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,, 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.

DFS Players Can Win Free Money in Hot Dog Eating Contest

This Fourth of July, you can root along and, maybe win some cash, by participating in DraftKings’s freeplay competition while watching rapid frankfurter ingesters in Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on ESPN. The infamous contest isn’t going belly up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it’s taking place at […]

Tyler Duncan could be a sneaky DFS pick this week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Although his salary is low, he's notched a tour this season at the RSM Classic and has finished inside the Top 40 the past three weeks. (Image: PGA Tour)

5 DFS Golfers to Watch at Rocket Mortgage Classic

The PGA Tour heads to Detroit Golf Club, playing at 7,340 yards and a par of 72, for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. This is just the second year for this event on this course, so we don’t have much course history to study. Nate Lashley won last year with an […]

Bryson DeChambeau won the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, moving him up to fifth in the world golf rankings. (Image: Getty)

Consider This Strategy When Playing DFS Golf 50/50 Contests

As with other sports, DFS operators offer 50/50 contests in golf in which half of the participants make money, almost doubling their initial buy-in (but not quite, thanks to that pesky rake.) These events, often called “cash games,” require a different strategy than those guaranteed prize pool “tournaments” that typically […]

From the bayous to the cities, most Louisiana residents may get to bet on DFS soon after lawmakers finally set rules and tax rates for the games two years after voters OKed the games. (Image: Visit the USA)

DFS May Soon Come to Louisiana

Legislation that would set the Louisiana tax rate for DFS revenue at 8% awaits the governor’s signature, putting DFS one step closer to becoming a reality in that state. DFS Tax Revenue Will Go to Childhood Education The state Senate voted 36-0 to pass House Bill 64, which sets the […]

Sungjae Im, who was 30/1 at the Honda Classic, became the second first-time winner this year, as PGA Tour favorites are coming up short so far in tournaments. (Image: Tannen Maury/EPA)

5 DFS Golfers to Watch at Travelers Championship

The PGA Tour heads to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, this week, which will play at 6,841 yards and a par of 70. Like last week at Harbour Town, Pete Dye designed this course and it rewards accurate tee shots more than bombed drives. That’s not to say […]

The NFL has announced DraftKings as its first official daily fantasy partner. (Image:  David L. Ryan/Boston Globe/Getty)

Should You Gamble on DraftKings Stock? Experts Weigh In

DraftKings quickly became a stock market darling after its initial public offering in April, with shares more than doubling in less than two months. But after the fervor dies off, will the company – known for DFS, sports betting, and it’s growing online casino division – continue to be a […]

Tyrrell Hatton was one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour before play was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will look to continue his success at RBC Heritage this week. (Image: PGA Tour)

5 DFS Golfers to Watch at RBC Heritage

The PGA Tour heads to Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this week for the RBC Heritage. The par-71 course plays at 7,101 yards for the tournament and is usually one of the tougher layouts for tour golfers over the course of the season. Cheng-tsung Pan won […]

Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is out for the season with a torn ACL. (Image: Getty)

Denver Broncos Signs First-of-its-Kind Deal with FanDuel

In a league that once disdained gambling, the Denver Broncos announced a historic partnership with FanDuel sportsbook on Monday that makes the company the official sports betting partner of the team. Denver Broncos First to Ink Sportsbook Sponsorship For years, the NFL toed the line on gambling, realizing that betting […]

5 DFS Sleepers for Charles Schwab Challenge

PGA Tour golf is back this week with the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Eager DFS fans are ready to watch their favorite pros hit the links in a stacked field featuring 101 players who have previously won on tour. Kevin Na won […]

Rory McIlroy is the favorite at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. (Image: Getty)

Heed This DFS Golf Strategy as the PGA Tour Returns

Live golf is finally back with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, this weekend. With PGA Tour pros back in action, it’s worth a refresher course on important DFS golf strategy before crafting lineups before the tournaments starts on Thursday. Know the Course History Some golf courses are […]

Much to the delight of DraftKings and FanDuel, legislation to end daily fantasy sports prohibition is moving forward in Missouri, Iowa, and Tennessee. (Image:

