About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.

Ohio Sports Betting: Strategies for Using Free Bets

November 8, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Ohio sports betting market will debut in the first minutes of 2023, on New Year’s Day. At that time, sports bettors in the state will finally be able to legally place wagers on sports. Sportsbooks are jostling for position as launch day approaches, and for consumers that means enticing offers to become customers. It […]

No Irony Here: Pete Rose to Place First Wager in Ohio Sports Betting

November 2, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The familiar face of Cincinnati’s most cherished hometown hero will be on hand to place the first wager at the Hard Rock Casino when Ohio legal sports betting launches. Former Reds star and Major League Baseball all-time hit king Pete Rose will fill out the first betting slip at the new sportsbook on Jan. 1, […]

Cincinnati Reds to Open BetMGM Retail Sportsbook at Great American Ballpark

October 12, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

With legal online sports betting set to debut in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023, the Cincinnati Reds have made a move aligned with that development by naming BetMGM Sportsbook as one of their official sports betting partners. As part of the partnership, BetMGM will open a retail sportsbook at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. […]

Cleveland Guardians Overcome Longshot Odds to Make MLB Playoffs

October 6, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Cleveland Guardians begin their Wild Card playoff series on Friday when they host the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field. The Guardians overcame the steepest odds of MLB’s six division winners: 10-to-1 from Caesars and BetMGM as Spring Training broke in early April. A $100 bet on Cleveland to win the AL Central on […]

Commission Approves 13 More Ohio Sports Betting Licenses

September 21, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Ohio Casino Control Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 21, approved 13 platforms for sports betting licenses when Ohio online sports betting launches on Jan. 1. The sportsbooks named include BetMGM, Caesars, and FanDuel. among others. The new sportsbooks approved on Sept. 21 come two weeks after the first batch of sports betting licenses were approved. […]

How Cleveland Cavaliers’ Odds Shifted After Donovan Mitchell Trade

September 2, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Cleveland Cavaliers sent shockwaves through the NBA on Thursday when they agreed to a trade with the Utah Jazz that will bring Donovan Mitchell to the team. The Cavs surrendered a lot to acquire the three-time All-Star guard, who turns 26 next week. Cleveland reportedly gave up three unprotected first-round picks, two pick swaps, […]

Ohio Sportsbook Bonuses to Expect When Ohio Sports Betting Launches

August 23, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Sports betting will launch in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023, launching one of the most anticipated markets in the United States. For bettors, this means Ohio sports betting online will be offering attractive bonuses to get you to register and create an account. This is the time when Ohio sports fans can choose which sports […]

5 Times LeBron James was Better Than Michael Jordan

August 17, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Basketball fans may argue forever about LeBron James. Is he the greatest two-way player ever? Is he a champion or an opportunist who orchestrated rosters so he could team with the best players? Who was better: LeBron or Michael Jordan? This article won’t answer that question. But it will list five times that King James […]

Top 5 Defensive Players in Cincinnati Bengals History

August 15, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Since their birth in 1967, the Cincinnati Bengals have been a sort of shirt-tail extension of the other Ohio professional football team. Even in times of success, the Bengals feel like the bridesmaid and never the bride. That’s because the patriarch of the franchise was the irrepressible Paul Brown, who founded the Browns and coached […]