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Reporter: Cort Smith

Reporter ‒ Sports and Sports Betting, Gaming Legislation, Global Casino Business, Canadian Gaming Industry
Cort Smith joined as a news writer in 2018. His media background began with the Global News Network in Canada, where he served as producer, reporter, and anchor between 2000 and 2016, working on national broadcasts.
An avid fantasy football player, his work has also been featured on fantasy analytic sites like and Cort has been writing sports betting analysis for The Action Network since the 2018 NFL season kicked off as well.
A passionate world traveler, he has spent extensive time in Asia, Australia, and the EU. He enjoys poker and is a hardcore Edmonton Oilers and Denver Broncos fan. Cort lives in British Columbia, where he can be found fly fishing when he’s not writing and following sports.

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138 stories by Cort Smith

UK gaming

Britain’s Labour Party Would Introduce Sweeping Changes to Online UK Gaming Regulations if Elected

Britain’s Labour Party is promising to upend the country’s online gaming industry by implementing strict new limits on speed and stakes of play -- if it can manage to win power. While declaring that the UK’s 2005 Gambling Act is “unfit for...

Cort Smith March 1, 2019
'Pacman' Jones

Former NFLer ‘Pacman’ Jones Arrested in Indiana Casino, Suspected of Cheating

Ex-NFL All Pro Adam 'Pacman' Jones is facing multiple charges stemming from his arrest at an Indiana casino early Wednesday morning. According to a report from the Eagle Country 99.3 radio station, agents from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) were alerted to...

Cort Smith February 28, 2019
NFL combine odds

NFL Combine Odds Released, Top College Prospects Prepare for Their Biggest Test

NFL Scouting Combine 2019 is officially underway, as the best draft-eligible players in college football converge on Indianapolis this week to be poked, prodded, timed, interviewed, and measured for their pro potential. The first wave of players started arriving on Tuesday for...

Cort Smith February 27, 2019

Bail Out or Buy-In? Conflicting Reports in Wake of AAF’s $250M Sale

Just two weeks into its first season, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has been sold for a sum of $250 million amid rumors that the league was on the verge of ruin and unable to cover payroll costs. Tom Dundon, the...

Cort Smith February 23, 2019

AAF Off to Fast Start as Bettors Triple up on Expected Action and TV Ratings Beat NBA

The American Alliance of Football (AAF) was supposed to be a league built on sports betting, and while that hasn’t exactly been the case through the first week, the early returns are encouraging nonetheless. Despite the fact that there is no history...

Cort Smith February 15, 2019
gambling apps

Developers are Abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate Program to Publish Porn and Gambling Apps

App developers are circumventing Apple’s stringent approval process by instead using the employee-focused Enterprise Certificate program to publicly publish their pornography and gambling apps. A report by TechCrunch shows that at least two dozen apps have been able to abuse the certificate...

Cort Smith February 13, 2019
BC casino scandal

Prime Minister Trudeau Seeks Answers in BC Casino Scandal, Stays Mum on Public Inquiry

Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau wants to know how international criminal rings were able to use British Columbia (BC) casinos as their personal money laundering service, but he stopped short of declaring a full public inquiry into the scandal. The PM...

Cort Smith February 8, 2019
American Alliance of Football

American Alliance of Football Set for Kickoff With Gambling Slant in Mind

The Super Bowl may be a wrap, but football die-hards won’t have to wait until September to get their pigskin fix, as the brand new American Alliance of Football (AAF) kicks off this weekend. The league is the brainchild of TV and...

Cort Smith February 7, 2019
parq casino

Paragon Gaming Sells Stake in Vancouver’s Parq Casino in Wake of Controversy and Financial Loss

Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming has sold its stake in the Parq Casino, a luxury gaming facility in downtown Vancouver which has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons since its 2017 opening. Paragaon announced that it has unloaded its ownership...

Cort Smith February 6, 2019
oregon sports betting

Oregon Sports Betting in Play as Officials Hope to Launch Ahead of 2019 NFL Season

Oregon residents may not be able to legally place any bets on the Super Bowl this Sunday, but all that should change by next year. In fact, regulators there are hoping to have a new sports betting platform in place by the...

Cort Smith February 2, 2019