Cort Smith

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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

bc casino

BC Casino Money Laundering Estimates Soar, Criminals Used Government Accounts to Clean Their Cash

Estimates surrounding the amount of criminal money laundered through British Columbia’s (BC) casinos have shot up exponentially, with a new report putting the figure at nearly $2 billion. That’s a far cry from the original $100 million appraisal made by former RCMP...

Cort Smith February 1, 2019
nascar gambling

NASCAR Gambling Rules Get Overhaul, All Members Banned From Betting on Sport

NASCAR appears to be all in when it comes to the new era of sports betting in the US, but it’s drawing a line when it comes to any of its members actually placing a bet on their own races. The organization...

Cort Smith January 30, 2019
poker pro

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Gets 18 Months for Running Million Dollar Super Bowl Ticket Scam

A California poker pro who swindled investors out of millions in a ticket-selling scheme has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Last year, Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, a charge that carries a...

Cort Smith January 25, 2019
LPGA shot tracking

LPGA Investing Shot Tracking Technology in a Bid to Grow Sports Betting Stake

Count the LPGA among the professional sports leagues embracing the new sports betting landscape. The association has revealed that it is investing in sophisticated shot tracking technology that will provide it with real-time data. The lady’s tour currently has no equivalent of...

Cort Smith January 24, 2019
Saints fans sue

Saints Fans Sue NFL, Claiming ‘Mental Anguish’ Over Blown Call in NFC Championship

Two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders are throwing up a Hail Mary attempt to have the result of the controversial NFC Championship game overturned. Frank D’Amico, a New Orleans-based attorney, filed the lawsuit on behalf of his two clients, claiming among...

Cort Smith January 23, 2019
esports betting

Esports Betting Market Set to Explode to a Total Value of $12.9B by 2020

Esports is already the fastest-growing sector in the rapidly expanding sports betting market, and its piece of the pie is only going to get bigger in the years ahead. The biggest esports competitions can generate prize pools in the tens of millions....

Cort Smith January 20, 2019
NBA gambling

NBA Gambling Rules Under Microscope as League Looks at Avoiding Gaming Pitfalls

The NBA is making moves to eliminate the potential for any headaches or controversy as it makes a full court press on legalized sports gambling.   NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum is all smiles as his league embraces sports betting. (Image: SportTechie)...

Cort Smith January 17, 2019
north bay casino

Endangered Turtle Species in Small Canadian Town Could Determine Casino Project Outcome

The so-called "smiling turtle" may have a shot at doing what those opposed to a major new casino in North Bay -- a small community about 150 miles north of Toronto, Canada -- have so far been unable to do: put a...

Cort Smith January 17, 2019
Navy officer

Dishonorable Discharge: Navy Officer Swipes $2.7M From Government for High Stakes Poker Habit, Gets Four Years

A 27-year Navy veteran was sentenced to four years in federal prison for running a racket which saw him steal $2.7 million from the federal government to feed a high-stakes poker lifestyle. But it wasn’t all gambling for Lt. Randolph Prince: the...

Cort Smith January 12, 2019
dc sports betting

DC Sports Betting Decision Delayed Amid Contracting Monopoly Concerns

Sports betting is coming to Washington DC, but it’ll have to wait after council members postponed a key decision which would have seen them fast track the process. On Tuesday, councilors were on the verge of voting to award the contract to...

Cort Smith January 10, 2019

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