Online Poker Report

Online Poker Report: Contributors


Chris Grove – Founder / Author

Chris Grove is a gambling industry analyst. A managing director at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, he also oversees trade publications covering regulated online gambling, esports, and DFS.

Grove serves on the board of advisors for regulated esports betting site and Las Vegas-based esports organization He has been cited by lawmakers, regulators, and major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to his work in gaming, Grove was a coach of national championship collegiate speech and debate teams at Bradley University, Illinois State University, and Western Kentucky University. He was inducted into the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame in 2001.

Grove earned his B.A. and M.A. in Communications from Illinois State University and currently lives in Las Vegas.



Dustin Gouker

Dustin Gouker – Head of Content

Dustin has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer — including stops at The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner. He has played poker recreationally for his entire adult life and has written about poker since 2008.



Eric Ramsey

Eric Ramsey – Managing Editor

Eric is a reporter and writer covering regulated US gambling, sports betting, and DFS. He comes from a poker background, formerly on staff at PokerNews and the World Poker Tour.



Matthew Kredell

Matthew Kredell – Analyst

Matthew began writing about legislative efforts to regulate online poker in 2007 after UIGEA interfered with his hobby of playing small-stakes online poker while working as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Daily News. Covering the topic for Bluff Magazine, PokerNews and now Online Poker Report, he has interviewed numerous U.S. Congressmen and state legislators.



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