Matthew Bain is the Content Manager for PlayKentucky. Before joining Catena Media in 2022, Bain spent six years with the USA TODAY Network as a reporter and deputy sports editor at the Des Moines Register.
A California native, Bain helped spearhead Prop 26 vs. Prop 27 coverage and led Catena Media’s coverage of the Massachusetts sports betting launch.
He will help develop story ideas and help write breaking news about sports betting in Kentucky.
Matthew Bain interviewed as a Kentucky sports betting expert
- Cincinnati Business Courier – Kentucky Sets Date, Rules For Sports Betting Launch
Must-read Kentucky sports betting stories by Matthew Bain
KY Sportsbooks: Betfred ‘Unlikely’ To Be In Kentucky When Sportsbooks Launch
License Applications: CDI Has Applied For Retail Sportsbook Licenses At All Kentucky Venues
Industry experts who have talked to Matthew Bain
- Stephen Miller, Cozen O’Connor lawyer – KY Colleges Need ‘Targeted Training’ To Prevent Betting Scandals
- Sara Tait, Ice Miller lawyer – More KY Sportsbooks May Choose To Ignore 18+ Limit, Attorney Says
Other publications Matthew Bain has written for
- Des Moines Register – Greg Stephen case shows scary potential for sexual exploitation in AAU basketball
- USA TODAY – How NIL will change college recruiting forever: ‘It opens Pandora’s Box’
- Arizona Republic – Untold stories: The refugee kids of the North Phoenix Christian Soccer Club
- Indianapolis Star – ‘He’s why I do everything’: Purdue target Malik Hall plays for dementia-stricken father
- Detroit Free Press – Cole Bajema has Michigan basketball’s full attention. Here’s why.
Posts by Matthew Bain:
- 7 Sportsbook Apps Have Applied For Kentucky Sports Betting Licenses, 10 Aug 2023
- BetMGM Will Be 21+ Sportsbook In Kentucky, Like Caesars And FanDuel, 09 Aug 2023
- BetMGM Product ‘Not Where We Want It To Be’ As Kentucky Launch Nears, 03 Aug 2023
- All Signs Point To BetRivers Sportsbook Not Launching In Kentucky, 03 Aug 2023
- Don’t Expect A Flood Of Caesars Promotions When It Launches In Kentucky, 02 Aug 2023
- FanDuel Sportsbook Says It Will Only Offer 21+ Betting In Kentucky, 02 Aug 2023
- Churchill Downs To Announce Additional Sportsbook Partnerships Aug. 17, 31 Jul 2023
- New Location Near Owensboro Picked For Ellis Park Extension Site, 31 Jul 2023
- New Churchill Downs Sports Bar To Open By Sept. 7 Sports Betting Launch, 27 Jul 2023
- Kentucky Could Be Icing On The Cake For Profitable BetMGM In Q3, 26 Jul 2023