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SportsHandle.com brings you the most up to date information on sports betting regulation in the United States

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 (specifically, 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 in 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.

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