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.

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 […]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida recently agreed to a new gaming compact, paving the way for expanded gambling in the state.. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida Sports Betting Moves Closer to Reality

The Florida Legislature could move this week to approve a compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe that would introduce online sports betting to the Sunshine State. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the tribe signed a new gaming compact on Friday that includes a provision to allow the Seminoles to […]

The University of North Carolina nearly upset No. 1 Clemson, and as a result AP Top 25 voters dropped the Tigers to No. 2. (Image: AP)

North Carolina Senators File Online Sports Betting Bill

A new North Carolina Senate bill would permit online sports betting in the state, and would also allow wagering at professional sports facilities. Senate Bill 688, sponsored by senators Jim Perry and Paul Lowe, would permit up to 12 online licenses in North Carolina. It would also allow sports facilities […]

The College Football National Championship game on Monday features Alabama and Ohio State, both of whom have potent offenses. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Alabama Considers Far-Reaching Lottery, Casino and Sports Betting Bill

Weeks after it appeared, a plan to allow Alabama residents to vote on legalizing a cornucopia of gaming had died. Now, new legislation is resurrecting the concept. The Alabama Senate passed a package of bills last week that could establish a lottery, casino gaming, and both live and online sports […]

Phil Mickelson tees off at the iconic 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Image: AP)

DraftKings Plans Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale

DraftKings plans to develop the first-of-its-kind retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale in conjunction with the PGA Tour, pending the signing of a bill that would legalize sports betting in Arizona. As OG News reported on Tuesday, the legislation is one of the most ambitious bills in the nation, allowing wagers […]

The Arizona Senate easily passed a retail and online sports betting bill on Monday evening, leaving only the governor's signature to make wagers legal in the state this year. (Image: KNAU)

Legal Arizona Sports Betting Should Happen by Football Season

Legislation that would permit online and brick-and-mortar sports betting passed the Arizona Senate on Monday, paving the way for legal wagers in the state by the fall, pending the governor’s signature. Arizona legislators moved the companion bills Senate Bill 1797 and House Bill 2772 through their chambers, with the House […]

When I opened Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop to the public on April 6 I had it stocked with plenty of vintage wax, a mix of new sealed product and singles of plenty of Alabama, Auburn, Braves players' singles. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

Opening a Card Shop Part 4: Opening Day for Cullman Sportscards

It took me several days to even start this column. Why? Because after I opened Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop last week I became so overwhelmed by customers that I barely had time to breathe, much less write. The response shows the pent-up demand for a collectibles shop in my […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a fiscal year 2022 budget on Tuesday that includes a plan for online sports betting. (Image: Vanity Fair)

New York Announces Plan to Legalize Online Sports Betting

New York announced its budget for fiscal year 2022 on Tuesday, and it includes legal online sports betting. The Empire State’s plan will be more restrictive than most, however, as the state will control the action rather than allow private casinos to run the games. State will control online sports […]

PSA will temporarily stop accepting submissions for all of its lower-tiered grading levels to help it clear its enormous backlog. (Image: Linked In)

PSA Suspends Most Grading Services Due to Overwhelming Demand

Facing a seemingly insurmountable backlog of cards to grade, Professional Sports Authenticators announced on Tuesday it will suspend all but its two highest-tiered grading services. PSA President Steve Sloan said in a post on the company’s website that the company will temporarily stop taking submissions at its value, regular, and […]

A sports betting bill sailed through the Wyoming Senate this month, and now awaits the governor's signature before becoming law. (Image: Wyoming Capitol Square Project)

Legalized Wyoming Sports Betting Now Likely After Senate OKs Bill

Sports betting in Wyoming now has a clear path to legalization after the state Senate handily passed a bill establishing parameters for wagers in the state. On Monday, the Senate passed House Bill 133 by a 24-5 vote with one abstention after only minor revisions to the legislation. The bill […]

A Wyoming Senate committee passed a sports betting bill on to the full Senate after the legislation narrowly made it through the state House. (Image: SweetWaterNow)

Wyoming Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate Committee Vote

An online sports betting bill cleared another hurdle in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, passing a first vote in the Senate. After a contentious hearing, House Bill 133 passed a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee by a 4-1 margin. The Cheyenne Post noted the legislation must still clear two […]

The North Dakota Senate rejected a House resolution that would have allowed state residents to vote to legalize sports betting in 2022. (Image: Fargo Forum)

North Dakota Lawmakers Refuse to Allow Residents a Vote on Sports Betting

North Dakota lawmakers killed a bill on Monday that could have paved the way for sports betting in the state. Although House Resolution 3032 would have allowed a referendum on the issue, senators voted it down anyway. North Dakota sports betting bill handily passed the House The legislation sailed through […]

Topps announced via Twitter the return of Mickey Mantle cards to its products, but did not provide detailed information. (Image: Twitter)

Topps Will Produce New Mickey Mantle Cards

Topps announced Monday the return of Mickey Mantle cards to its products, but what form they will take is still anyone’s guess. The stalwart trading card company, which now holds the exclusive license to use Major League Baseball team names and logos, tweeted a video showing pictures of some of […]

This cowboy and other residents of Wyoming are one step closer to legal sports betting after the state House passed an online-only sports betting bill last week. (Image: Wall Street Journal)

Wyoming Moves Forward on Online Sports Betting

After initial consternation, the Wyoming House advanced an online sports betting bill to the state Senate. HB0133, which would make Wyoming one of the few online-only sports betting markets in the US, passed 32-28 on Wednesday in a reconsideration vote, a day after being voted down by the same tally. […]

Patrons of Harrah's Cherokee will soon be able to place sports bets, but North Carolina appears to be in no rush to legalize online sports betting. (Image: Caesars)

Live Sports Betting Coming Soon to NC, No Online Yet

While North Carolina residents may be able to wager on March Madness — if operations move forward at the hoped-for speed — online sports betting will likely have to wait. The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs recently signed off on a compact between the state and […]