salary pool […]

Gov. Ned Lamont signed a Connecticut sports betting bill into law on Thursday, ending a contentious years-long process. (Image: Connecticut Governor’s Office)

Connecticut Seeks Sports Betting by Football Season

Sports betting is coming into form in Connecticut, with the two biggest players in the American industry partnering with the state’s two Native American casinos. DraftKings will partner with Foxwoods Resort Casino and FanDuel will partner with Mohegan Sun to operate both brick-and-mortar and online sportsbooks. Industry leaders enter Connecticut […]

After former Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Mike Noel resigned last month, the state is scrambling to get sports betting rules established for football season. (Image: Gaming Americas)

Loss of Gaming Chairman Delays Louisiana Sports Betting

Due to a staffing issue at the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, the state’s sports bettors may have to wait until after football season begins before placing wagers. The Louisiana Legislature and state voters legalized sports betting last year, and advocates hoped that wagers could begin by the kickoff of college […]

LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets are a sleeper pick to win the Southeast Division. (Image: Neil Redmond/USA Today Sports)

North Carolina Senate Leader Expects Sports Betting Talks This Year

The North Carolina Senate leader said last week that he expects lawmakers to discuss sports betting legislation later this session. As the state Senate completes its work this week before its Fourth of July break, it will focus on other issues such as critical race theory and masks in schools. […]

This 1992 SI for Kids card graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, the only one of its kind in existence, set a sales record for a woman sports star this weekend. (Image: TMZ)

Mia Hamm Soccer Card Sets Sales Record

A Mia Hamm soccer card nearly impossible to find in perfect condition set a sales record for a card depicting a female sports star. The 1992 Sports Illustrated for Kids card graded Gem Mint by PSA sold for $34,440 via Goldin Auctions over the weekend. It’s the only PSA 10 […]

Ohio Sen. Niraj Antani moved his sports betting efforts to another bill after House Republicans tanked his legislation with controversial transgender athlete legislation. (Image: The Economic Standard)

Lawmakers Keep Ohio Sports Betting Bill Alive with Political Maneuvers

The same kind of political maneuvering that hurt gamblers with the passage of an anti-online poker bill in 2006 might benefit potential Ohio sports betting in 2021. Legislators who want to legalize sports wagers in the state moved their efforts to an unrelated bill (House Bill 29) dealing with creating […]

The Maine Legislature sent sports betting legislation to the governor this week, and they await to see if she will sign it after vetoing a bill last year. (Image: Portland Press Herald)

Maine Sports Betting Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

Maine legislators finally crafted sports betting legislation amenable to most of the state Legislature, but now the bill may face its biggest stumbling block – Gov. Janet Mills. Lawmakers finalized the legislation during a special session last week. The sports betting bill would allow both online and brick-and-mortar wagers on […]

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield celebrates Jarvis Landry throwing a TD on a trick play against the Dallas Cowboys. (Image: John Kuntz/AP)

Ohio Sports Betting Moves Step Closer to Reality

After a long battle in the state Senate, a bill that would legalize sports betting in Ohio passed that state body of government this week. Senate Bill 176 passed by a nearly unanimous vote of 30-2, but only after numerous committee meetings and amendments molded it into legislation that was […]

Jon Rahm is the second pick to win The Players Championship at 10/1, but could be a better choice than the 7/1 favorite, Rory McIlroy. (Image: Getty)

Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed Strong DFS Picks for Torrey Pines

The PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines this week for the US Open — the first time it’s returning to that iconic venue since Tiger Woods’ historic victory in 2008. While it’s unlikely a player will dominate this year like Woods did during that tournament, some golfers are poised to […]

New England Patriots Linebacker Kyle Van Noy pursues Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton in 2018 in Charlotte, NC. (Image: Mike McCarn/AP)

Time Running Out on North Carolina Sports Betting Bills

With the end of the North Carolina Legislature’s 2021 regular session fast approaching, sponsors of bills that would authorize and regulate sports betting hope to see discussion of their legislation this month. The session is scheduled to end just before Independence Day. Lawmakers will return for a special session in […]

Beckett Grading Services announced this week that starting on Monday it will stop taking most submissions so it can clear its backlog. (Image: Beckett)

Beckett Grading Services Pauses Most Options to Clear Backlog

Following the lead of PSA, which also saw overwhelming demand, Beckett Grading Services will stop accepting most card grading submissions on Monday as it works to clear its backlog. The company made the announcement on its website this week, in a post discussing its plans for the National Sports Collectors […]

This 1914 Baltimore News minor league card of Babe Ruth just set a new sales record of $6 million. (Image: Collectable)

Babe Ruth Card Sets New Record With $6M Sale Price

With one Babe Ruth card going up for auction later this month expected to compete for the record sale price for a sports card, another Ruth card just set the new standard at $6 million – even if the exchange could be part of a marketing gimmick. Yahoo Sports reported […]

This 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card graded Mint 9 by PSA could break auction records this summer (Image: Memory Lane Auctions)

Babe Ruth Baseball Card Auction Could Top Records

One of the world’s most valuable sports card collections will soon go up for auction, and a famed Babe Ruth baseball card from the lot could break sales records, experts say. Dr. Thomas Newman, a Florida neurologist, died at age 73 in January from complications caused by COVID-19. His wife, […]

Investors can buy shares of DFS operator DraftKings as of Friday after the company went public on the Nasdaq exchange. (Image: Boston Globe)

DraftKings Stock Tanks Despite Positive Earnings Report

It appears that good news doesn’t always prompt positive results. At least that’s what happened at DraftKings, which saw its stock tumble early this week despite a better-than-expected first-quarter earnings report. The company reported a loss of 36 cents per share, better than the 41 cents per share that analysts […]

Former Charlotte Hornets player Muggsy Bogues joined other athletes and professional sports team executives this week in advocating for sports betting in North Carolina. (Image: HowTheyPlay.com)

Former Hornets Players Support North Carolina Sports Betting Effort

Two former members of the Charlotte Hornets have joined the fight for legalizing sports betting in North Carolina. Muggsy Bogues and Dell Curry joined team president Fred Whitfield, as well as Carolina Hurricanes president Don Waddell, in visiting with state lawmakers to tout the benefits of legal wagering in the […]

Ohio state Sen. Kirk Schuring said Monday he plans to introduce a sports betting bill on Thursday. (Image: Canton Repository)

Ohio Sports Betting Bill Coming This Week

A state senator said Monday that he plans to introduce a sports betting bill in the Ohio Legislature on Thursday. Ohio Sen. Kirk Schuring said on 1450 WHBC Monday morning that he’s working “very diligently” on the bill in conjunction with Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman. “It’s right now 250 […]