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.

Ungraded copies of a 1991 Upper Deck baseball card showing Michael Jordan taking batting practice have sold for upwards of $100 in recent days. (Image: eBay)

Jumped the Shark? Jordan’s Rookie Baseball Card Sees Record Prices

Even though he finished his brief, one-year minor league career with a .202 batting average, three home runs, and 51 RBIs, collectors now clamor for Michael Jordan’s baseball “rookie card.” That card, an insert in the 1991 Upper Deck baseball set that shows Jordan taking batting practice with the Chicago […]

I bought this salon on Wednesday, and will spend the next two months transforming it into a the finest sports card store in all of Cullman, Alabama. I'm making a big bet on the future of TK. (Image: Amy Kampis)

Opening a Sports Card Shop, Part 2: Buying a Building

Last week, I signed on the dotted line, paving the way to open a sports card store in my hometown of Cullman, Alabama. As I previously recounted for OG News readers, I’m jumping on the sports trading-card bandwagon. Even though some investors speculate this crypto-hot market will burn out soon, […]

Zion Williamson, Mike Trout and soccer in general were among the sports cards that helped fuel the market in 2020. (Image: Beckett)

State of Trading Cards Report Shows Massive Growth in 2020

The top-selling online platform for trading cards says the industry reached new heights over the past year. Interest in sports cards and trading card games like Pokemon and Magic the Gathering has reached such a fervor that eBay decided to crunch the numbers for its first State of Trading Cards […]

A Panini Direct Dutch auction rarely, if ever, goes to the lowest possible price, but some good deals are occasionally had. (Image: Panini)

Strategies for Panini Direct Sports Card Dutch Auctions

Over the past year, it’s gotten increasingly difficult to find new boxes of sports cards to open at a decent price. Retail products sell out as quickly as they are stocked, and hobby boxes sell for well over MSRP — sometimes even as preorders. But, the Dutch auctions on Panini […]

Patrick Mahomes is the highest-paid player in sports, and several sportsbooks are offering prop bets on the Kansas City quarterback. (Image: Sports Illustrated)

Super Bowl DFS: Bank on that Mahomes to Hill Connection

Super Bowl 55 will represent the meeting of perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time and his apparent heir when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams bring the offensive firepower, and provide DFS players with plenty of choices for thier Super Bowl DFS showdowns. […]

It doesn't get much simpler than betting on a coin toss prop at the Super Bowl, but there's ,more to that bet than you might expect. (Image: Bleacher Report)

A Deep Dive into the Super Bowl Coin Toss Prop Bet

Among the myriad prop bets that gamblers can make on the Super Bowl, perhaps none is more both derided and loved than the coin toss prop. Due to its simple nature, the coin toss proves to be a popular prop bet for sportsbooks, but few can deny the bet is […]

Dallas Marvericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban said Thursday that sports cards are among the assets he's hedging his bets on now. (Image: Yahoo Finance)

Is the Sports Card Market in a Bubble? Mark Cuban Hedges His Bets

Dallas Mavericks owner and famed entrepreneur Mark Cuban entered the sports card market bubble debate on Thursday when he listed it among his assets on which he’s hedging his bets. Cuban appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and said he’s adjusted his investment portfolio in a number of categories for fear […]

Bally's Corporation is expanding its sports betting operations by purchasing Monkey Knife Fight for $90 million in stock. (Image: CBS Philly)

Bally’s Prepares for Wide Sports Betting Legalization with MKF Purchase

Bally’s Corporation’s purchase of daily fantasy provider Monkey Knife Fight positions the company to capitalize on sports betting as more states across the country legalize wagering. The company announced the purchase of the third-largest DFS operator in the US on Tuesday for $90 million in stock. The deal is expected […]

Buffalo’s Josh Allen was one of the big winners in NFL Week 3, while the LA Rams were losers to the Bills. (Image: AP)

