Nick Makowitz

Sports Betting Industry Expert and Author at

United States

Hi, I'm Nick Makowitz.

I grew up in Sparta, New Jersey, where sports completed dominated my childhood. I played basketball and baseball since I could dribble a ball and hold a bat, and I even worked at a nearby baseball stadium during summers in high school.

At Penn State, where I studied business, I was fortunate enough to find a group of friends who shared that childlike-joy for sports.

We played every intramural sport the university offered, watched all the big games together, and, of course, talked incessantly about our bets.

After my junior year, I was lucky enough to be granted an internship opportunity at Yankee Stadium.

While living in New York City and working at Yankee Stadium was one of the most unique experiences of my life, I realized that stadium operations and management wasn't for me.

Having felt like I gave a career in sports a fair shot (dumb), I moved on and accepted a job in supply chain for American Eagle Outfitters.

A year or two into my corporate 9-5, I realized I still needed sports in my life. Watching sports on TV and throwing $20 on Hawaii's midnight college football games wasn't the fix I was looking for.

I've always had a passion for writing and data and figured I could try to pair the two together.

In the summer of 2021, I started writing voluntarily for Championship Sports Media, a startup founded by a handful of college kids whose passion and drive closely resembled my own from a few years prior.

After a few months of writing opinion pieces on NFL betting and fantasy football, I applied to and was awarded a contract position with

Since then, I've written over 25 articles consisting of sports betting industry news and commercial content relating to online sportsbooks and casinos.

I absolutely love writing about all-things sports, and I'm always looking to gain exposure to different areas of the sports writing industry.

Regulators Greenlight New York Mobile Sports Betting Launch for this Saturday

Mobile sports betting is headed to New York. Broke down the details @YahooFinance in the video below: - Josh Schafer (@_JoshSchafer) January 7, 2022 Game on in the Big Apple. On Thursday, The New York State Gaming Commission announced that four of the Empire State's nine licensed sportsbook operators will be allowed to launch their respective sites and apps starting Saturday at 9 AM EST.
PointsBet Inks First Sports Betting Deal with Big Ten Program

Online Sportsbooks · PointsBet Promo Code · PointsBet Maryland Terrapins The University of Maryland, through Maryland Sports Properties and PlayFly Sports, has agreed to a multi-year sports betting partnership with PointsBet. The deal makes the Terrapins the first Big Ten program to partner with a sports betting provider.
Betsafe Online Sportsbook Colorado

Betsafe, a subsidiary of Swedish gambling company Betsson, will make its US debut sometime in Q1 of 2022. The online sportsbook will launch in Colorado in its first effort to penetrate the US market. Betsafe isn't your run-of-the-mill sportsbook startup. It will bring with it a strong reputation from overseas and a diverse online gaming background.
BetMGM Inks Deal with Madison Square Garden

Online Sportsbooks · BetMGM Bonus Code · BetMGM Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden, commonly dubbed the world's most famous arena, has agreed to a multi-year marketing deal with BetMGM, one of the nation's leading sports gaming providers. BetMGM has been making waves in 2021.
DraftKings Live Streaming and Live Betting

DraftKings agreed to a deal with Sportradar, a global sports data company, to bring live streaming to its sportsbook app in May of 2020. This type of live streaming does not include live video, but Sportradar's expertise provides DraftKings users with a real-time feed of sports action.
WynnBET to Enter West Virginia Online Sports Betting Market

In the first week of November, WynnBET announced it will enter the West Virginia online sports betting market through its partnership with Delaware North. Delaware North, a global hospitality and entertainment company, already owns and operates Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino in the Mountain State.

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Thursday Night Fantasy Preview: Week 1 - Championship Sports Media

Well done, NFL. Pairing America's Team with the Tom-Brady-led defending champs in primetime on opening night is the kind of goosebumps-inducing magic we've all craved since February. The league's most polarizing franchise facing off against the most polarizing player creates the perfect storm for the NFL.

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5 Season-Long Player Props to Love - Championship Sports Media

Spreads and totals get most of the attention in the growing media landscape of NFL betting. It's fun to start fresh each week, scan the board for alleged locks, and plant yourself on the couch for seven hours of commercial-free football to watch it unfold.

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2021 NFL Betting: Trends to Know - Championship Sports Media

Finally, the regular season is upon us. NFL betting is back. Yes, a preseason bet cashes the same as a regular season bet, but as a non-professional, there's something lacking when you're one of the few risking your hard-earned money on players 95% of casual fans have never heard of.

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Fantasy RB's: For Whom the Bell Cow Tolls - Championship Sports Media

Is the Bell Cow Extinct? Have we seen the end of the bell cow running back? In the last decade, the emergence of running back platoons and committees has pushed every fantasy manager to the brink at some point. Reliable fantasy running backs seem more elusive than ever and RB depth feels almost impossible to [...]