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Maryland Sharp is an independent source for all of the news, analysis, and information you need to stay in the know about online gambling in Maryland. The content we publish is all original and is created by our experienced team of writers, researchers, casinos, and sports betting experts.

We post regular content covering all aspects of gambling online in Maryland. From breaking news, interviews, revenue analysis, and opinion pieces, if it’s happening in the world of online betting in Maryland, you’ll find it on Maryland Sharp.

Neither Maryland Sharp nor any of its managers are directly affiliated with any casino or sportsbook.

Maryland Sharp Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve as a complete and credible source for bettors, members of the media, and industry followers by providing extensive independent coverage of online gambling in Maryland.

Why Trust Us?

Maryland Sharp aims to serve as a complete and credible source for bettors, members of the media, and industry followers by providing extensive independent coverage of online gambling in Maryland. Here’s how we do it.

Timely Stories

We publish daily and weekly content, aiming to be first-to-market with breaking news and updates on Maryland’s journey to launch mobile betting.

Original Content

All of our content is original and covers every aspect of betting online in Maryland including breaking news, revenue analysis, opinion pieces, exclusive interviews, and more. Once the state launches, Maryland Sharp will include additional content like independent app rankings and up-to-date odds.

Industry Expertise

Our content creators are an experienced group of journalists, researchers, and sports betting experts who are dedicated to unbiased and accurate reporting. The team has worked with reputable media outlets and organizations including CNN, Fox Sports, Kentucky State Capitol, The Houston Chronicle, and more.

Maryland Sharp Team

Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is the Executive Editor of MarylandSharp.com. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries. Amber became a Cubs fan after living a handful of blocks from Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of her Mets-loving family and Red Sox-loving husband. Amber writes for a number of online sites including the food and lifestyle site Food And Drink Destinations.

Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen is the Managing Editor for Maryland Sharp. He has been a content writer and editor in various industries, including sports betting, environmental technology, and higher education. Brian is a graduate of Iowa State University and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s an NFL and MLB fan.

Corey Roepken

Corey Roepken is the Senior News Editor at Maryland Sharp. Roepken has 20 years of experience as a sports journalist in Michigan, Texas and Tennessee. Most notably, he covered professional and international soccer for the Houston Chronicle. He has also covered college softball, SEC football, the MLB and the NFL.

Connor Grootenhuis

Connor Grootenhuis is a Content Manager and sportswriter covering all things gambling and sports betting. Based in the Bayou State of Louisiana, he is a lifelong sports fan and a believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.

Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a Senior Writer and Contributor at Maryland Sharp, with a focus on the sports betting industry and the financial and political impact of gaming on the state.

Kayleigh Toney

Kayleigh Toney is a Virginia-based freelance sports writer at Maryland Sharp. She’s an avid NWSL and USWNT fan and a lifelong Virginia Tech Hokie.

Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a freelance writer for Maryland Sharp. He’s spent most of his career writing in roles that have ranged from copywriter at a boutique ad agency to corporate communications at a large oil firm. His true passion is sports, and he’s now been writing in the sports gaming industry for the last couple of years. He enjoys sports betting and usually bets a little too much when he loses and not quite enough when he wins.

Rebecca Hanchett

Rebecca Hanchett is a political writer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region who covers legislative developments at Maryland Sharp. She worked as a public affairs specialist for 23 years at the Kentucky State Capitol. A University of Kentucky grad, she has been known to watch UK basketball from time to time.

Erica Davis

Erica is a writer here at Maryland Sharp. She graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism and in Political Science. After cheering as an NFL cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons, Erica moved to Los Angeles, where she became the host of Kevin Pollak's This Week In Football digital show. Since then, she has appeared as an on-air host sports commentator for CNN, HLN and TEGNA's Daily Blast Live. Her written work has been published across various platforms including Cachet Digital, Positively Celebrity and most recently, FOX Sports. Erica is a die-hard Georgia Dawg and a hopelessly devoted Clippers fan.

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