NFL Conference Championship DFS: Josh Allen Could Be a Bargain

Just four teams remain in the NFL playoffs, with the Bills and Chiefs playing for the AFC crown and the Buccaneers and Packers facing off in the NFC. Several key players remain questionable late in conference championship week, so keep an eye on injury news before finalizing your DFS lineups. […]

Joe Biden (right) enters the 2020 presidential election as a favorite over Donald Trump (left), but not everyone agrees on the size of his advantage. (Image: Jonathan Newton/Washington Post/Getty)

What Will Biden Do? A Look at Inauguration Prop Bets

Joe Biden will take the oath of office today to become the 46th president of the United States. If you’re outside the US, you can enjoy more than a passive interest – you can actually bet on a series of props for the inauguration. Americans cannot legally place bets on […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of two governors signing daily fantasy sports bills into law this month. (Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Critics Raise Concerns Over New York’s Approach to Online Sports Betting

New York appears ready to finally legalize online sports betting within its borders, but critics warn the state’s approach won’t be great for consumers. With the state facing an $8.7 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo softened his stance on online wagering. He plans to […]

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. (Image: USA Today Sports)

NFL Divisional Round DFS: Aaron Rodgers for the QB Slot

We’ve reached the Elite Eight of the NFL playoffs. Looking at DFS, there appears to be good value in certain spots in each position this weekend as we try to squeeze the most value we can within the salary cap. Here are six players to consider. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Packers […]

This Mickey Mantle rookie sold for $5.2 million on Thursday, a record for a sports card. (Image: PWCC)

Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Tops $5M in Eye-Popping Sale

As the sports card market climbs to new heights, the industry witnessed its first card purchase exceeding $5 million on Thursday. Venture capitalist Rob Gough bought a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card graded Mint 9 by Professional Sports Authenticators for $5.2 million through the PWCC Marketplace, ESPN reported. Few […]

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid looks on as Patrick Mahomes hoists the AFC Championship trophy. (Image: Colin E. Braley/AP)

Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers Lead Super Bowl MVP Odds

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs hasn’t even been played yet, but sportsbooks are already taking bets on the Super Bowl 55 MVP. Unsurprisingly, the QBs from the top two seeds are the betting favorites. At BetMGM, Patrick Mahomes leads at +350, followed by Aaron Rodgers at +525. Both […]

Incoming president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris are the co-favorites to win the 2024 presidential election, according to Ladbrokes. (Image: AP)

Biden, Harris Top Updated 2024 Presidential Election Odds

The incoming president and vice president are now the betting leaders for the 2024 presidential election. Ladbrokes’ latest odds for the next US president in 2024 feature Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as co-leaders at 4-to-1. Others in the Field Despite threats of impeachment as he prepares to leave the […]

DeVonta Smith looks to run wild against Ohio State as he did two weeks ago against Notre Dame. (Image: NBC News)

DFS Strategy for the College Football National Championship Game

As the college football season comes to a close on Monday with the national championship game, the DFS sites will offer their last showdown contests. On DraftKings, we must select a captain (at 1.5x the salary but also while earning 1.5x points) and five other roster spots. While it’d be […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked a state gaming board to reconsider recommending a fourth casino for upstate New York. (Image: Getty Images)

Gambling Stocks Jump After NY Gov. Cuomo Endorses Online Betting

Several gambling stocks saw notable increases in share price this week after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s OK with legalizing online sports betting in his state to help make up a budget shortfall. Cuomo has long been an opponent of allowing online sports betting, but New York is […]

For the first time in seven games, Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill went against an NFL betting trend and hit the under in their loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Ryan Tannehill Among DFS Picks for NFL Wild-Card Weekend

The expanded 2020 playoffs mean this wild-card weekend will give us six games instead of the usual four. Quite a few players are nursing injuries heading into the weekend, but the majority should be able to gut it out. It bears watching the injury – and, as always in 2020, […]