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


  • 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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