DFS Betting Rules May Soon be Set in Louisiana

Louisiana residents may get to bet on both sports games and daily fantasy sports in the next year. Lawmakers Try to Turn Two: DFS and Sports Betting Days after sending a bill to Gov. John Bel Edward’s desk that would let state voters consider in November whether to allow sports […]

The New Orleans Saints, led by Marcus Lattimore (23), celebrate their victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Superdome in New Orleans. (Image: AP)

Louisiana Voters to Likely Decide on Sports Betting in Their Parishes

It seems likely that voters in Louisiana will decide in November whether they want to legalize sports betting in the state. House Gives Overwhelming Approval On Wednesday, the state House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 130, which allows for a local option election on sports betting, by a 71-24 vote, […]

DraftKings is facing a civil complaint over its handling of its Sports Betting National Championship contest last weekend. (Image:

DraftKings Stock Soars as Online Gaming Booms

Despite the lack of live sports on which to offer daily fantasy games or live betting, DraftKings has seen its stock nearly double in the past month due to both the boom in online gaming and the company’s future potential. Investors See Big Potential As of midday Wednesday, the company’s […]

DraftKings has reached a deal with New Hampshire that will see it offering sports betting in the state as early as January. (Image: Ed Barkowitz/Philadelphia Inquirer)

DraftKings Reports Major Revenue Increase Despite Lack of Live Sports

After going public last month, DraftKings saw its stock rise sharply today, despite posting a net loss of more than $68 million in the first quarter. DraftKings reported $88.5 million in revenue for the quarter, a 30% increase from last year. Analysts believe the company is poised for rapid growth […]

Players in the American Cornhole League prepare for a toss. The ACL recently partnered with PrizePicks to bring cornhole contests to DFS users. (Image: ACL)

DFS Players Get Excited: Cornhole Contests Are Here

As live sports disappeared from the landscape, DFS operators got creative. They added more esports. They added nonsports. And now, they’ve added cornhole. First Chance for DFS Players to Wager on Cornhole DFS operator PrizePicks recently announced a partnership with the American Cornhole League to add their games to its […]

DFS Upstart Monkey Knife Fight Partners With Milwaukee Brewers

Monkey Knife Fight’s announcement that it will partner with the Milwaukee Brewers as its official daily fantasy sports site is the latest move by the new-on-the-block operator to carve itself a foothold in the DFS space. Monkey Knife Fight Offers Innovative DFS Contests The San Jose-based company entered the scene […]

Caesars was one of a few sportsbooks that released some Super Bowl 53 prop bets on Monday. (Image: Pinterest)

Nevada Gaming Issues Guidelines for Sportsbooks When Casinos Reopen

Guidelines released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Friday require casinos to prevent customers from congregating in groups in race and sportsbooks after the facilities reopen. Casinos Must Implement Social Distancing Those rules, which also apply to bingo halls and keno lounges, state that casinos must develop social distancing […]

DraftKings has launched an invite-only preview version of its New Jersey mobile sportsbook, with online betting expected to become available throughout the state in the days to come. (Image: AP)

DraftKings’ Online Casino Goes Live in Pennsylvania on Friday

DraftKings will launch an online casino in Pennsylvania on Friday after completing a soft launch held on Wednesday and Thursday. DraftKings Continues Gambling Expansion Efforts The company, known more for DFS and sports betting, has expanded into the online casino market, having launched an online casino in New Jersey in […]

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

DraftKings Goes Public Today on Nasdaq

Players can now invest in DFS stock instead of just picking DFS rosters. DraftKings Becomes DKNG DraftKings went public on Wall Street today after announcing Thursday afternoon that its shares will trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol DKNG. CNN noted that the company decided to forgo the […]

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates as the Tigers defeated Florida. LSU moved to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll.

FanDuel Offers NFL Draft Contests for DFS Players

Burrow or Tua? Swift or Taylor? Delpit or McKinney? Picking FanDuel Rosters by Position FanDuel is offering free contests for DFS players to predict the results of the NFL Draft that begins Thursday. In addition to the winner of each contest receiving $1,000, FanDuel hopes to raise hundreds of thousands […]