SportsHandle.com covers legal, regulated sports betting in the US.
SportsHandle.com brings you the most up to date information on sports betting regulation in the United States. Daily stories on sports betting news, sports betting culture, game analysis and more.
Brett Smiley: Founder, Editor-in-Chief
SportsHandle represents the convergence of all of Brett Smiley’s interests and training: sports, sports betting, journalism and law. Prior to co-founding SportsHandle, Smiley covered the NFL, MLB and social news for FOXSports.com, with earlier stops at SI.com and New York Magazine.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Smiley earned his J.D. at Syracuse University College of Law, before practicing commercial litigation in New York City. From there he pursued a career in sportswriting.
His interest in sports (chief among them, football) and sports betting goes back to before he can remember, perhaps when he accompanied his father to an OTB parlor in the ’80s, later telling his first grade classmates that his father bet on horses for a living. Brett began playing fantasy football in the pre-internet loose-leaf paper era, and betting football games on the playground. At Penn, he played offensive guard on the Quakers’ Collegiate Sprint Football Team, earning a letter each season.
Smiley grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York and now lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Michele and their two bulldogs, Chief and Boomer. You can follow him on Twitter @brettsmiley, where he mostly sticks to sports.
Jill R. Dorson: Deputy Editor
Jill R. Dorson has covered everything from steeplechase to the NFL and then some during a more than 30-year career in sports journalism. The highlight of her career was covering Oakland Raiders during the Charles Woodson/Jon Gruden era, including the infamous “Snow Bowl” and the Raiders’ 2003 trip to Super Bowl XXXVII.