Bio, Media Credits for OPR's Chris Grove
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Chris Grove: Bio and Media Credits

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Chris Grove is a gambling industry analyst. A managing director at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, Grove 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

Grove 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. A full list of credits and appearances follows below.

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. Grove 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.

Recent media credits and appearances


  • Commentary by Grove is featured in the July 18 article, “States Weigh Bets on Mobile Sports Betting,” in The Wall Street Journal.
  • A July 10 article in Marketplace on the topic of mobile phones and sports betting featured comments and analysis by Grove.
  • Fortune Magazine ran an article about the explosion of sports betting in the U.S. on June 29, which includes analysis by Grove.
  • A June 22 article in U.S. News & World Report on Rhode Island’s revenue share of sports betting includes insight from Grove.
  • A June 8 report in Crain’s Chicago Business News includes insights by Grove on Rush Street Gaming getting into the sports betting game.
  • Sports Techie ran a two-part article in June on sports betting which includes analysis by Grove.
  • includes quotes from Grove on Delaware being the first out of the gate in sports betting in a June 5 article.
  • Grove weighs in on pro sports leagues lobbying for revenue now that sports betting is legal in the June 1 issue of Gambling Compliance.
  • A May 29 article on includes predictions by Grove about startups delving into the world of sports betting.
  • In a May 29 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Grove provides insights into MGM’s purchase of a NY casino-racetrack complex.
  • Grove provides commentary in a May 24 Wall Street Journal article titled “Leagues and States Make Grab for New Sports Betting Cash.”
  • A May 24 editorial in the Chicago Tribune on the topic of legalizing sports betting in Illinois features revenue estimates by Grove.
  • Grove provides commentary on whether sports gambling will be a jackpot for states in a May 22 PEW article.
  • Grove discusses the potential that sports betting will have on the gambling industry in a live May 21 interview on the BBC’s World Business Report.
  • A May 21 MoneyWatch article on the major sports leagues reaction to legalized sports betting includes commentary by Grove.
  • The Orange County Register included insights by Grove into possible action the sports leagues will take in response to sports betting becoming legalized in their May 20 article.
  • A forecast on sports betting wagers by Grove is featured in the May 17 article in The Economist on the Supreme Court decision to strike down PAPSA and allow sports betting in the U.S.
  • Marketing Week ran an article May 17 on the recent SCOTUS decision to legalize sports betting, which includes commentary by Grove.
  • Grove weighs in on the future of collegiate sports betting and recent decisions by the NCAA in a May 17 article in USA Today.
  • WAMU 88.5 Radio out of the American University in Washington D.C. interviews Grove on air May 16 about the new revenue streams available through legal sports betting.
  • Insights and predictions by Grove are included in the May 15 Wired article entitled, “The Sports Betting Revolution Will Be a Slow Play Online.”
  • NPR ran a report on May 15 featuring quotes from Grove on the Supreme court baking legal sports betting.
  • NBC 10 Boston published a follow-up news article on May 15 to an earlier on-air report on the race to launch sports betting, which included commentary by Grove.
  • Grove offers insights and predictions on Michigan’s foray into legalized sports betting in a May 14 article in The Detroit News.
  • A May 14 article in USA Today includes quotes from Grove on topic of state-by-state sports betting since its legalization.
  • VentureBeat ran an article on May 14 on the Supreme Court’s decision on legalized sports betting which includes comments from Grove.
  • A May 14 article on about the impact that sports betting will have on New Jersey bookies features insights and predictions by Grove.
  • Grove lends some insights into the integrity of sports betting after the SCOTUS decision to strike down PAPSA in a May 14 article for NBC Nightly News.
  • On May 10 MGM Resorts International held their annual analyst & Investor Day during which there was a presentation that includes statistics prepared by Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
  • An April 16 SportsBusiness Journal report on the numbers related to sports betting in the U.S. utilizes data provided by Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
  • Grove opines on British bookmaker William Hill and their foray into the US Sports gambling market in an April 12 article for Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Data from a recent report on sports gambling by Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is included in an April 6 article in The Washington Post.
  • Grove’s testimony before Illinois lawmakers on legalized sports betting is reported in the April 4 issue of Gambling Compliance.
