About the Author

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.

3 US States Have Sports Betting on the Ballot This November

October 5, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Sports betting is legal in 22 states and Washington D.C. as the end of 2020 approaches. Three more states will put sports betting legalization in the hands of state voters this November. Louisiana, Maryland, and South Dakota all have referendums on the ballot for the upcoming 2020 Election Day. The three states have taken very […]

US Online Sports Betting Sets Records In August 2020

September 25, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The unprecedented rescheduling of major US sports leagues in 2020 saw the NBA and NHL playoffs, as well as the first full month of MLB regular season play, happening concurrently in August. After months of hiatus, August marked the first full month of “normalcy” for US sports leagues. Sports betting revenue figures across the US […]

Legal US Online Casinos Break Records in August 2020

September 22, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The resumption of business for land-based casinos appears to have no negative effect on mobile casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Both states realized record-setting monthly revenue figures in August 2020, as the popularity of legal online gambling continues to gain. Annual revenue crossed the half-billion mark for the year in New Jersey, while Pennsylvania’s […]

With US Sports Back In Action, Online Sportsbooks Had A Big July

September 3, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

July 2020 represented an unprecedented month in the history of US sports. After months of postponement for major US sports leagues, Major League Baseball and the NBA hearkened the return of two of the most beloved sports in the US. MLB spring training began on July 1, and the shortened 2020 regular season began July […]

July Was Another Record-Breaking Month For US Online Casinos

September 2, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The online casino surge shows no sign of slowing down. New Jersey’s legal mobile casino platforms set an all-time monthly revenue record in July, even with retail casinos in Atlantic City open for business. Online poker in New Jersey posted big July numbers, led by Caesars Interactive. The WSOP NJ and 888Poker NJ skins hosted […]

A Look At What’s Trending Up and Down In The Era Of Online Gambling

August 28, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The legal online gambling landscape in the US looks quite different in 2020 than it did just two years ago. The overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) pushed the first domino down in what’s turned out as a boom period for online sports betting. Online casinos thrive as well, as states […]

Do Retail Casinos Reopening Lead to COVID-19 Spikes?

August 24, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Most of the country’s commercial and tribal casinos have reopened across the US, after the COVID-19 forced nationwide shutdowns. The pandemic led to all of the more than 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos in the US to cease operations. In some cases, like Michigan, commercial casinos were shuttered for nearly five months. In other states, […]

Boosted by NJ Online Gambling, Golden Nugget Has Record-Setting Q2

August 18, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) announced record revenue earnings for the second quarter of 2020, as the Golden Nugget NJ online casino platform continues to flourish in the New Jersey market. GNOG second-quarter Gross Gaming Revenues reached $28.2 million, representing an 85 percent increase over the company’s 2019 Q2 earnings ($15.3 million). Net revenue for […]

5 Casino Thefts That are Almost too Wild to be True

August 11, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Over the long term, the house always wins. This holds especially true when it comes to the small number of would-be thieves over the years who have had the gall to attempt a casino robbery. Casinos are tempting targets, of course, with untold sums of chips or cash on every gaming table and behind every […]

US’ Online Sportsbook Revenue Reports for June Contain Mostly Good News

August 5, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Most major domestic sports leagues remained shut down throughout June, but legal online sportsbooks in the US still found a way to thrive. Driven by sports like table tennis, international soccer, and golf, many states with legal online sports betting realized month-over-month revenue gains. New Jersey’s online sportsbooks took in more than $12.7 million in […]