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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.

Areas of Expertise

550 stories by Pauly McGuire

Jimmy Cordero

MLB Bans New York Yankees Pitcher Jimmy Cordero for Season

New York Yankees reliever Jimmy Cordero will miss the remainder of the season and postseason after MLB issued a 76-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. Cordero, 31, is a right-handed relief pitcher from the Dominican Republic. He pitched for...

Pauly McGuire July 6, 2023
Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels Send All-Star Mike Trout to the IL

The Los Angeles Angels have lost centerfielder Mike Trout to a left wrist injury. The Angels are in deep trouble heading into the second half of the season without their second-best player and a former three-time Most Valuable Player. Trout sustained a...

Pauly McGuire July 5, 2023
James Harden

Los Angeles Clippers a Favorite to Add James Harden in a Trade

The Philadelphia 76ers and guard James Harden are headed for a divorce. The Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are among the betting favorites to land Harden in a trade from the 76ers, with the Clippers at -250 odds and the...

Pauly McGuire July 1, 2023
Jonas Vingegaard Tour de France champion

2023 Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard Slight Favorite to Repeat

Jonas Vingegaard from Jumbo-Visma is a slight betting favorite at +110 odds over Tadej Pogacar (+115) from Team Emirates UAE to win the 2023 Tour de France in back-to-back years. The stoic Dane and the Slovenian wunderkind will slug it out in...

Pauly McGuire June 30, 2023
Nicholas Petit-Frere Titans

NFL Suspends Four More Players for Gambling Violations

The NFL has issued one-year suspensions to Isaiah Rodgers, Rashod Berry, and Demetrius Taylor for violating the league’s strict gambling policy by betting on NFL games. Nicholas Petit-Frere earned a six-game suspension for betting on non-NFL games while at a club facility....

Pauly McGuire June 29, 2023
Damian Lillard trade rumors

Damian Lillard Trade Rumors Won’t Go Away

All-Star guard Damian Lillard stated multiple times that he hasn't requested a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers, but that hasn't stopped the Miami Heat from relentlessly pursuing him, which in turn, has fueled trade rumors. Lillard signed a super-max contract extension...

Pauly McGuire June 29, 2023
Domingo German

New York Yankees’ Domingo German Pitches Perfect Game in Rout

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German achieved perfection Wednesday night. He threw only the 24th perfect game in MLB history in an 11-0 victory against the Oakland A's. German needed only 99 pitches to retire 27 consecutive batters. The Yankees scored 11...

Pauly McGuire June 29, 2023
Shohei Ohtani Angels

Los Angeles Angels Two-Way Star Shohei Ohtani Leads AL MVP Race

The Los Angeles Angels have reached the midpoint of the 2023 MLB season, and two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani is running away with the American League MVP. Ohtani is currently -1200 odds to win the AL MVP, according to DraftKings. Ohtani is looking...

Pauly McGuire June 28, 2023
John Collins

Atlanta Hawks Finally Trade an Unhappy John Collins

The Utah Jazz acquired forward John Collins from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for forward Rudy Gay and a second-round draft pick. The move was financially motivated and a salary dump. The Hawks needed to get under the luxury cap and were...

Pauly McGuire June 27, 2023
Yankees Aaron Judge

New York Yankees See a Futures Dip, Aaron Judge Out Indefinitely

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge sustained a big toe injury when he crashed into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium three weeks ago. There's still no specific timeline for his return and the Yankees saw a huge dip in their World...

Pauly McGuire June 26, 2023