  • An April 3rd article in the State Journal-Register features multiple quotes by Grove on the topic of regulated sports betting.
  • A featured story on Chicago’s Channel 5 CBS news on April 3 includes a clip of Grove testifying before Illinois lawmakers on the topic of legalized sports betting in the state.
  • WTTW TV’s Chicago Tonight program on April 3 delves into the Supreme Court decision on sports betting, and quotes Grove as an industry expert along with his thoughts on the subject, and featuring his testimony before the Senate.
  • Grove provides insight into Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion in an April 2 article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • A recent report penned by Grove is quoted in the March 30 Forbes article, “Report: DraftKings Is Aggressively Shopping for Sports Betting Partnerships in New Jersey.”
  • Sports gambling is the topic of a March 30 article in The New York Times, in which Grove and his report for Eilers & Krejcik Gaming provides insight.
  • A March 30 AP News article “DraftKings Seeking Casino Partners for Sports Betting,” includes data from Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
  • The grand opening of an esports arena in Las Vegas is the topic of a March 23 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal in which Grove provides insight.
  • Grove comments on Steve Wynn’s sale of his entire stake in Wynn Resorts and what that means for the company moving forward is featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s March 22 article.
  • Grove is interviewed extensively for a March 19 article on Churchill Downs’ acquisition of Presque Isle Downs & Casino on
  • The upcoming decision by SCOTUS on sports betting is the topic of a Washington Post article on March 18, in which Grove offered insight.
  • Grove participated in a panel event on March 8 at the North American Regulators Roundtable 2018, hosted by Gaming Labs. Inc.
  • Forbes’ March 6 article “FanDuel Is Actively Looking to be Acquired” is based on a recent report from Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming detailing potential purchasers of the daily fantasy sports operator.
  • A February 28 article in the Seattle Times addressing the future of sports betting features comments and analysis by Grove.
  • A report prepared by Grove/Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is featured in Forbes’ February 14 article on the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry.
  • Analysis by Grove in his role at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming offers a glimpse into the future in the February 13 article, “Will Vegas Ever Be the Same,” on
  • The topic of future esports wagering, tackled by Forbes in a February 12 article, includes the results of a survey conducted by Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
  • Grove comments on how Wynn Resorts will fare given misconduct allegations against (ex)CEO Steve Wynn in a February 11 article in The Nevada Independent.
  • The fate of Wynn Resorts amid Steve Wynn’s misconduct allegations are featured in a February 6 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, with insights from Grove.
  • West Virginia’s MetroNews features quotes and insight from Grove in their February 4 article on the estimated millions that will be generated by legal sports betting.
  • Insights and research from Grove are included in a January 25 MetroNews article on the push to legalize sports betting in West Virginia.
  • A January 23 report in the Las Vegas Review journal on Las Vegas becoming a video gaming powerhouse features Grove and his esports expertise.
  • Grove comments on the relationship that esports gamers have with Rogue pros in a January 22 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  • Bloomberg Technology’s January 17 report on daily fantasy sports—and how legalized sports will affect them—includes several insights from Grove.
  • Grove comments on Eilers & Krejcik Gaming’s research on the legalization of sports betting in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s January 15 article, “Casinos Prepare for Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting.”
  • In an interview with on January 11, Grove comments and makes some predictions on the upcoming SCOTUS decision on sports betting.
  • Insights by Grove are included in the January 11 article, “Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Will Open March 22,” published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  • A report by Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is quoted in a January 10 article on about the future of sports gambling in Minnesota.
  • A Fox2 news report on the future of sports betting in Michigan in January 9 features data from a study done by Grove/Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
  • The Times-Picayune includes several quotes by Grove in their January 9 article, “Louisiana Among States to Propose Legalized Sports Betting in 2018.”
  • Research from Grove and Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is featured in a January 9 article in Bloomberg Tax News on the use of bitcoin in offshore betting.
  • The issue of sports betting in the U.S. is addressed by Grove in a January 9 article in the New York Times.





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