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Emile Avanessian

Emile Avanessian

Emile is a one-time banker turned freelance writer. He previously worked in equity research and as a member of the Financial Sponsors Group with Goldman Sachs, where he worked on numerous casino- and gaming-related projects. His written work has focused largely on sports (NBA basketball and European soccer) and sports betting. Emile currently also writes for Squawka and Urban Pitch. His work has also been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Blizzard, Yahoo Sports, SI.com, and ESPN.

Latest articles

Casino Games With a Cute Underwater Theme

February 2, 2023 | By: Emile Avanessian

As a crab with a Jamaican accent once informed us, there is a vibrant, shockingly adorable community “under the sea.” It’s no surprise, then, that games with a cute underwater theme have their own corner of the online slot machine ecosystem. Today, we’re diving into that world, to hang out with mermaids, dolphins, and all […]

Harris Poll Shows American Public Favors Betting, Not Ads

December 6, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Ads are repetitive, and so is history. In 2015, sports betting wasn’t yet legal in the US. The federal government, sports league commissioners, and other power brokers had worked together to keep it that way. Even so, Americans found themselves inundated with ads for the companies that would come to dominate that space five years […]

The Complicated World of Social Media Gambling Policies

December 5, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) recently updated pages regarding its policies for the marketing of iGaming products. While the policies themselves aren’t new, the company apparently felt the need to emphasize them in light of the ever-growing popularity of online gambling – both regulated and not. Facebook requires such companies to obtain its written permission before […]

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