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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

Gabe Vincent

Miami Heat Injury Report: Gabe Vincent to Miss Game 5

Miami Heat point guard Gabe Vincent sustained a left ankle injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals and will miss Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. Vincent suffered a sprained left ankle when he tumbled out of bounds trying to...

Pauly McGuire May 25, 2023
Bently Distillery

Vegas Golden Knights Owner Purchases Bently Distillery

Bill Foley, the owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, purchased the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery in Minden, Nev., which produces luxury bourbon, single malt whiskey, and rye. The Vegas Golden Knights are the hottest ticket in Sin City, and only one win...

Pauly McGuire May 24, 2023
Trae Young

Los Angeles Lakers Consider Trade for Point Guard Trae Young

After LeBron James hinted at a potential retirement, the Los Angeles Lakers discussed trade options for Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young. Jovan Buha from The Athletic reported that the Lakers had internal discussions about pursuing Young in a trade. Team owner...

Pauly McGuire May 24, 2023
Calvin Ridley

NFL Investigating Another Wave of Gambling Policy Violations

The NFL suspended five players in April for violating the league's gambling policy and is currently investigating more individuals in a potential second wave of violations. The NFL has a tight relationship with the gambling industry. They have three official sports betting...

Pauly McGuire May 23, 2023
Nuggets Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets Sweep the Los Angeles Lakers to Reach NBA Finals

The Denver Nuggets completed a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers to win the Western Conference and secure a spot in the 2023 NBA Finals. The Nuggets are four more wins away from winning their first NBA championship and are eagerly...

Pauly McGuire May 23, 2023
Julius Randle Karl-Anthony Towns

New York Knicks Explore Trade Options for All-Star Julius Randle

The latest trade rumor from the Big Apple suggest the New York Knicks are considering an off-season move involving all-star forward Julius Randle and big man Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Knicks were mentioned in trade rumors with the Philadelphia...

Pauly McGuire May 22, 2023
Joel Embiid

NBA Trade Rumors: NY Knicks Interested in Adding MVP Joel Embiid

Less than 24 hours after the Philadelphia 76ers fired head coach Doc Rivers, the New York Knicks were mentioned in trade rumors involving 76ers center Joel Embiid. During a recent episode of the “Lowe Post” podcast with Zach Lowe, ESPN's Tim McMahon...

Pauly McGuire May 18, 2023
Domingo German Yankees

MLB Bans New York Yankees Pitcher Domingo German for 10 Games

New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German has earned a 10-game suspension for violating the MLB's foreign substance rule. German was ejected from a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday when umpires found a sticky substance on his hand. German...

Pauly McGuire May 18, 2023
Spurs Owner Peter Holt

San Antonio Spurs Hit Draft Lottery, Victor Wembanyama Projected #1 Pick

The San Antonio Spurs are expected to draft French hoops prodigy Victor Wembanyama after they were awarded the #1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery. Scouts initially compared Wembanyama to Hall of Fame center Tim Duncan. But after Americans got their...

Pauly McGuire May 17, 2023
Doc Rivers

Philadelphia 76ers Fire Head Coach Doc Rivers After Playoffs Failure

The NBA's Philadelphia 76ers have dismissed head coach Doc Rivers after three seasons and three-straight disappointing exits in the second round of the postseason. Mike Budenholzer, Nick Nurse, and Mike D’Antoni are all on the shortlist of potential replacement candidates to become...

Pauly McGuire May 16, 2023