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Reporter: Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire is a novelist, sports writer, and sports bettor who specializes in the NBA and NFL.

He joined in 2022 after 20 years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines in High Roller Magazine, Vegas Seven, MSN, and the UK Racing Post. He covered major spectacle events such as March Madness, the Iditarod, the Tour de France, the Oscars, and the World Series of Poker.

For nearly a decade, Pauly covered the international poker circuit in Europe, Latin America, and Australia. His critically acclaimed 2010 book "Lost Vegas" chronicled working at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas while writing for Tao of Poker, Bluff Magazine, Fox Sports, and Poker Player Newspaper during the wildest days of the poker boom.

Pauly grew up in New York City, which is why he's a jaded fan of the New York Jets and Knicks. After residing in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for the last two decades, Pauly recently relocated to Denver, Colorado.

He's currently working on his fourth novel titled "The Kicker." His most recent novels -- "Guard This" (2021) and "Fried Peaches" (2018) -- are currently available on Amazon.

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550 stories by Pauly McGuire

Chargers Justin Herbert finger injury

L.A. Chargers QB Justin Hebert Defeats Las Vegas Raiders Despite Injury

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert sustained a finger injury Sunday on his left hand in a 24-17 victory against the Las Vegas Raiders. Herbert shrugged off the injury and finished the game. He even tossed a Monty Python quote to reporters...

Pauly McGuire October 3, 2023
Patrick Mahomes Chiefs Slide Jets

Bad Beat: Patrick Mahomes’ Late-Game Slide Tilts Kansas City Chiefs Bettors

A game-ending slide by quarterback Patrick Mahomes locked up a victory for the Kansas City Chiefs over the New York Jets. But the bad beat cost bettors millions in lost wagers during Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs defeated the Jets, 23-20, but...

Pauly McGuire October 2, 2023
Jrue Holiday Celtics trade

Boston Celtics Now NBA Title Cofavorites After Jrue Holiday Trade

The Portland Trail Blazers have sent point guard Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics in a trade. The move comes only a couple of days after they acquired him in a blockbuster deal for All-Star Damian Lillard with the Milwaukee Bucks. The...

Pauly McGuire October 2, 2023
AL Wild Card race Seattle Mariners

American League Wild Card, AL West Race Come Down to Final Weekend

Heading into the final weekend of MLB's regular season, three teams are fighting for the final two spots in the American League wild card, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Seattle Mariners. The Tampa Bay Rays (97-62) locked up the...

Pauly McGuire September 29, 2023
Raiders Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels, Matt Eberflus Favorites as First Fired NFL Head Coach

Josh McDaniels from the Las Vegas Raiders (+200 odds) and Matt Eberflus from the Chicago Bears (+225 odds) are the betting favorites to become the first NFL head coach to get fired this season. The Raiders are 1-2 and the Bears are...

Pauly McGuire September 28, 2023
Damian Lillard Greek Freak Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks See Huge Futures Bump After Damian Lillard Trade

The Milwaukee Bucks are now the betting favorite at +390 odds to win the 2023-24 NBA championship. That's after they pulled off a blockbuster trade to acquire All-Star guard Damian Lillard. The trade seemingly came out of nowhere after the Toronto Raptors...

Pauly McGuire September 28, 2023
Trail Blazers Damian Lillard Raptors Pascal Siakam

Damian Lillard Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors Emerge as Front-Runners

The Toronto Raptors are interested in acquiring seven-time NBA All-Star guard Damian Lillard in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. ESPN's Marc Spears reported that the Trail Blazers intend to trade Lillard before the NBA's Media Day, slated for October 2....

Pauly McGuire September 27, 2023
Texans Tank Dell

Waiver Wire Pickups Week 4: Tank Dell, Joshua Palmer, De’Von Achane

Several key starters in the NFL went down with injuries in Week 3. Some potential waiver wire pickups for your fantasy football team in Week 4 include Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Joshua Palmer, and Houston...

Pauly McGuire September 26, 2023
Saints Derek Carr injury

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Derek Carr Now Week to Week After Scary Hit

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr sustained a shoulder injury in a Week 3 loss against the Green Bay Packers and is listed as week to week on the injury report. Carr took a big hit in the third quarter and exited...

Pauly McGuire September 26, 2023
Jimmy Garoppolo conucssion

Las Vegas Raiders Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in Concussion Protocol

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo entered the NFL's concussion protocol after sustaining a head injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Steelers went on the road and defeated the Raiders, 23-18, in Sin City on Sunday Night Football. Congrats if...

Pauly McGuire September 26, 2023