About Us

Midwest Sharp is an independent source for all of the news, analysis, and information you need to stay in the know about online gambling and sports betting in the Midwest. The content we publish is all original and is created by our experienced team of writers, researchers, casino, and sports betting experts.

We post daily and weekly content covering all aspects of gambling online in Illinois and throughout the Midwest. From breaking news and analysis, interviews, and opinion pieces, if it’s happening in the world of online sports betting in the Midwest, you’ll find it on Midwest Sharp.

Neither Midwest Sharp nor any of its managers are directly affiliated with any casino or sportsbook.

Midwest Sports Betting And Gaming

The Midwest is experiencing an explosion of online gaming and sports betting. Illinois sports betting launched in 2020, just after both Indiana and Iowa. Between these three states, bettors have access to over two dozen sports betting apps from some of the biggest brands, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and PointsBet.

Even more exciting is the 2021 launch of online gambling in Michigan. Michigan joins just a handful of other states in allowing all forms of legal online gambling. This includes online casinos, online sports betting, and online poker. Michigan is the only Midwest state that will permit online casino gaming and poker.


Midwest Sharp wants to be the best and most complete resource around for gamblers, sports fans, and industry followers. The editors of this website operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization.

Amber Hoffman – Managing Editor and Chicago Cubs fan

Cole Rush – Chicago-based sports and gambling writer

Geoff Fisk – Online gaming writer and poker expert

Mike Epifani – Sports betting and online gaming writer

Erich Richter – Sports writer and die-hard Mets fan


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